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Charging your electric car has never been easier

Powering your EV journey at home, at work and on the move.

Charging your electric car at home

Charging at home is convenient and cost-efficient. Plug in your EV at night when energy is cheapest and wake up fully charged. Save up to 80% compared with petrol or diesel costs with Intelligent Octopus - the EV specific tariff.

Charging your electric car on the go

The UK is a great place to drive electric. There are nearly 50,000 nationwide public charger points. That's more public EV charging stations than petrol stations, with more being added all the time.

What are the different types of EV chargers?

Chargers have different power ratings. These can be broken down into three categories: slow, fast and rapid.

Slow 3.7kWh Chargers

Typical location:
Home
Avg. miles per hour:
15 miles

Fast 7kWh Chargers

Typical location:
Home, work and public
Avg. miles per hour:
25 miles

Rapid Chargers

Typical location:
Public
Avg. miles per hour:
100 - 200+ miles in 30 mins

How long will it take to charge up my EV?

There are three factors that determine how long it'll take to charge your car. The size of the battery, what speed the battery can charge at, and the speed of the charger.

Here's the maths.

We can work out the time to charge with a simple calculation:

Size of car battery ÷ speed of charger = time to charge

For example:

A 40kWh Nissan LEAF plugged into a 7kW home charger (40 ÷ 7) = 6 hours to charge.