A typical home solar setup comprising of ten 300W panels that receive on average 6.02 hours of peak sunlight per day, produce about 13.5kWh of energy a day.
The average EV has a battery size of about 63kWh and consumes about 0.20 kilowatt-hour (kWh) per kilometer or 0.32 kWh per mile.
How often and how much you need to charge depends on how often and far you drive. The average American drives about 59.5 km (37 miles) a day. In Europe, this average differs per country but is, roughly speaking more than half of the daily distance driven in the US.
So, let’s say an average EV, driven by the average EV driver would use about 10% of a full charge each day. To replenish this charge using an average solar array in a country that receives 6.02 hours of peak sunlight per day would, therefore, take about 2.81 hours of solar EV charging.
As far as home EV charging goes, 2.81 hours of solar charging a day is pretty fast! Not to mention 100% renewable and 100% free.Read our full article or jump down directly to:
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