There are three categories of charging speeds at the moment. Slow charging means you can charge your car in 5 hours, fast charging takes 1 hour, and ultra-fast charging takes just 20 minutes. This is an average and depends on battery capacity and car model.
Yes, there’s variation within each charging speed. Exact times depend on car model and battery size but they’re getting faster every year.
It means that long journeys are more achievable than ever. Stop off for a coffee for 20 minutes and your car will be charged when you’re done.
A full ultra-fast charge can take you up to 310 miles – that’s about the distance from Brussels to Hamburg, Rome to Milan, or Munich to Berlin! Again, this depends on battery capacity and car model.
At the moment, there are only a few ultra-fast chargers all over Europe but this number is set to boom in the next few years. Also E.ON is working now to expand its charging network – e.g. with its Partner Clever in Scandinavia.
Yes it will. Experts estimate that in just a few years battery charging times will go down to 5-10 minutes. By the way: the ultra-fast charging stations that E.ON is deploying can be easily upgraded to these new charging speeds in the future.