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Determining Charging Times

How long does it take to charge an electric car? Well, it varies by car and charging station. We’ve made a handy chart showing every make and model of electric car on the road today with charging times using a variety of charging stations in different power levels. If you’d like to know the math behind the chart, read on!

Electric vehicle charging times depend on a couple factors:

  1. 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.
  2. 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:

  1. Divide the 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. 

ClipperCreek regularly updates this charging times chart as new vehicles and charging stations are introduced into the market. Please email press@clippercreek.net if you do not find your vehicle listed.

For a quick reference, view or download a pdf of the ClipperCreek Estimated Charge Times Chart

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