The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is an excellent illustration of how quickly a battery can be recharged using L3 charging.
Depending on the charger’s output and your car’s maximum charging rate, a Level 2 charge can restore 12 to 80 miles of range in an hour.
If you drive more than 50 miles per day in an electric vehicle, you’ll love Level 2 charging because it allows you to recharge nearly 100% of the total range.
To charge a vehicle on Level 1, all that is required is a standard household outlet that provides 120 volts (just like plugging into a toaster or blender).
Level 2 stations, which are the ones you leave your car at while you’re at work, are common at public charging stations; the fast-charging stations are typically referred to as Level 3 charging.
Different electric vehicles use different types of hardware, which can be roughly categorised into two groups: regular Level 1 and Level 2 plugs, and DC Fast Charge plugs.
Two kilometres would be added to your range after 10 minutes of charging with a 2.0kW Level 1 charger, for instance.
With a 22kW, you’ll get 22 km after every 10 minutes spent charging, for a total of around 130 km after an hour.