Charging time summary for EVs

April 02, 2020

(Last updated: February 14, 2023)

Estimated reading time: 5 Minuten

Here you will find all the information about the range, charging time and plug type of the most important electric car models.

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What is the range of my e-car and how long does it take to charge?

The range of electric cars currently varies from 120 kilometers to around 500 kilometers on a full charge. Depending on driving style, weather conditions and the age of the battery, this value can fluctuate somewhat. In particular, newer models such as the Mercedes-Benz EQC or the Hyundai Kona are suitable for longer journeys with their generous range.

The combination of battery capacity and charging power results in different charging times for each electric car and plug-in hybrid model. For you as a driver:in, it's important to know how much time you should allow for charging.

Our charging time overview on each individual car model page shows the most important data from battery capacity to charging power and range. So you can see at a glance how much faster you charge at a charging station compared to a power outlet.

Car model

Charging time AC*

Charging time domestic socket

Tesla Model Y

6 hours

28 hours

Audi Q4 50 e-tron

6.5 hours

50 hours

Volkswagen ID.4

6 hours

19 hours

Fiat 500 e

2.5 Hours

8 hours

Mercedes-Benz EQA

10 hours

35 hours

Volkswagen ID.3 Pure

5.5 hours

16.5 hours

Opel Corsa E

5.5 hours

17 hours


6 hours

19 Hours

Hyundai KONA

3 hours

14.5 hours

Cupra Born

5.5 hours

27 hours

The 10 e-car models with the highest range




Reach (Battery capacity)


Lucid Air

725 km (94 kWh)


Mercedes EQS 450+ Electric Art

660 km (108 kWh)


Mercedes EQE 350+

639 km (90,6 kWh)


BMW iX xDrive50

626 km (111,5 kWh)



615 km (82 kWh)


BMW i7

610 km (105,7 kWh)


Polestar 4

600 km (102 kWh)


BMW i4 eDrive 40

590 km (83,9 kWh)


Tesla Model X 100D

565 km (100 kWh)


Ford Mustang Mach-E Extended Range

540 km (88,8 kWh)


Increase your EV range

Of course, personal driving pleasure stands and falls with the range. As an electric car driver:in, you are always concerned about being on the road with a sufficiently charged battery. Fortunately, a wallbox at home and the growing public charging network can give you peace of mind.

Besides that, our 5 pro tips will help you get the most out of your electric car range.

5 tips how to increase your range

  1. Look ahead

    Drive with foresight and accelerate sensitively. Avoid braking to a standstill. Defensive acceleration and rolling helps to keep consumption low.

  2. Slowing down = driving longer

    Adjust the (maximum) speed. The faster the speed, the greater the force of air resistance. And that drains the battery more quickly. Narrow, rolling resistance-optimized tires with aerodynamically closed rims have an equally positive effect on drag.

  3. Natural climate

    Switch off the air conditioner. This consumes a lot of energy. For this reason, car manufacturers such as Tesla and Volkswagen are also developing new solutions for generating heat and cold for the interior of e-cars. This could provide an important lever for increasing range.

  4. Sail away

    Reduce weight on your car. Although weight plays a subordinate role in driving resistance, unnecessary additional weight should still be avoided. The same applies to roof superstructures and bicycle racks.

  5. Recuperate

    Use recuperation. Modern e-cars like the Audi e-tron recuperate very well. With a maximum recuperation power of 220 kW, almost every braking action is converted back into electrical energy.