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Where can I charge my Electric Vehicle?

Electric vehicle charging couldn’t be easier

If you’re thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV) or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and you’re concerned about your charging options, don’t worry – there are plenty of solutions.


Charging in Public

With more than 42,500 public charging points located around the UK, you’re never far from your next electric vehicle top-up.

See charging points here

Charging from Home

You can charge your car at home using a standard three-pin (3 kW) power supply – or a specially installed fast-charging (7 kW) charge point.

Charging from Work

Depending on your employer, you should at least have the option to charge your EV/PHEV via a work premises wall socket. Many businesses also provide a 7 kW fast-charging facility.

How To Charge

Charge Points​

Charging speeds

How fast can chargers be?


The slowest of all charging methods, a three-pin power supply is rated at 3 kW.


Experience fast-charge speeds with a dedicated home wallbox, which is rated at 7 kW.


All public connectors offer minimum 50 kW-rated rapid-charging speeds.

How long will my vehicle take to charge fully?

It depends on the vehicle. For instance, charging the Hyundai Ioniq 5 takes approximately:

19.3 hours (0% to 100%) – slow charging (at home or at work)
8.3 hours (0% to 100%) – fast charging (at home or at work)
42 minutes (20% to 80%) – rapid charging (at a public charge point)
90kwh Battery
50kwh Charger
2 Hours to charge

Our Electric FAQs

Do you have an electric query? If so, please check out our frequently asked questions below.

Are all electric cars automatic?



What is a hybrid car?


​A hybrid car features a combustion engine which is supported by an electric motor (which is powered by a self-charging battery). A hybrid is more efficient and produces fewer emissions than a regular car.

What is a plug-in hybrid vehicle?


A plug-in hybrid is similar to a hybrid but is able to run purely on electric power. For example, the Toyota RAV 4 offers a maximum all-electric range of 46 miles. A plug-in hybrid is considerably more efficient and produces significantly fewer emissions than a regular car, and features a battery that requires manual charging.

Do electric cars have gears?


Since electric cars use automatic transmission, they only require one gear.

How long does it take to charge an electric car?


It depends on the car and the charging method. With a fast-charging 7 kW domestic wallbox, it takes the Hyundai Kona Electric about 5.6 hours to charge (0% to 100%).

Should I buy an electric car?


There are many compelling reasons for buying an electric car. However, if you’re at all unsure, please consult a member of your local Johnsons showroom team for impartial advice.

How do electric cars work?


An electric motor (sometimes two) is powered by a high-capacity battery, which is charged by using a three-pin power supply, a fast-charging wallbox or a rapid-charging public connector.

How do hybrid cars work?


With a hybrid car, the electric motor assists the combustion engine, delivering instant torque and power boosts at higher speeds, for instance.

Are electric cars better for the environment?


Yes. They produce zero CO2 and NOx emissions, which means they’re very eco-friendly.