The first thing to realise that unlike petrol and diesel vehicles there are a number of different ways to charge your car. There’s essentially two pieces of key terminology you need to understand and apply to your vehicle
- Charging Levels – the power at which you can charge your electric vehicle, grouped into a few key bands (levels 1 to 3).
- Charging Types – the physical plug connector type that plugs into your electric car.
What are the different levels of EV charging?
Unlike petrol stations, there are a few different levels or charging rates. While they all provide electricity they do so at different speeds. The charging rates are referred to as “Levels“ – typically, the higher the level, the faster the charging.
The best way to think of charging rates the amount of range in kms added for every hour connected.
- Level 1-2 also known as Destination Chargers
- Level 3 also known as (DC) Fast Chargers