How Many Watts of Electricity does a Electric Car Charger use?
Real power-use measurements from a electric car charger.
By Rob Cockerham |
How Much Power does a Electric Car Charger use
Electric Car Charger: 1301 Watts
- The battery charger for an electric car isn't powering the motor directly. It puts energy into the battery for use later.
- Takes 1301 watts, about the same amount as some hair dryers. This Ford Focus charged 20 hours so that it could achieve it's range of 70 miles on a full battery.
- Watts: 1301
- Kilowatts: 1.301 Kw.
- cost per minute: 26 hundredths of one cent (0.26 ¢)
- cost per hour: 15.6¢
- cost per day: $1.25
- cost per month: $23.74
Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.