That's all the time electric cars need to recharge on a high-power charging station (HPC), and once all of the 400 high-power charging stations of the IONITY manufacturer alliance have been installed, charging stops will only take ten minutes to complete.
New I.D. Family with a range of more than 400 km
It's not just the charging infrastructure that grows by leaps and bounds. Lithium-ion batteries, too, are becoming ever more powerful. The next generation of electric cars, such as Volkswagen's I.D. family (premiere in 2020), is said to offer ranges of 400 to 600 km.
Until then, manufacturers offer their electric car customers the opportunity to rent conventional cars for long-distance road trips. Volkswagen, for example, lets e-Golf buyers rent a regular car for 30 days each year, free of charge. In effect, you can commute to work with an e-Golf and go on vacation with a Passat station wagon. Now, that's two trump cards in one hand!