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EV charger types

Are you slow, fast or rapid?

There are three main types of charging points that’ll fully charge up an electric vehicle in anything from an hour to nine or so.

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Rapid charger

Most rapid charge points in the UK can charge a typical full-electric vehicle to 80% capacity in well under an hour. More rapids are being installed on public charging networks all the time, including in Greater Manchester.

Fast charger

Most public chargers in the UK are fast chargers. They can fully charge a car like Nissan’s LEAF in 4-6 hours.

Slow charger

Slow charging points are usually installed at home or business premises. They’re capable of charging an electric car in about nine hours and are best used overnight.

Charging on the move

There are around public 360 charge points in Greater Manchester with about 700 connectors, and more than 40,000 connectors across the UK.

Find which ones are handy for you on our maps page.

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