What is the difference between AC and DC charging?
AC charging, sometimes referred to as level 2 charging, is typically found in residential establishments, hotels, and other places where cars will be parked for at least a few hours.
DC charging also referred to as level 3 charging, provides a much faster way to charge up EVs.
The chargers are usually distinguished by the amount of kW they can deliver to electric vehicles per hour because they have built-in power converters rather than relying on the vehicle's AC/DC rectifier.
DC level 3 chargers can fully charge up electric vehicles in under an hour and are used at roadside charging locations, in fleets, and at other strategic locations.