Webasto: What is the maximum charging capacity of your wallbox and how long does it take for your electric car to be fully charged?
Stefan: The charging capacity of my home wallbox is 22 kW, but the vehicle can charge just 16 kW. In theory, it would therefore take 5.625 hours to charge the battery from 0 to 100% at 90 kWh. But this is just a purely theoretical value, as nobody ever arrives home with 0% battery and drives more than 400 km (approx. 250 miles) every day to drain the battery. In reality, I charge the car for less than 60 minutes a day at the wallbox. And I mostly do this at work, not at home.
Webasto: How do you think the purchase and running costs of an electric car compare to a combustion car? What is your experience of the running costs of an electric car compared to a combustion car (electricity/petrol, maintenance, repairs, taxes)?
Stefan: I have found that the purchase prices of electric cars are still significantly higher, while the costs for maintenance, repairs, taxes and energy are quite a lot less. It definitely pays off in the long run (> 5 years), even now. And the purchase costs are dropping further – they have also fallen considerably in the last year.
At home the Tesla is charged with a Wallbox with 22 kW.