Electric Car Charge Guide

Charge Guide Definitions

Average Consumption is the approximate energy consumption of the EV, measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh) per 100 km.  It is based on U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and manufacturer data for combined city and highway driving. Actual consumption will depend on your driving style and driving conditions.

Efficiency Rating is our own comparison of the Average consumption of the EV against other EVs in our database, 1/10 being worst and 10/10 being the best.  Greater energy efficiency = more range per hour of charge.

Battery Capacity is the published battery capacity of the EV, specified in kilowatt-hours (kWh).  The usable battery capacity is typically 90% to 95% of the published battery capacity.

Range (WLTP) is the approximate electric range in accordance with the industry-standard Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP).  Actual range will depend on your driving style, driving conditions and ambient temperature.

AC Charging provides info about the AC charge plug and the maximum AC charging capacity of the EV in kilowatts (kW).  The maximum AC charging capacity of EVs ranges from 7.4 kW (single phase) to 22 kW (three phase).  

DC Charging provides info about the DC charge plug and the maximum DC charging capacity of the EV, specified in kilowatts (kW).  The maximum DC charging capacity of electric cars ranges from 50 kW to 350 kW.

AC Charge Rates provides the approximate range added per hour charging for various AC charger types.