Electric Trucks: Charging Time
Medium-duty trucks take between 1.8-8 hours to charge using AC charging and between 1-2 hours for DC charging.
- Charging time for EV trucks depends on the battery's state (the amount of energy consumed) and the charger's power output. Level 1 chargers typically replenish 4-5 driving miles per hour of charging and usually recharge a fully depleted battery in about eight hours.
- The faster level 2 chargers provide 15-25 driving miles per hour of charging and usually recharge long-range EV batteries to full capacity within eight hours.
- Level 3/DC fast chargers deliver rapid charging of 50-170 miles per 30 minutes of charging.
- Medium-duty EV trucks can take anywhere between 1.8 hours and 8 hours to charge using AC charging. With faster DC charging, medium-duty trucks may take between 1-2 hours to charge.
- On the other hand, heavy-duty EV trucks can take between 10 hours and 12 hours to charge using AC charging. However, using DC charging, they typically take between 1-2 hours to charge.
TESLA CLASS 8
- With battery capacities of 500 kWh and 900-1,100 kWh for the 300 and 500-600-mile versions of the Tesla Class 8 EV trucks, the typical charging time using Tesla's mega chargers is expected to be between 30 minutes to 1.1 hours.
- The mega chargers are capable of charging at 1 kW per hour. As such, the 500 kWh battery capacity version would reach full charge after 30 minutes. Similarly, the 1,100 kWh version would charge for 1.1 hours.
BYD CLASS 8
- The BYD Class 8 Day Cab, has a charging time of 14 hours for a 240V AC charging system and around two hours for a high-speed DC charging system.