Most EV owners choose to charge their vehicles at home overnight and once you get used to this it’s just like plugging in your smart phone or laptop. The batteries that power these vehicles are designed to hold their charge for longer so they often don’t need to be charged every night.
The other option for EV owners is to charge their vehicle at a public charging station and there are thousands of these throughout the UK. These charging stations often offer rapid charging units which are capable of charging your electric car to 80% capacity in under an hour. Its now easier than ever to find a charging station for your EV and the network is growing every day. With over 500 new chargepoint connectors added to Zap Map every month.
Every Recharge model comes with two charge cables as standard. You can also upgrade at an additional cost for previous model years.
Plug directly into regular 3-pin wall sockets. Useful if you have no home charging point installed.
Comes as standard.
Charges at 2.3kW.
The most common type of electric car charging socket, with charging stations all over the country.
Comes as standard.
Works with most 3.7kW, 7.kW and 22kW charging stations.
Our Twin Engine plug-in hybrids can be plugged into charging stations up to 22kW through the Type 2 charging cable that you can purchase with it. But their charging speed is limited to 3.7kW. Here is what this means for your 0 – 100% charging times:
|3-pin socket||2.3kW||5 hours|
|Type 2 'Slow'||3.7kW||3 hours|
|Type 2 'Fast'||7kW||3 hours|
|Type 2 'Rapid'||22kW||3 hours|
A mile in a petrol car can cost anywhere from 12p – 21p. Charge up your plug-in hybrid every night and you can make daily savings – particularly on short journeys like your morning commute.
|Model||Cost to fully charge*||Maximum electric mileage range**||Cost per electric mile***|
|XC40 T5 Twin Engine||£1.22||28.6||4.2.p|
|XC60 T8 Twin Engine||£1.32||33.6||3.9p|
|XC90 T8 Twin Engine||£1.32||28.6||4.6p|
|S60 T8 Twin Engine||£1.32||36.0||3.7p|
|S90 T8 Twin Engine||£1.32||35.4||3.7p|
|V60 T8 Twin Engine||£1.32||36.7||3.6p|
|V90 T8 Twin Engine||£1.32||35.4||3.7p|