Whether it's due to 'range anxiety' or a genuine need, one of the most sought-after features in electric cars is long range. If maximising range is your preference, having fast charging, will give you the ability to replenish the available range in as little time as possible.
We've ranked from fastest to slowest, the charging speed of electric cars available in Australia as of June 2022.
Factors we took into account:
1. Maximum DC fast charging speed (75% of score);
2. Maximum onboard charger (AC) speed (25% of score); and
3. Energy efficiency (WLTP) - how efficiently does it get to 100 km.
Electric car charging 101
When an EV is being charged, alternating current (AC) electricity from the grid is converted to direct current (DC) so it can be used by the car battery. This is done by a ‘convertor’ which is located in the car or in the charger.
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