We often hear that charging an electric car takes a long, long time. But how long does it take exactly? Are all models equal in charging performance? Automobile Propre takes stock of the video and invites you to discover its charging time simulator, a practical tool for those who want to quickly know the charging time of their car or plug-in hybrid.
When you start to take an interest in the world of electromobility, questions around charging quickly arise. How and where will I be able to recharge? With what cable? How long will it take me? How much will it cost ? Legitimate questions to which it is not always easy to find an answer. This is why we invite you to address these topics through a series of educational videos published throughout the summer.
How long does it take to charge an electric car?
The first video we show you looks at the thorny issue of charging time for an electric car. While 5 minutes are enough to refuel a thermal car, it will take a little, if not much longer, with an electric one. Depending on the vehicle, outlet or terminal used, the charging time may vary from a few minutes to several hours. Explanations.
Of course, there are other factors that can influence recharge time, and we’ll get to that shortly. In the meantime, feel free to dig deeper into the matter with our charging time file.
The charging time simulator
Automobile Propre has been offering a recharging time simulator for electric and plug-in hybrid cars for several years. This tool allows everyone to estimate the charging time from a range of battery level, the power delivered by the outlet (or terminal) and the power accepted by the vehicle. It is designed for all electric and plug-in hybrid cars sold in France. Charging times are calculated from the useful capacity of the batteries.
This charging time simulator is also accessible on each vehicle sheet in a dedicated “charging” tab. This allows you to directly access the charging configuration of your vehicle but also to select certain options. This is the case, for example, with the Peugeot e-208 which can integrate an 11 kW charger instead of the 7.4 kW offered on the base version.
For each vehicle, you will also have access to the technical characteristics of alternating current (AC) and direct (DC) charging, an estimate of the cost of charging, as well as an overview of existing charging solutions thanks to Mister EV . This sister company of Saabre, publisher of Automobile Propre, recently replaced the site’s store. Thanks to this information, charging your electric car will no longer hold any secrets for you!