What is Level 3 Charging and Where to Find It?

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Level 3 charging is a type of electric vehicle charging that utilizes DC fast charging technology to provide high-powered charging capabilities. Also known as “DCFC” (Direct Current Fast Charging).

Level 3 charging can provide charging speeds of up to 350 kilowatts, which can charge an electric vehicle to 80% capacity in as little as 20-30 minutes, depending on the vehicle’s battery size and charging capabilities.

Where can I find Level 3 chargers?

Hyundai explains Level 3 charging

Level 3 chargers are typically found at public charging stations, highway rest stops, and commercial locations (such as malls, workplaces and even some restaurants), and are compatible with most electric vehicles that support DC fast charging.

With the ability to quickly recharge electric vehicles on-the-go, Level 3 charging is a critical infrastructure component for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles as a viable alternative to traditional gas-powered cars.