Charging time for electric cars: we tell you everything!
You want to know the charging time of your electric car? We give you the keys to know everything! Factors that influence the charging of your car. When it comes to electric cars, it is essential to control battery recharging times.
Here are the main factors to be aware of:
- The size of your vehicle’s battery, expressed in kWh
- The state of charge of your battery (the more it fills up, the slower the charge)
- The power delivered by the bollard (2.3 kW; 3.7 kW; 7.4 KW for e-nergyze bollards)
These data are important because they are the main factors that impact the charging time of your electric car.
e-nergyze, the terminal that simplifies the recharging of electric cars
With our e-lectron box, there are several ways to charge your electric car and the speed depends mainly on the current supplied by the terminal to your car. On a domestic socket delivering 2.3 kW in 8A :
- It takes about 10 km of autonomy for 1 hour of recharging;
- and for a complete night (about 8 hours), count a recharge of about 80 km.
When you know that you travel an average of 40 km per day with your vehicle (mainly home-to-work trips), this power is sufficient in most cases. It is also possible to plug in 3.7 kW and 16A. You will then double the charging power:
- Count then 8 hours to recharge 160 km of autonomy;
- and about 16 hours for a total recharge on a common vehicle like the Renault Zoe.
With a socket delivering 7.4 kW at 32A, you’re on a (very) fast charge which allows you to obtain 310 km of autonomy, or almost the entire battery of a Zoe, in only 8 hours. However, it is important to remember that repeating this method ends up damaging the battery cells prematurely, contrary to the lower powers. Therefore, it should be done occasionally.
Thanks to the e-nergyze quick charging stations, the recharging times for your electric car no longer hold any secrets for you!