EV public charging

Charging in public explained

Everything you need to know about charging on the go

If you want to charge your car while out and about, you use public charging stations. Good to know – there are different types of public charging points, from slower chargers to fast chargers so check what you need. There are many apps that you can use to find the closest charger and more and more EVs have in car navigation to help you find the right charger.

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 cards

Charging map

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    Fast-charging points

    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.

Tips for charging abroad

When taking your EV abroad, there are a few things you need to consider. Will my charging card work everywhere? What infrastructure is available? How to plan the best route? It might seem like a lot at first but with a little planning you’ll be good to go!

Read more about how to prepare for a trip abroad with your EV