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Most likely to be loaded in 2022. electric cars

Range anxiety is still a problem for new EV buyers, even though 80% of EVs are charged at home and will rarely need to visit a DC fast charger. If you really want to avoid public charging at all costs, you’ll want one of the electric cars with the longest range (and if cost is your biggest concern, check out our list of the cheapest electric cars available). However, in cases where electricity needs to be added to the battery to reach the destination, they would like to minimize the time spent at the charger. As more 350-kilowatt DC fast chargers are installed across the country, automakers are starting to build electric vehicles that can better take advantage of that power.

Read more: EV charging guide | What you need to know when buying an electric car

With that in mind, here are the EVs on the market (or announced and soon to be) that can be charged up from a public charger the fastest. To this end, we rank cars by their maximum charging capacity, expressed in kilowatts (kW). For this list we use 150 kW.

Load speed variables

Keep in mind that there are many variables that affect the practical reality of fast charging, variables that can specifically slow things down. For example, EVs do not support maximum charging speed during a charging session. The state of charge of the battery affects the speed, and the speed will decrease significantly when the battery is almost full. EVs also have different sized batteries, and larger batteries will obviously take longer to charge. Also, a lighter, slower vehicle can go more miles on the same amount of electricity than a heavy, fast vehicle like the giant GMC Hummer EV, so even though the two vehicles could charge at the same rate, the actual miles are returned to the battery. will vary depending on the efficiency of that car. Also, things like battery age and temperature can affect charging speed.

We were able to calculate the charging speed in miles per hour based on the maximum charging speed and battery capacity, but due to some of the variables above, such calculations would not be possible in the real world. That’s why, for the purposes of this list, we’ve gone with the maximum kW. However, we have included manufacturers’ charging speed claims, which can help you better understand how long it will take to charge a car under ideal conditions. So, without further ado, here are the fastest charging electric cars available right now or in the near future.

Read more: What is Level 1, Level 2 and DC Fast Charging (Level 3)?

GMC Hummer EV: 350 kW

GMC says the Hummer EV Edition 1 can travel nearly 100 miles in 10 minutes.

GMC Hummer SUV: 300 kW

GMC didn’t provide an estimate of what that means in terms of miles or battery percentage over time.

Lucid Air: 300 kW

Lucid claims that fast charging can increase the range to 300 miles in 20 minutes.

Porsche Taycan: 270 kW

For Porsche, this equates to charging the battery from 5% to 80% in just 22.5 minutes.

Audi E-Tron GT: 270 kW

As the E-Tron GT uses the same battery architecture as the Porsche Taycan, Audi also claims that it charges from 5% to 80% in just 22.5 minutes.

Tesla Model 3: 250 kW

Tesla claims its cars can travel up to 200 miles on a 15-minute charge.

Tesla Model S: 250 kW

Tesla claims its cars can travel up to 200 miles on a 15-minute charge.

Tesla Model X: 250 kW

Tesla claims its cars can travel up to 200 miles on a 15-minute charge.

Tesla Model Y: 250 kW

Tesla claims its cars can travel up to 200 miles on a 15-minute charge.

Genesis Electrified G80.

Genesis Electrified G80: 240 kW

Genesis says the electric version of its G80 sedan can charge from 10% to 80% in 22 minutes at a battery temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Note that it has a larger battery than Hyundai Group’s trio of E-GMP crossovers (Genesis GV60, Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5).

Genesis GV60: 235kW

Genesis claims the GV60 (which shares the E-GMP platform and 800-volt battery architecture with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6) can charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes.

Kia EV6: 235kW

Like its cousins, the EV6 can charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes, Kia claims.

Hyundai Ioniq 5: 235 kW

You guessed it: Hyundai claims it can charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes.

Hyundai Ioniq 6: 235 kW

This future Ioniq 5 stablemate also takes 18 minutes to charge from 10% to 80%.

Rivian R1T: 220 kW

Rivian claims its electric truck can travel up to 140 miles in 20 minutes.

Rivian R1S: 220 kW

Like the pickup truck, this electric SUV claims a range of up to 140 miles in 20 minutes.

BMW i4: 200 kW

BMW claims the i4 eDrive40 can recover up to 108 miles of range in 10 minutes of charging. The M50 covers 97 miles in the same amount of time.

Mercedes-Benz EQS: 200 kW

This will reduce the BP 450+ from 10% to 80% in 31 minutes. Not bad when you consider the battery offers 350 miles of range.

Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV: 200 kW

Mercedes claims this upcoming electric SUV will also do 10-80% in 31 minutes

BMW iX: 195 kW

BMW claims the iX xDrive50 and M60 can recover 90 miles in 10 minutes.

Cadillac Lyriq: 190 kW

Cadillac claims it will add 76 miles of range in about 10 minutes of charging.

Mercedes-Benz EQE: 170 kW

This upcoming EQE sedan will charge from 10% to 100% in 30 minutes.

Ford F-150 Lightning: 155 kW

This will change the extended range pack from 15% to 80% in about 41 minutes or 54 miles in 10 minutes. The standard range battery can charge just 120kW, which equates to 15-80% in around 44 minutes, or 41 miles in 10 minutes.

Audi E-Tron: 150 kW

Audi doesn’t say what this means in terms of charging time.

Ford Mustang Mach-E: 150 kW

With rear-wheel drive and an extended-range battery, it will charge from 10% to 80% in 38 minutes.

Polestar 2: 150 kW

Polestar claims it takes 30 minutes to charge the battery from 10% to 80%

Toyota bZ4X: 150 kW

This 150 kW power is for the rear-wheel drive model. The all-wheel drive version is limited to 100 kW. Toyota doesn’t say what that means in terms of charging time.

Volvo C40 charging: 150 kW

That’s from 10% to 80% in about 35 minutes at a battery temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Volvo XC40 charging: 150 kW

Volvo claims it can charge up to 80 percent in 40 minutes with Quick Charge.

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