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What is rapid charging?

Rapid chargers use one of two special connector types (known as CCS and CHAdeMO) that are found on most full electric vehicles. Volkswagen electric vehicles use CCS. This stands for Combined Charge System and works with both AC and DC electric charge. They are typically installed at motorway service stations for quick charging on longer distance journeys. The UK is increasing the number of available CSS charge points available every day.

It will generally take 30 to 45 minutes for 80% charge using a rapid charge point.


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