Rising electricity prices have made it more expensive to charge the electric car at home. Prices for fast charging and flash have also gone up a lot this fall. This means that it is extremely important to be aware of how you are loading your car.
At most electric car charging points, you will find two types of charging. One is fast charging, chargers that provide an output of 50 kilowatts (kW). The other is lightning charging, which provides a power of 150 kW or higher. With the vast majority of charging service providers, you pay more per kilowatt hour when using a Lightning charger than it costs for fast charging.
17 cars under 50 kW
– Since it is the car that determines the charging rate at which it charges, it is advisable to choose the right charger for your car, says Nils Sødal, senior communications consultant at NAF.
According to data from the Road Traffic Information Council (OFV), there are 17 electric car models on Norwegian roads that can charge with up to 50 kW.
– If you have one of these cars, it is smart to choose the 50 kW charger at the charging station. So you pay less for the kilowatt hour and it’s as quick to charge as if you chose to charge on a Lightning charger, advises Sødal.