If you’re interested in hybrid or electric vehicles, you may be wondering – how long does it take to charge electric cars? This is a perfectly valid question, of course, as you need to know the practicalities of the vehicle you’re buying, including charging times and how long a vehicle can travel without needing an energy top-up.
At Swansway Group, we’re here to answer your questions, so here are some important details to help with your buying journey.
Firstly, it’s important to realise that many regular hybrids don’t need to be plugged in at all – such as the all-new Honda CR-V Hybrid. So, if you don’t want to fuss around with power cables or travel long distances and are worried about running out of charge, this could be the right option for you.
How long it takes for your EV to be charged will depend largely on the size of your battery and which kind of charging station you decide to use.
Charging speeds are an essential part of using and charging an electric car. The charger’s speed will depend on how many kilowatts (kW) it can provide - the higher the number the faster the charging speed.
In the UK there is the option of Rapid, Fast and Slow chargers;
Most electric vehicles can travel between 100 and 200+ miles before they need to be recharged. This can vary from model-to-model, however, so it’s important to eye up all the specifications before making a purchase.