Where can I charge my Electric vehicle?

This is one of the most-asked questions by motorists who choose an electrified vehicle.

If you opt for a hybrid car, it’s not something you’ll need to worry about because hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are self-charging. However, plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) and 100% electric vehicles (EVs) require manual charging – but don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to do so.


Public charging – charging out and about

By the end of August 2023, there were more than 48,400 EV charging points throughout the UK, across more than 29,000 locations – and this figure is growing on a daily basis.

From home - Home charging

At home, you have two options:

  • Three-pin socket – via an ordinary domestic power supply (rated at 3 kW), you can charge your EV or PHEV overnight
  • Dedicated wall box – a specially installed unit that enables fast-charging (7 kW) capability

From work – Workplace charging

Provided you have the permission of your employer, you’ll have access to your company’s three-pin power source. If your employer has had the foresight to install dedicated fast-charging connectors, all the better.

How to charge?​

You can charge an electric vehicle either by plugging it into a socket or by plugging into a charging unit. There are plenty of charging stations around the UK to stay fully charged while you're out and about.

How Fast?

How fast can chargers be?

How long will my vehicle take to charge?

Charging times will depend on the size of your car’s battery and the charging method employed. For example, with the Kia Niro EV, which has a 64.8 kWh battery, it takes approximately…

21.6 hours (0% to 100%) – three-pin charging (rated at 3 kW)

9.3 hours (0% to 100%) – dedicated fast-charging wallbox (rated at 7 kW)

48 minutes (20% to 80%) – fast-charging public connector (rated at 50 kW)

Battery Size / Charger Power + Charger Time

90kwh Battery
50kwh Charger
2 Hours to charge

Our Electric FAQ's

If you have any electric-related queries that aren’t covered on this page, please consult our electric frequently asked questions. If you require further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact your local Vantage Motor Group showroom team.

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