What is rapid charging?
There are three different types of charging methods available: slow, fast and rapid. And, as you can guess, rapid charging is currently the fastest way to charge an electric vehicle. It’s worth noting that with most, they’ll only charge your vehicle to 80% rapidly, in order to preserve your car’s battery life, before dropping to a slower pace.
There are currently two routes to rapid charging: alternating current (AC), which offers more power than fast car chargers at 43kW. The other way is via direct current (DC). This provides DC straight to the car so there’s no need for a converter, allowing the vehicle to be charged at a much faster rate.