Last updated on July 21st, 2023
Not all electric vehicle (EV) charging is the same – one of the main differences between charging stations is how powerful they are and, in turn, how fast they can charge an EV.
In a nutshell, charging an EV is classed into three levels: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.
Generally speaking, the higher the charging level, the higher the power output and the faster it can charge your electric car.
Depending on the type of current that they deliver and the maximum power output they have, charging stations are classed into three levels. Levels 1 and 2 deliver alternating current (AC) to your vehicle and have maximum power outputs between 2.3 kilowatts (kW) and 22 kW respectively.
Level 3 charging feeds direct current (DC) into an EV’s battery and unlocks much greater power, up to 400 kW.
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