Charging an electric vehicle

How to charge? Where to charge and how fast to charge?

Where can I charge my electric vehicle?

Charging an electric vehicle couldn’t be easier!

Whether you own an electric vehicle (EV) or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), you have plenty of charging options, which means you never need to experience range anxiety.


Public Charging.
Charging out and about

At the close of January 2024, there were 31,445 public charging locations around the UK, comprising 55,301 individual connectors. More are being added all the time – indeed, in January alone, 1,436 were installed.

See Public Chargers

From Home.
Charging at Home

You can charge your EV or PHEV at home by connecting it to a standard three-pin power source. Alternatively, if you have a dedicated domestic wallbox installed, you can enjoy fast charging speeds.

From Work.
Charging at Work

Many businesses provide employees with access to fast charging connectors at their place of work.

How to charge?

Charge Points

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 to full?

Charging times depend on the charging method and the vehicle’s battery capacity. For instance, the Kia Niro EV is powered by a 64.8 kWh battery. Using a 50kW public charger, the Niro EV takes about 80 minutes to charge from zero to 100% (or 48 minutes from 20% to 80%).

Battery size (kWh) / charge power (kW) = charging time

64.8kWh battery
50kwh Charger
80 minutes to charge