Charging is often one of the most important factors buyers have when looking for an electric car. While range and cost are certainly important things to consider, how fast the car will charge remains on top.
Now most charging is done at home. In fact per a study by the National Idaho Laboratory, over 80% of charging overnight at one’s residence. This is one of the many reasons why electric vehicles (EVs) are better than gas. Every day you wake up your car has 100% of its range. Only in the rare events of 200+ mile trips will you need to charge at a public charging station.
Those public charging stations are plentiful than ever. Charging networks such as Electrify America, EVgo, and even Telsa have built thousands of DC Fast Charging (DCFC) stations across the United States. DCFC can provide around 60-100 miles of range per 30 minutes.
Per the Alternative Fuel Data Center, as of October 2020, there are over 4,000 DCFC sites and nearly 16,000 ports.
If you’re curious about where exactly these stations are and if any are near you, check out the Plugshare map below. The map is pre-filtered to show just DCFC stations, there are, of course, Level 2 charging stations, which provide around 25 miles of range per hour.
While on long trips over 200 miles, DCFC stations are what you’ll need to quickly recharge the car. Each EV has different charging times. There are several factors that play a role in the charging time such as battery size, electrical wire size, battery thermal management system, and more.
Without further delay, here are the top 14 fastest charging electric cars. Data used in this list is from EV-Database. Charging duration is from 10-80% battery state of charge.
Top 14 Fastest Charging Electric Cars
Here are the top 14 fastest charging electric cars in a list format:
- Porsche Taycan – 20 Minutes
- Tesla Model Y – 22 Minutes
- Tesla Model 3 – 24 Minutes
- Audi e-tron – 26 Minutes
- Polestar 2 – 31 Minutes
- VW ID.4 – 36 Minutes (estimated)
- Tesla Model S – 38 Minutes
- Tesla Model X – 38 Minutes
- Ford Mustang Mach-E – 43 Minutes (estimated)
- Hyundai Kona Electric – 44 Minutes
- Kia Niro Electric – 44 Minutes
- Jaguar I-Pace – 44 Minutes
- Nissan Leaf Plus – 62 Minutes
- Chevy Bolt – 66 Minutes
If long road trips are common for you, charging duration should be a consideration. If these long trips are few and far between, then vehicle features, range, and cost should take more of a priority. Here is a list of the longest range electric cars on the road today.
In any case, a 30 minute DCFC session is about the time it takes to grab a meal, use the restroom, and stretch the legs. After the short break, you’ll be back on the road for another few hours of driving.
And again, these charging sessions are in the rarity. Most charging is done at home overnight, therefore, it shouldn’t be a major inconvenience for most.
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