Determining Charging Times
How long will it take to charge your vehicle? Electric vehicle charging times depend on a couple factors:
- What EV is being charged? Electric vehicles have various sizes of battery pack sizes; the battery pack size determines the amount of energy stored in the vehicle.
- The power going into the EV: Different electric vehicles have different power acceptance rates. Electric vehicle charging stations have various max power delivery ratings. If the EVSE offers less power than the vehicle’s maximum acceptance rate, the EVSE is the limiting factor in charge time. If the vehicle’s acceptance rate is lower than the EVSE’s maximum output rate, the vehicle is the limiting factor.
To determine your estimated total charge time divide your electric vehicle’s battery pack rating by whichever number is lower: the vehicle’s acceptance rate, or the EV charging station’s output rate. Most vehicles will provide this information through the dashboard interface once you plug into an EVSE. We’ve also created a chart to help you determine your vehicle’s charge time depending on which model of ClipperCreek EVSE you use or purchase.
ClipperCreek periodically updates this charging times chart as new vehicles and charging stations are introduced into the market. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not find your vehicle listed.
For a quick reference, view or download the ClipperCreek Estimated Charge Times Chart
To determine how much it will cost to charge an electric vehicle, please see our blog post How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?
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