What are the fastest charging electric cars right now?
Just like every other industry, the automobile industry is fast evolving with technological advancements.
One thing that points to that evolution is the rise of electric cars, which have become mainstream.
Though electric cars’ dominance over internal combustion engine cars is nowhere close, electric car sales have progressed over the years.
As revealed by Wikipedia, more than 5 million cumulative plug-in electric vehicles were sold in 10 countries in 2018, compared to the 3 million sold in 2017.
With growing consumer interest in the electric vehicles market, automobile Giants have begun the race for dominance in this emerging market.
As a means of appealing to electric vehicle enthusiasts, automobile giants resort to designing EV with top speed and, in recent times, fast charging.
With multiple EVs available that boast of fast charging, we present the top-10 fastest charging electric cars currently available.
Our list is based on charging expressed in the distance travel range per charging hour.
This article’s emphasis does not focus on AC charging or DC fast charging but on the criterion highlighted above.
The Fastest Charging Electric Cars
10. DS 3 Crossback E-Tense
The DS 3 Crossback E-Tense is the electric car equivalent of the vast multitude of small SUV shaped automobiles.
Its 134bhp e-motor is powered by a 50kWh battery and can reach a top speed of 93 mph.
The E-Tense can jump from 0 to 62 mph in 9 seconds.
The 300kg electric machine, which boasts of Eco, Normal, and Sport driving modes boasts of a bespoke interior that befits a car of its nature.
The E-tense can be charged from 0 to 80% in less than 30 mins.
With a maximum DC charging capacity of 100 KW, the E-Tense boasts of 420 KM/H maximum DC charging speed.
9. Mercedes EQC 400 4Matic
In a market where competition is tough, every brand presents only the best wares.
The Mercedes EQC 400 4Matic, Mercedes-Benz flagship all-electric passenger car, is a sight to behold.
But sight alone does not attract buyers.
The 402 horsepower car is powered by an 80 kWh lithium-ion battery capable of reaching 60 mph in 4.8 seconds.
Mercedes claims that the EQC can be charged from 10% to 100% in 20 hours with a regular wall outlet.
But, with the company’s wall box, the EQC can reach 100% in 10 hours.
A regular 50kwh DC fast charger can do the job in about 90 mins.
At a maximum DC charging capacity of 112, the EQC would travel 430 KM for every hour it’s charged.
8. Peugeot e-208
For Peugeot 208 fans, the electric version bears considerable similarity to the regular car.
Whatever appeals to you in a regular 208 will also appeal to you in the e-208, and the same goes for its flaws.
With a 50 kWh battery size, the e-208 boasts of 36bhp can move from 0 to 62 mph in 8.1 seconds.
The e-208 has a top speed of 150 km/h and a charging speed of 38/h when charged with a 7.4 KW AC outlet.
In 7 hrs 15 mins, this electric version of the Peugeot 208 can reach 100%.
When it’s maximum DC capacity of 100 KW is reached, the e-208 can move 440 KM for every hour it’s charged.
7. Tesla Model X Long Range
This environmentally friendly Tesla all-wheel-drive electric vehicle is one of the fastest electric cars currently available.
Capable of moving at a top speed of 250 km/h, the Model X can move from 0 to 100 mph in 4.6 seconds.
It has a 100 KW battery capacity, which can be charged with a 16.5 kW AC charge power.
Its 66 km/h charging speed requires the Model X to charge for 7 hours to reach 100% when charged with an AC outlet.
With a DC fast charger, the model X charging capacity hits 145 KW and boasts of a charging speed of 460 KM for every hour charged.
6. Tesla Model S Long Range
When the Model S hit the market in 2012, it took the standard for quality electric cars high.
To this day, the Model S continues to lead in electric car standards.
The EV powered by a long-range 100 KW battery can move from.0 to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds.
With the newly added V3 supercharging feature, the Model S owners can be assured that this EV would charge extra fast.
Tesla says the new feature would increase charging by 25%.
The EV, which has a 163 mph maximum speed, has a 145 maximum DC charging capacity when charged with a DC fast charger.
The model S boasts of a charging rate of 520 KM/H.
5. Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus
This electric sedan ranks as one of the cheapest Tesla Model 3s available.
The EV has a top speed of 225 Km/h and can accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h in 5.6 seconds.
Its 55 kW battery can be charged with an 11 kW AC outlet with a 61 Km/h charging speed.
With a DC fast charger, the Model 3 Standard Range Plus has a Max DC charging capacity of 100 KW and boasts of a charging speed of 540 Km/h.
4. Audi e-Tron 55 Quattro
In the design and performance of the e-Tron, Audi refrained from making any bold alteration to the common Audi.
That probably could be a good thing as buyers need not think twice.
The e-Tron Quattro can reach 100 km/h acceleration in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 200 km/h.
Its 95KW battery capacity can reach 100% in 9 hours when charged with an 11 kW AC outlet.
At a maximum DC charging capacity of 155 KW, the e-Tron Quattro boasts of a charging speed of 600 KM/H
3. Polestar 2
For a fairly new company in the electric car market, Polestar is making incredible progress.
As revealed by Polestar 2, the advancement from the previous version is laudable.
The 400 hp EV, which reaches 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, is powered by a 78.0-kWh lithium-ion battery.
Polestar claims its new electrical system allows as much as 150 KW fast charging.
That system would make a shoot charging from naught to 80% in about 40 minutes.
With a DC fast charger, the Polestar 2 boast of a maximum DC charging capacity of 150 KW and charging speed of 670 Km/h.
2. Tesla Model 3 Long Range Performance
One thing anyone who has driven Tesla Model 3 would agree about is the fact that the car is sporty.
For a car that fits electric car enthusiasts and business tycoon Elon Musk’s universe, the Model 3 EV his one of his creations that have closely reached perfection.
Model 3 Long Range Performance travels at a top speed of 261 Km/h and can move from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds.
Its 75 KW battery capacity can be fully charged in 7 hours 45 minutes when charged with an 11 kW AC charger.
When charged to its maximum DC charging capacity of 250 KW, the EV car move 850 km for every hour charged.
1. Tesla Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor
The fact that Tesla EV occupies the first and second spots on this list speaks volumes about Elon Musks’s commitment to creating not just EV but also EV with finesse and quality.
From speed, design to fast charging, the Tesla Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor scores high.
Powered by a 75 KW battery, this EV has a top speed of 261 Km/h and can reach 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, finding the top spot in our list of fastest charging electric cars.
When charged with an outlet with an 11 kW AC charge power, it takes 7 hours 45 minutes to be fully charged at a charging speed of 56km/h.
The DC fast charger is the real deal.
The Tesla Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor is officially the fastest charging electric car in the world, with a charging speed of 900km/h.
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