Infrastructure and electric cars

From 2017, all the new cars placed on the European market possess at least a Type 2 socket; however, what varies is the power that each of them can absorb.

Characteristics to know

People that are considering to buy an electric car need to take into consideration the maximum charging power allowed, as that will determine the charging time.

Electric cars and charging station

When an electric car approaches a charging station, the smart management system of the charging pole can understand, by dialoguing directly with the car, the highest charging power that the car can support (also the maximum charging power of the cable is taken into consideration). Consequently, the effective charging power is going to be the minimum power among the systems (socket, car and cable).