Many motorists still see the limited range and the associated time-consuming charging as major disadvantages of electric cars. Fortunately, EVs can be charged faster and faster. But which electric cars charge the fastest? That’s what the American was looking for Edmunds out. The research agency tested no fewer than 43 electric cars for their charging speed. This speed is expressed in the number of miles you can drive after connecting to the fast charger for a theoretical hour. Theoretically indeed, since many models are full before then. And don’t worry, we’ll convert the miles into kilometers for you. We also subject EVs to extensive testing. You can find the results in our free newsletter!
These EVs charge the fastest
The car that charges the fastest of the tested EVs is the Hyundai Ioniq 6. In theory, you can charge as much as 1,397 kilometers per hour in the rear-wheel drive version of the Korean sedan. Number two on the list is the Let’s EV6 with rear-wheel drive with 1238 charged kilometers per hour. Also the Porsche Taycan (1110 km), from Hyundai Ioniq 5 (1083 km) in Mercedes-Benz EQS (954 km) are among the fastest charging EVs.
The top 10 fastest charging EVs:
- Hyundai Ioniq 6 RWD 1397
- Kia EV6 Wind (Plus) RWD 1238
- Hyundai Ioniq 6 AWD 1230
- Porsche Taycan 4S 1110
- Kia EV6 GT Line 1091
- Hyundai Ioniq 5 dual motor 1083
- Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ 954
- Genesis Electrified G80 946
- Porsche Taycan GTS 940
- Tesla Model 3 Long Range 916
It is striking that some models appear multiple times in the list in a different version. This is because these versions can have different maximum charging capacities, but also because it can differ per version how efficiently the power is consumed. If a car is more economical, it can logically drive further after an hour of charging. Electric cars from South Korea are doing well in terms of charging speed. The country is represented 6 times in the top 10. This shows that the focus of the Hyundai Motor Group (which also includes Kia and Genesis) on the development of EVs is paying off. It is also surprising that we only see the first Tesla – which is often seen as the leading EV brand – at number 10.
These EVs charge the slowest
Among the slowest chargers of the cars examined, we see many American cars that have not (yet) found their way to the Netherlands. The Chevrolet Bolt is the fastest charged at 277 kilometers per hour, but the Rivian R1S (343 km) and Ford F-150 Lightning (513 km) also belong to the group of slow chargers. The cars we do know in the Netherlands are: Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance (414 km), BMW i4 M50 (571 km), Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Engine (571 km) en Volkswagen ID.4 Pro (637 km) low-flyers.
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