4 Commonly Asked Questions about EV Charging

By Ev Info

In our last post, we discussed the Top 5 EV charging company in the USA. To we discuss the top 5 FAQs about EV charging.

Electric cars or EVs are growing rapidly. People are giving priority to EVs. There might be chances that you are experiencing driving or owning a car for the first time.

People may find it difficult to understand the new technology. We have laid down the commonly asked question about the new technology.

1- How to charge my electric car easily?

EV is different from traditional cars, so the charging is as well. Traditional fuel diesel or gas is available at selected points only. Electricity is part of our daily life & easily available, so it’s easy to charge our car as well as compared to gas or diesel.

Charging at home is the most used charging point for car owners.

Apart from this, office & workplace are the 2nd popular charging location.

The third way to charge the EV is through Public & commercial stations, where you can easily charge by paying or for free as well.

Gas stations, supermarkets & shopping malls are other ways where you can easily charge your EV for free or paid service.

2- What is the process to charge a vehicle?

The process of charging an EV is quite easy & simple. A minor difference in hardware & software due to the type of charge is expected.

All the Electric vehicles come with a Plug & charging cable as per the car or your location. Simply plug the cable into the 3-pin home outlet & you are done.

How does charging work in EV charging stations?

Below is the process that most of the charging stations follow;

  • Pairing the identity at the charging stations is the first step. You can use a Mobile app, RFID tag, Card, Credit card, or any type of software as per the charging station.
  • Once pairing is done, just plug the cable into the card.
  • Wait till the charging completes.
  • Once charged, end the process of charging as per the earlier connected type.

3-How much time does it take to charge an EV battery?

This is the most frequently asked question & most searched question on Google as well. Once you know the time you can plan everything accordingly.

It totally depends upon the car, charging station, battery size & speed of the network.

It goes the same as it goes with the size of the fuel tank, if the battery size is larger, the longer the charge time.

The current battery state of charge is another major factor that decided the time for battery charging. If ur EV’s battery is exhausted, more time is expected for the charging.

What are the EV charger types?

As per the EV’s charging capacity charger has 3 types of charging stations.

The first one is Level 1 chargers, it’s the slowest. Thier capacity is to deliver 2.3 Kwh or approx 5-8 Km range/hour.

Level 2 type charges have high speed as these stations are installed by a professional team. Most of the charging types are installed in Commercial complexes & residential areas. Level 2 charges can deliver up to 11kWh or around 40 Km to 120 Km/hour as per the company.

DC chargers are called the Level 3 charger as well. These are the most used professional charging stations located in Offices, malls & Paid parking areas. They can deliver up to 150 KwH or up to 150 Km/hour.

Average Battery Charging Times for EV;-

Battery CapacityChargerChargerChargerChargerChargerCharger
(kWh)2.4 kW3.7 kW22 kW50 kW100 kW120 kW
5 kWh2h 19m1h 31m0h 16m0h 7m0h 4m0h 3m
10 kWh4h 38m3h 1m0h 31m0h 14m0h 7m0h 6m
15 kWh6h 57m4h 31m0h 46m0h 20m0h 10m0h 9m
30 kWh13h 54m9h 1m1h 31m0h 40m0h 20m0h 17m
35 kWh16h 13m10h 31m1h 47m0h 47m0h 24m0h 20m
40 kWh18h 32m12h 1m2h 2m0h 54m0h 27m0h 23m
45 kWh20h 50m13h 31m2h 17m1h0h 30m0h 25m
50 kWh23h 9m15h 1m2h 32m1h 7m0h 34m0h 28m
80 kWh37h 3m24h 2m4h 3m1h 47m0h 54m0h 45m
85 kWh39h 22m25h 32m4h 18m1h 54m0h 57m0h 48m
90 kWh41h 40m27h 2m4h 33m2h1h0h 50m
95 kWh43h 59m28h 32m4h 48m2h 7m1h 4m0h 53m
110 kWh50h 56m33h 2m5h 34m2h 27m1h 14m1h 2m
120 kWh55h 34m36h 3m6h 4m2h 40m1h 20m1h 7m
130 kWh60h 12m39h 3m6h 34m2h 54m1h 27m1h 13m
140 kWh64h 49m42h 3m7h 5m3h 7m1h 34m1h 18m
150 kWh69h 27m45h 3m7h 35m3h 20m1h 40m1h 24m

4-What is the cost of charging EVs?

In most cases, the cost varies as per the electricity charges. But on average a car has a 50 kWh battery size, which would cost approx $7.5 or 11.8 Euro at home charging.

Electric Vehicle Cost Calculator;-

Battery Capacity (kWh)Average Charge Cost
5 kWh$0.60
10 kWh$1.20
15 kWh$1.80
20 kWh$2.40
25 kWh$3.00
30 kWh$3.60
35 kWh$4.20
40 kWh$4.80
45 kWh$5.40
50 kWh$6.00
55 kWh$6.60
60 kWh$7.20
65 kWh$7.80
70 kWh$8.40
75 kWh$9.00
80 kWh$9.60
85 kWh$10.20
90 kWh$10.80
95 kWh$11.40
100 kWh$12.00
110 kWh$13.20
120 kWh$14.40
130 kWh$15.60
140 kWh$16.80
150 kWh$18.00

Please note Average electric vehicle charging costs are based on a $0.12 per kWh energy cost.