Time to charge depends entirely on a number of factors; the type of charge point, its power and speed as well as the size of the vehicle’s battery. Charging times can range anywhere between 30 minutes and 12 hours.

From empty to full power, a charge point with a power of 3.6kW will charge a vehicle in an average time of 11 hours, whilst a 7kW will take 5-7 hours on average to charge an EV vehicle.

Top up charging allows drivers to top up their vehicles whenever they park. This prevents an EV’s battery from running to empty by keeping the battery topped up which of course reduces the charging time.