NAF: Jungle of different ways to express the time needed to quickly recharge the electric car

ELECTRIC CAR: – Among the 31 electric cars in the NAF and Motors electric car test, the charging time was given in seven different ways and for six cars it is not given. This is totally unmanageable for car buyers, says Nils Sødal, senior communications adviser at NAF in a press release.

If consumers are to be able to compare the charging characteristics of electric cars, the time required for charging must be the same. It is one of six requests from the NAF for a new standard of information on electric car range, battery size and charging speed.

– We believe that everyone should indicate how fast the car they sell costs from 10% to 80%. Of the 31 electric cars in the electric car test, 14 use it. It’s a shame, says Sødal.

This summer’s test shows how differently this is marketed to car buyers. On six of the cars, you don’t even know how fast the car is charging. Some use 0-80%, others 30-80 and some even use the number of miles of range you get based on the number of minutes.

– It will be totally impossible for our members and others who are going to buy an electric car to find their way around. Therefore, a common standard in this regard is extremely important, says the NAF adviser.

This is how fast the cars charged in NAF and Motor’s electric car test

He is large variation in charging speed between 31 electric car models, and it is quite natural because the speed at which they can absorb battery power is different. If charging time is important to you, you need to get comparable information.

– We picked the three fastest and three slowest cars in this summer’s load test. It shows that in the top three there are two expensive cars and one popular family car. Among the three that load the slowest are two of the Chinese newcomers and a big seller, explains Nils Sødal.

The three cars that charged the fastest (10-80%):

  • Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo: 18 minutes and 3 seconds
  • Kia EV6 (two and four wheel drive): 23 minutes and 23 seconds
  • Mercedes-Benz EQE 43 4MATIC: 29 minutes and 19 seconds

The three cars that charged the slowest (10-80%):

  • Xpeng P7: 49 minutes and 59 seconds
  • Maxus Euniq6: 45 minutes and 38 seconds
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E GT: 42 minutes and 58 seconds.

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