How Electric Cars Work Will Blow Your Mind - Wallbox charging

Electric cars are simple, but very effective. We explain how they work

You can charge an electric car from a three-pin household socket, but it’ll take many hours. A better option is to use a home wallbox or public charging station, which will take four to eight hours, depending on your car and the charger’s power output. Depending on your car, you’ll be able to use rapid chargers at service stations, shopping centres and other busy areas. These could cut your charging time to around 30 minutes.

On the next page we explain how you change gear in an electric car.