Level 2 Charging (Fast): What does it mean?

Level 2 supplies 240V, like what an electric dryer or oven uses. It goes through a box and a cord that improves safety by waiting to send power to the plug until it’s plugged into an EV.

Level 2 Charging (Fast): The long answer

Level 2 Charging (Fast) refers to a type of electric vehicle charging that is commonly used in the UK. It is a faster charging option compared to Level 1 Charging (Slow) and is designed to charge electric vehicles more quickly.

In the UK, Level 2 Charging (Fast) typically involves using a dedicated charging station that provides a higher voltage and current to the vehicle's battery. This allows for a faster charging rate, reducing the time required to charge the vehicle.

UK drivers who opt for Level 2 Charging (Fast) can benefit from shorter charging times, making it more convenient for longer journeys or when in a hurry. This type of charging is often found in public charging stations, workplaces, and other locations where drivers can access a higher-powered charging infrastructure.

It's important for UK drivers to be aware of the different charging levels available to them, as not all electric vehicles are compatible with Level 2 Charging (Fast). However, for those vehicles that do support it, Level 2 Charging (Fast) can significantly reduce the time spent waiting for a full charge, enabling more efficient and practical use of electric vehicles in the UK.