Audi charging at GRIDSERVE LOW RES

How fast can an electric car charge?

There are increasing numbers of rapid and ultra-rapid public electric vehicle chargers, but the speed at which a particular EV can charge is limited by its charging rate. Rapid and ultra-rapid (DC) charging rates for all EVs on sale in the UK are listed below.

Some EVs have different charging rates depending on specification. Where there is a range of charging speeds, this is for the slowest and fastest specification available.

EVs that can ultra-rapid charge (150 kW and over)

Audi e-tron – 120 kW – 150 kW

Audi e-tron GT – 270 kW

BMW iX3 – 150 kW

BMW iX – 150 kW – 195 kW

BMW i4 – 205 kW

Hyundai IONIQ 5 – 220 kW

KIA EV6 – 233 kW

Mercedes Benz EQE – 170 kW

Mercedes Benz EQS – 200 kW

Polestar 2 – 150 kW

Porsche Taycan – 225 kW – 270 kW

Tesla Model 3 – 170 kW – 200 kW

Tesla Model Y – 170 kW – 200 kW

Volvo XC40 Recharge – 150 kW

EVs that can rapid charge 50 kW to 150 kW

Audi Q4 e-tron – 100 kW – 135 kW

Citroen e-C4 – 100 kW

Citroen e-Berlingo – 100 kW

Citroen e-Spacetourer – 100 kW

DS 3 Crossback E-Tense – 100 kW

FIAT New 500 – 80 kW

Ford Mustang Mach-E – 115 kW

Hyundai Kona – 50 kW – 77 kW

Jaguar I-PACE – 100 kW

KIA e-Niro – 50 kW – 77 kW

Mercedes Benz EQA – 100 kW

Mercedes Benz EQB – 100 kW

Mercedes Benz EQC – 110 kW

Mercedes Benz EQV – 110 kW

MG5 EV – 80 kW

MG ZS EV – 75 kW

Nissan Ariya – 130 kW

Peugeot e-208 – 100 kW

Peugeot e-2008 – 100 kW

Peugeot e-Rifter – 100 kW

Peugeot e-Traveller – 100 kW

Skoda Enyaq – 50 kW – 125 kW

Tesla Model S – 140 kW

Tesla Model X – 140 kW

Vauxhall Corsa-e – 100 kW

Vauxhall Mokka-e – 100 kW

Volkswagen ID.3 – 100 kW – 125 kW

Volkswagen ID.4 – 125kW

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