Electric Car Charging Options
Charging is easy
One of the common reasons people give for not making the switch to an electric car is the thought of running out of battery. But thanks to an growing network of public chargers, innovative home charging solutions, and many workplaces offering charge points, it’s becoming an unlikely issue.
From plugging in at the shops to installing a wall-box at home, discover the ways you can keep your car topped up.
Charging your car at home is as easy as charging your phone or laptop. In fact if you only use your electric car to travel short distances, chances are you may never need to use a public charging station. Similar to when you plug in your phone, the battery will charge quickest up to 20%, and then slow down after it reaches 80% to protect its longevity.
There are two charging options: A three-pin plug, you can plug your car into charging using a regular three-pin domestic socket. Domestic plugs run at 2.3kW and will charge a SKODA SUPERB PHEV in around five*.
The second option is home wall-box, for fast charging you can install a specialised wall-box, provided you have access to off-street parking. Wall-boxes are more powerful than a domestic socket and will charge an ENYAQ iV 60 Nav in 9.5 hours*. The SUPERB PHEV charges in just 3.5 hours via a wall-box*.
Direct current, know as DC, is offered at many public charging stations and is the quickest way to charge your electric car. DC starts at speeds of 50kW, which is more than ten times faster than home chargers. DC will charge ENYAQ iV 60 Nav from 0 - 80% in just 35 minutes*.