A plug-in hybrid is a car that can drive on both gasoline as electricity. Most plug-in hybrids are unable to fast-charge because the battery’s of these cars don’t support it.
Fastned offers three kinds of fast-charging standards, of which the maximum charge speeds varies from 43 kW to 350 kW. It is always the car that decides how fast it is charging, and a plug-in hybrid often can’t ask for high charging speeds. In most cases a plug-in hybrid is unable to charge at all on a fast charger.
Fastned is building a Europe-wide network of fast-charging stations for the electrical cars of tomorrow. The need for fast chargers will strongly increase in the coming years because the battery’s of full electric vehicles are getting bigger, and the amount of full electric vehicles on the roads will continue to increase.
Our stations are mainly located along the highway. These are locations where drivers want to charge as fast as possible and our stations are therefore not built for slow-charging. We will not invest in slow-charging in the future either. Luckily there are a lot of other locations where vehicles can slow-charge nowadays.
Popular plug-in hybrids that can’t charge at Fastned are:
- Audi A3 e-tron
- Opel Ampera
- Volkswagen Golf GTE
- Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid
Which plug-in hybrids are able to fast-charge at Fastned?
Although most plug-in hybrids are not able to fast-charge, these plug-in hybrids are able to charge at Fastned:
- Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (max. charge speed 22 kW)
- Polestar 1 (max. charge speed 50 kW)
- Mercedes GLE 350 de (max. charge speed 65 kW)
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