What is the charging time for a fast-charging electric car? How long does it last?
The battery and the charging point determine the charging time. With a standard household socket you can achieve a speed of about 15 km/h. If you are like most people, you can reach about 15 km/h with a standard household socket. However, a public fast-charging electric car station can charge your electric car in less than an hour.
On a single charge, you can usually travel between 300 and 650 kilometres. That's more than most people can do in a day.
Although electric cars are rapidly gaining in popularity, some potential buyers are still hesitant. Electric cars take a long time to recharge. Today's drivers can fill their tanks in 5 minutes or less, but at the fastest charging stations it takes an average of 30 minutes to charge to 80%.
However, within 5-10 years, faster charging is likely to be possible. Companies are working on new lithium-ion and solid-state batteries that can be charged at much higher speeds. These batteries can be recharged in 20 minutes or less.