Fastest charging electric cars of 2022

Fastest charging electric cars of 2022

Range anxiety is still an issue for new electric car buyers, even though 80% of EV charging happens at home and they rarely need to visit a DC fast charger. If you really want to avoid public charging at all costs, you want one of the longest-range electric vehicles (and if cost is your biggest concern, check out our list of the cheapest electric vehicles available). On those occasions when someone needs to put a splash of power back into their battery to reach their goal, they want to minimize the time they spend on a charger. As more 350-kilowatt DC fast chargers are installed at locations across the country, automakers are releasing EVs that are better able to take full advantage of that power output.

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With that in mind, here are the EVs on the market – or those that have been announced and coming soon – that charge the quickest on a public charger. To do this, we rank the cars according to their peak charging capability, which is expressed in kilowatts (kW). We use 150 kW as the limit for this list.

Loading Speed ​​Variables

Keep in mind that there are a number of variables that affect the practical reality of fast charging, variables that can specifically slow things down. For example, electric vehicles do not maintain this peak charge rate while charging. Battery charge level affects speed, and speed drops significantly when a battery is nearly full. EVs also have different sized batteries, and a larger battery will obviously take longer to charge. Additionally, a lighter, slower vehicle can travel more miles on the same amount of electricity than a heavy, fast vehicle like the giant GMC Hummer EV. So while two vehicles could be charged at the same rate, the actual miles returned to the battery will vary depending on the efficiency of the car. Factors such as the age and temperature of the battery can also affect the charging speed.

We could have calculated charge rates in miles per hour based on peak charge rate and battery capacity, but due to some of the variables mentioned above, these calculations would not be feasible in the real world. That’s why, for the purposes of this list, we’ve landed on peak kW instead. However, we have included manufacturer claims on charging speeds which could help give a better sense of how long it would take to charge the car under ideal conditions. So, without further ado, here are the fastest charging electric vehicles available now or in the near future.

Read more: What do level 1, level 2 and DC fast charging (level 3) mean?

GMC Hummer EV: 350 kW

GMC claims the Hummer EV Edition 1 can cover nearly 100 miles in 10 minutes.

GMC Hummer SUV: 300 kW

GMC hasn’t provided an estimate of what that means in terms of miles or battery percentage over any given time period.

Clear air: 300 kW

According to Lucid, fast charging can add up to 300 miles of range in 20 minutes.

Porsche Taycan: 270 kW

Porsche equates this to charging the battery from 5% to 80% in just 22.5 minutes.

Audi E-Tron GT: 270 kW

Because the E-Tron GT uses the same battery architecture as the Porsche Taycan, Audi also claims a 5% to 80% charge in just 22.5 minutes.

Tesla Model 3: 250 kW

Tesla says its cars can add up to 200 miles of range in 15 minutes of charging.

Tesla Model S: 250 kW

Tesla says its cars can add up to 200 miles of range in 15 minutes of charging.

Tesla Model X: 250 kW

Tesla says its cars can add up to 200 miles of range in 15 minutes of charging.

Tesla Model Y: 250 kW

Tesla says its cars can add up to 200 miles of range in 15 minutes of charging.

Genesis electrified G80

Genesis Electrified G80: 240 kW

Genesis says the electric version of its G80 sedan can charge from 10% to 80% in 22 minutes with a battery temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Note that it has a larger battery than Hyundai Group’s E-GMP crossover trio (Genesis GV60, Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5).

Genesis GV60: 235kW

According to Genesis, the GV60 (which shares the E-GMP platform and 800-volt battery architecture with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, below) can charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes.

Kia EV6: 235kW

Like its cousins, the EV6 can charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes, Kia claims.

Hyundai Ioniq 5: 235 kW

You guessed it: Hyundai says it can charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes.

Hyundai Ioniq 6: 235 kW

This future stablemate of the Ioniq 5 also takes 18 minutes to charge from 10% to 80%.

Rivian R1T: 220kW

Rivian says its electric truck can achieve a range of up to 140 miles in 20 minutes.

Rivian R1S: 220kW

Like the pickup, this electric SUV claims to have a range of up to 140 miles in 20 minutes.

BMW i4: 200kW

BMW says the i4 eDrive40 can regain up to 108 miles of range for every 10 minutes of charging. The M50 manages 97 miles in the same time.

Mercedes-Benz EQS: 200 kW

This takes the EQS 450+ from 10% to 80% in 31 minutes. Not bad considering the battery offers a range of 350 miles.

Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV: 200 kW

Mercedes says this upcoming electric SUV will also hit 10% to 80% in 31 minutes

BMW iX: 195 kW

BMW claims the iX xDrive50 and M60 can regain 90 miles of range in 10 minutes.

Cadillac Lyriq: 190 kW

Cadillac claims it will increase range by 76 miles in about 10 minutes of charging.

Mercedes-Benz EQE: 170 kW

This upcoming EQE sedan will charge from 10% to 100% in 30 minutes.

Ford F-150 Lightning: 155 kW

That will change the extended range package from 15% to 80% in about 41 minutes, or 54 miles in 10 minutes. The standard range battery can only be charged at 120kW, which is 15% to 80% in about 44 minutes or 41 miles in 10 minutes.

Audi E-Tron: 150 kW

Audi doesn’t say what that means in terms of loading time.

Ford Mustang Mach-E: 150 kW

With rear-wheel drive and the extended-range battery, it charges from 10% to 80% in 38 minutes.

Polestar 2: 150kW

Polestar states a time of 30 minutes to bring the battery from 10% to 80%

Toyota bZ4X: 150kW

This 150kW figure is for the rear-wheel drive model. The all-wheel drive version is limited to 100 kW. Toyota does not specify what this means in terms of loading time.

Volvo C40 Recharge: 150 kW

That’s 10% to 80% in about 35 minutes at a battery temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

2023 Volvo XC40 charging

Volvo XC40 Recharge: 150 kW

Volvo says it can charge up to 80 percent in 40 minutes with fast charging.

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