How long does it take to charge an electric car?

The charging time of an electric car depends on the charging power in kW of the socket on the charging station, the maximum power accepted by the vehicle's onboard charger, the type of cable used and, of course, on the capacity of the on-board storage system and charge level.


Typically, an average car with a 25 kWh battery takes:

  • 8 hours to charge fully at home (with an average power of 3 kW);
  • 2 hours to charge fully at faster charging stations (with power between 7.4 and 22 kW);
  • 30 minutes to charge fully at the fastest charging stations (with power between 43 kW and 50 kW).
Home charge (3 kW)
Charging station (7.4-22 kW)
Fast charging station (43-50 kW)
Car 25 kWh
8 hours
2 hours
30 mins.

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