Can I charge my car at home without installing a home charger? Can I charge my car at home without installing a home charger?

Can I charge my car at home without installing a home charger?

Nicole Nicole

Yes, all electric car subscriptions come with a slow (trickle) charger that can be connected to a general-purpose outlet, or household power point. 

Charging your car with these chargers can be slow but they can safely charge the battery all day, or night without damaging it. Most feature automatic cycles that turn off the charger when the battery is at its optimum capacity.

It’s also important to note that charging times vary greatly, depending on the size of your car’s battery, the level of charge remaining, the temperature and the maximum rate of charge the battery can accept.

Generally speaking, however, the following rough timings apply when charging.

Wall socket (2.4kW) = 24+ hours

Home wall box (3-11kW) = 7-12 hours

Public AC charging (7-22kW) = 4-7 hours

Public DC fast/rapid charging (25-150kW) = 1-2 hours

Public DC ultra rapid/high-powered charging (150-350kW) = 20 - 60 minutes