Trickle or portable charger – 2-3kWh:

These are typically between about 2-3kWh or about the same current draw as a hair dryer. They will take around two days to fully charge an average EV battery. EV manufacturers will usually supply one of these charges with their vehicles. Faster charges are optional and require installation. These portable chargers will most likely be used in garages in domestic homes.

Fixed AC charger – 7kWh:

These chargers are single phase and draw about the same current as a larger capacity split system air conditioner or domestic kitchen oven. They require an electrician to install a dedicated single phase protected circuit. The 7kWh charger has the capacity to provide an over-night charge between 80-100 percent in 8-10 hours. Typically, this is the type of charger that would be ideal for motels, businesses and caravan parks. Again, these are very low cost at between $1,495 - $3,000. A qualified electrician will need to install a dedicated 32 amp circuit and RCD (Residual Current Device).

DC Rapid charger – 25kWh:

These charges require three phase power and will charge most EVs in 45-90 minutes. A professional installation is required for these types of chargers. They can be deployed at retail outlets and offices where EVs are in constant use, or to support tourism.

DC Super chargers – up to 150kWh:

These are the type of chargers installed at Shopping centres, cities, large regional centres and other strategic national highway locations. Super chargers such as these require connection, design and approval. Such high capacity charging is typically a commercial operation where drivers pay for rapid charging just like they are buying fuel. Pricing for these types of chargers is subject to many factors. Electricity supplier approval and individuals.