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EV charging has never been easier

At home

Convenient and cost-efficient, plug in your EV at night when energy is cheapest and wake up fully charged. Save up to 80% on fuel costs with Intelligent Octopus Go - the EV specific tariff.

On the go

The extensive public charging network makes the UK a great place to drive electric. There are more public EV charging stations than petrol stations, making it easy to keep your EV topped up on the go.

How long does it take to charge an EV?

The time it takes to charge an electric car depends on the where you're charging, the power of the charger, and the size of the car's battery.

In most cases, you'll be charging in one of three places; at home, at a long-stay car park (like a supermarket), or at a Rapid charger.

So, how long would it take to charge your EV at each of these charges? Let's use the Volkswagen ID.3 as an example...

On the motorway

32 minutes

At the supermarket

6 hours 15 minutes

At home

9 hours 30 minutes

How much does it cost to charge an EV?

The slower the charger, the less it costs to top up your battery.

Intelligent Octopus Go

Charge for only 7.5p/kWh

The cheapest and easiest way to charge your EV at home is with the Intelligent Octopus Go tariff from Octopus Energy. With this smart EV tariff, you can charge your car with unlimited, super cheap, green energy. Plus you'll get six hours of guaranteed cheap energy for your home between 11:30pm and 5:30am.

Read more about the cost of charging in our blog.

Octopus Electroverse

Charging on the public network

It costs a little more to charge your EV at rapid chargers than at home. But Octopus Electroverse is working hard to keep public charging costs down. And, where possible, provide exclusive discounts. Use the Electroverse app to map out your journey and check the pricing of each charging station before you arrive.

Want to find out more about EV Charging?

We’ve got you covered. Head to our blog on all things EV charging.