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.
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.
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 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.
It depends on the vehicle. For instance, charging the Hyundai Ioniq 5 takes approximately:
Do you have an electric query? If so, please check out our frequently asked questions below.
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.
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.
Since electric cars use automatic transmission, they only require one gear.
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%).
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.
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.
With a hybrid car, the electric motor assists the combustion engine, delivering instant torque and power boosts at higher speeds, for instance.
Yes. They produce zero CO2 and NOx emissions, which means they’re very eco-friendly.