EV Charging Times

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EV Charging Times

DC Rapid Charging

Fastest of the three charging types, DC chargers send current directly into the drive battery, bypassing the cars on-board charger.

DC Charging times

A 50kw DC charger provides approx. 300km range per hour. Charging times vary on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate.

  • BMW i3: 30mins to 80%
  • Hyundai IONIQ: 30mins to 80%
  • Hyundai Kona: 75mins to 80%


AC Charging

AC Charging uses the on-board charger of an EV. Chargers at Zilch hubs are AC units.

AC Charging times

A 22kw AC charger provides approx. 80km range per hour

  • BMW i3: 3hrs to 80%
  • Hyundai IONIQ: 4hrs to 80%
  • Hyundai Kona: 8hrs to 80%


Home Charging

You can plug electric cars into regular 3-pin home powerpoints, for a trickle charge via 240v. 

Home charging time

A 240v AC charger provides approx. 12km range per hour.

Charging times vary per car, and per power supply.