EV Charging Modes

Switching to electric mobility is a big step and requires learning about new technologies. There are many different options and it is important to choose the right one for your needs. We have compiled all the essentials for you in our article about EV charging modes.

EVs are charged by plugging into dedicated charging stations, which are often referred to as ChargePoint (CS). The EV can be connected to a fixed outlet or to a mobile EVSE with the help of an app on your smartphone. This way you can use smart charging that allows EV drivers to plan their charging schedule and benefit from off-peak electricity rates.

The fastest way to charge your EV is via DC fast charging, also known as Level 3. It is typically found along highways and busy roads and can top up your battery to drive a significant distance again in a short amount of time.

Mode 2 is the most common charging mode for EVs and can be used at home or public places such as workplaces and parking lots. Mode 2 EVs are equipped with a special portable charging unit that connects to a CEE or schuko socket. The NJORD GO is the perfect example of an efficient and user-friendly charging unit for your EV, which can be used with CEE-sockets or standard household sockets.

EVs can be powered either by a standard 120V outlet or through an EV charging station that is compatible with a Type 1 or a Type 2 EV connector. The latter, which is used for the majority of EVs on the market, features a charger that is able to deliver up to 32 A with a 1-phase or 480 V 3-phase system. The connection to the EV is made through a cable with a Case A, Case B or Case C connector. EV Charging Modes