Where can I charge my Electric vehicle?

Charging an electric vehicle is simplicity itself

An array of charging solutions is available, which means that topping up an electric vehicle (EV) couldn’t be easier.


Public Charging - Charging out and about

By the close of February 2024, more than 57,200 charging devices across 32,500-plus publicly accessible locations around the UK were available. In the preceding 29 days, nearly 2,000 devices were installed – and more are being added all the time. You can easily find a chargepoint near you with Zapmap.

With a public chargepoint, it’s possible to enjoy fast and even rapid charging speeds that significantly reduce waiting times. 

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From Home

At home, you can charge an EV or PHEV by connecting it to a conventional three-pin power source (rated at 3kW). Although this is the slowest charging method, it’s also one of the most convenient because it enables overnight charging. Alternatively, with a dedicated wallbox installed (typically rated at 7kW), you’ll benefit from fast charging speeds.

From Work

More businesses than ever are taking advantage of government grants and the opportunity to enhance their corporate image by installing chargepoints. Depending on the employer, workplace charging solutions range from 7kW AC fast charging to 300kW DC ultra-fast charging.

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 ?


Using a three-pin power source, it takes the Hyundai Ioniq 5 approximately 19.3 hours to achieve a 0% to 100% charge.


With a dedicated home wallbox, it takes the Ioniq 5 roughly 8.3 hours to receive a full charge (0% to 100%).


Using a 175kW rapid-charging connector, it takes the Ioniq 5 less than 20 minutes to undergo a 0% to 100% charge.

How long will my vehicle take to charge to full?

Charging times are dependent on two factors: battery size and the charging method employed. The easiest way to determine how long it will take to fully charge an EV is with this simple formula:


The MG ZS EV Standard Range model, for instance, is powered by a 51.1kWh battery.

51.1kWh battery 76kW charger 38 minutes to charge (0% to 100%)

Batterysize / Charge Power + Charge Time
90kwh Battery
50kwh Charger
2 Hours to charge

Frequently Asked Questions

I get that EV stands for ‘Electric Vehicle’ but what do PHEV, HEV, BEV, ZEV and ICE mean?


  • PHEV: Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle – a car with an internal combustion engine that’s supported by an electric motor and offers a certain amount of all-electric range, and which requires manual charging.
  • HEV: Hybrid electric vehicle – a car with an internal combustion engine and an electric motor that charges itself via regenerative braking (which means no plugging in is required).
  • BEV: Battery electric vehicle – an alternative acronym to EV.
  • ZEV: Zero-emissions vehicle – this applies to all EVs/BEVs, as well as hydrogen fuel cell cars such as the Hyundai Nexo.
  • ICE: Internal combustion engine – any vehicle that relies entirely on petrol or diesel.

Are electric vehicles more expensive than regular cars?


Upfront costs tend to be higher, yes. However, prices are coming down all the time – and it’s worth considering the long-term savings offered by lower running costs and exemption from ULEZ/Clean Air Zone tariffs.

What kind of range does an EV offer?


It depends on the vehicle. For instance:

  • Kona Electric – up to 300 miles
  • Ioniq 5 – up to 315 miles
  • Ioniq 6 – up to 338 miles
  • MG4 EV – up to 323 miles
  • MG ZS EV – up to 273 miles
  • MG5 EV Long Range – up to 326 miles

How long does it take to charge an EV?


It depends on the vehicle and the size of its battery. For example, the standard-issue Kona Electric features a 48kWh battery which takes about 6.5 hours to charge using a dedicated domestic wallbox (0% to 100%). With a 102kW-rated public chargepoint, it takes roughly 41 minutes to undergo a 10% to 80% charge.

Where can I charge an EV or PHEV?


At home, at work or at more than 57,200 public connectors around the UK.

Can EV batteries be recycled?


Yes, up to 90% of an EV battery can be recycled.

Can EVs tow?


Yes. For instance, the Ioniq 6 can tow up to 1,500 kg.

What is the warranty on an electric vehicle battery?


An MG battery is covered by a seven-year/80,000-mile warranty, while a Hyundai battery comes with an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty.