As the charge points we are installing will draw electricity from lamp columns, they will take longer to charge than other types of charge points. The scheme is designed for residents to use for overnight charging. It is estimated that eight hours would provide most electric vehicles a full charge.
The charge points are 5.5kW of charge. The time it takes to charge an electric car depends on the size of the battery inside the car. Each car has a different size battery, meaning the charge time varies.
To work out how long it will take to charge your vehicle, divide the battery size by the power of the charge point. For example, a 30kW battery / 5.5kW charge = 6 hours, which can be seen as a typical overnight charge rate.