EV Public Charging
EV public charging explained
Charging speeds: How fast can I charge?
7.4 kW power output
- 50 kWh EV battery7h45m
- 75 kWh EV battery10h
11 kW power output
- 50 kWh EV battery5h15m
- 75 kWh EV battery6h45m
50 kW power output
- 50 kWh EV battery53 min
- 75 kWh EV battery1h20m
150 kW power output
- 50 kWh EV battery18 min
- 75 kWh EV battery27 min
Common questions about charging costs and cardsHow do I declare charging costs for reimbursement? This can be done after charging in My LeasePlan. Only do this when you can’t use the charging card supplied by LeasePlan and have used a different charging card.My charge card doesn't work everywhere. How can I charge? If your charge card is not working at a charging station it could be that the charging card is not known or accepted by the charging station supplier. You can check at which charging station providers your card will work with your charge card supplier.Where can I charge my car for free? Some businesses and hotels allow free charging if you’re a customer. Businesses like Ikea and Lidle often offer free charging but check their websites before heading over as it may not be all stores.
Fast-charging points have fixed cables with different types of plugs. So you don't need your own charging cable for this. Attach the charging cable in the car and in the charging point. You can easily start and stop charging with your charge card.
How much does it cost to charge in public?
The costs to charge in public depend on the operator of the charging station. Prices can include a starting fee (one-off) and can be based on either per minute or per kWh. Check with your employer what’s allowed in terms of charging in public.
Using a is more expensive than standard public charging stations or charging at home. It’s good to see if the speed advantage is worth it compared to the higher cost.
Minute based charging: The operator charges you based on the time your car is connected to the charging station. This means that you pay as long as you are parked at the charging station, even after charging has been completed. For charging stations that use this system, fast charger you may see a sign that says: "charges apply as long as your car is connected to the charging station, even when the charging process has already stopped".
Charging per kWh: This operator charges based on of the kWh consumption in combination with the parking time at the charging station.
When you have a business lease with LeasePlan, the costs of charging your car is covered by your employer via LeasePlan.
Discover the do's and don'ts of using public chargers in our blog.