LEVEL 3 charging was once the fastest charging available, only recently usurped by LEVEL 4 charging in 2022.
LEVEL 3 DC fast chargers are found at dedicated pay-per-use EV charging stations. They can charge your electric vehicle's battery up to 150 kms range in about 30 minutes. It takes 1 to 4 hours to fully charge an EV battery, or 15 minutes to 3 hours for PHEV.
Level 3 Charging Stations
Let’s break it down:
- It is the preferred solution for easy and rapid public charging in densely populated areas and travel corridors.
- A 50-kW Level 3 fast charger will add around 100 km of range in about 20 minutes, at a cost of approximately $4.50.
- Level 3 charging stations are found everywhere, with more being installed everyday. It is now possible to plan a driving route from Victoria, BC to Charlottetown, PEI using LEVEL 3 charging stations.
- LEVEL 3 chargers are cost-prohibitive to install at home, with costs currently sitting around $50,000.