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What are the different levels of electric vehicle charging?


What is a Level 1 Charging Station?

A Level 1 charging station is the most basic type of charger for electric vehicles.

It is a 120-volt charger that can be plugged into a standard household outlet. This type of charger is best suited for overnight charging at home, as it can take up to 20 hours to fully charge an EV.

What is a Level 2 Charging Station?

A Level 2 charging station is a 240-volt charger that can be installed at home or in public locations. This provides faster charging times than a Level 1 charger, with most EVs taking 4-8 hours to fully charge.

What is a Level 3 Charging Station?

A Level 3 charging station, also known as a DC fast charger. Currently they are fastest type of EV charger available. It uses direct current (DC) to charge an EV's battery and can provide a full charge in as little as 30 minutes.

Level 3 charging stations are typically found at public charging stations, such as those along motorway service stations or in popular city centres.

What is the Difference Between Level 1, 2, and 3 Charging Stations?

Level 1 charging stations provide the slowest charging times, but are the most. Level 2 charging stations provide faster EV charging times - and are more versatile as they can be installed at home or in public locations. Level 3 charging stations provide the fastest charging times. However, these are less common and are typically only found at public charging stations.