How long does it take to charge an electric car?

This all depends on the size of the battery and the speed of the charging point. Charging can take anywhere between 30-minutes and 12-hours. A typical electric car with a 60kWh battery would take 8-hours to fully charge the car’s battery from empty to full when using a 7kWh charging point.
The majority of electric car drivers never charge their battery from empty. They normally top up the batteries’ power regularly which would speed up the charging process. This would mean hooking up the battery through the day when parked at work or a shopping centre or charging your car overnight. The majority of electric cars can be charged within 35-minutes with a 50kWh charging point to provide a range of up to 100-miles.

As you can see, the bigger the battery and the slower the charging point is that you are using. The longer it will take to charge your car’s battery.

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