Battery Electric Vehicles, also called BEVs, and more commonly called EVs, are fully-electric vehicles with rechargeable batteries and no petrol engine. Battery electric vehicles store electricity onboard with high-capacity battery packs, capable of charging on a level 3, DC which is the fastest and preferred charge.
There are three main types of electric vehicles (EVs), classed by the grade that electricity is used as their energy source. BEVs, or battery electric vehicles, PHEVs of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and HEVs, or hybrid electric vehicles. Only BEVs are capable of charging on a level 3.
The classifications are Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 or DC fast charging.Enquire now
Level 1 EV charging uses a standard household (120v) outlet to plug into the electric vehicle and takes over 8 hours to charge an EV for approximately 75-80 miles. Level one charging is typically done at home or at your workplace. Level 1 chargers have the capability to charge most EVs on the market.
Level 2 charging requires a specialised station which provides power at 240v. Level 2 chargers are typically found at workplaces and public charging stations and will take about 4 hours to charge a battery to 75-80 miles of range.
Level 3 charging, DC fast charging, or simply fast charging is currently the fastest charging solution in the EV market. DC fast chargers are found at dedicated EV charging stations and charge a battery up to 90 miles range in approximately 30 minutes.
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