Plan your trip

If you’re going on a long trip, check where charging stations are along your route.

Get to know plug types

It’s useful to know which plug type your EV uses, because it can dictate your charge speed and ability to connect to public electric vehicle charging stations.

3x faster with a home charger

Charging at home? Charge up to three time faster than a standard power outlet when you install a home EV charger. * (Average for a 7kW home EV charger).

  1. Find your station

    Use the Chargefox mobile app to locate your nearest charger, check availability, price and plug types.

  2. Insert charger

    Plug in your car to start charging. The main charging port types are CCS 2 or CHAdeMO – others may need an adaptor.

  3. Stop charging

    Scan the QR code at the station or open app to start/stop charging and pay.

  4. Unplug & drive away

    Check you car is unlocked before disconnecting – then return charger to holster.

Find your local charging station

Search for spots to top up your EV using PlugShare's database of charging stations. Simply enter your location, select the plug type you need and plan your next trip with ease. You can also filter charging stations by network. We recommend Chargefox if you're looking for a station powered by renewable energy.

This service is provided by Recargo. Inc and RACV makes no representation as to the accuracy of the information or the security of the service. We recommend that users do not enter their exact home address.

The future of RACV


Plug into Australia's largest EV fast-charging network

Electric vehicle sales are growing fast in Australia and so is the number of ultra-rapid charging stations powered by renewable energy.

As more Australian car owners make the transition to electric vehicles, you can feel confident that there’s infrastructure to support daily commutes and weekend road trips with more EV charging stations being rolled out across the country.

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How long does it take to charge an electric car?

Charging times vary from as little as 30 minutes to 18 hours depending on the speed of the charging point, size of the battery and remaining charge.

A public 50kW rapid charger provides most EVs with 80% capacity in around 30 minutes. Most drivers top-up charge, rather than waiting for their battery to recharge from empty-to-full.

Plugging in at home using a regular wall socket is the slowest method, but can reach a full charge if left overnight. You can estimate your charging time and cost using the Green Vehicle Guide home charging calculator.

Learn more about our home EV charging options.

How often do I need to charge an electric car?

Unless driving a long distance, keeping your charge between 20% and 80% will preserve battery life. Most EV drivers charge their car at home overnight, and use public charging stations for top-ups or when driving long distances, so rarely do a full charge when out and about.

If you’re planning a longer trip, make sure you know the maximum range of your vehicle before departing. Most EVs require a charging stop every 240km-320kms depending on battery performance and capacity. It’s important to plot your charging points in advance, double-check the types of chargers/adaptors you’ll need and allow some extra time while topping up.

Which cables, plug types or adaptors does my EV use?

Most electric vehicles come with with a standard cable to charge at home, but it’s good to know if you need any additional equipment or adaptors to access the full network of Australian charging stations.

You can check which cables, plug types or adaptors are suitable for your EV or charger on the JET Charge website.