Kilowatt Hour (kWh)

Glossary

Kilowatt hour

The kilowatt hour is a composite unit of energy, with 1 kWh being equivalent to 1 kilowatt (1 kW) of power sustained for 1 hour.

What is a Kilowatt Hour (kWh) for EV Charging Stations?

A kilowatt-hour (kWh) is the energy unit used to measure the electricity consumption of electric vehicles (EVs) in charging stations. When you charge your EV at a charging station, you're essentially paying for the electricity you use, much like how you pay for the gallons of gasoline you pump into a conventional car. The kWh measurement helps determine how much electricity your EV consumes during the charging process, and this is what you will pay for.

What is a kilowatt-hour in simple terms?

A kilowatt-hour, in simple terms, is the amount of energy consumed by the vehicle during an hour of charge.

What does kWh mean in electricity?

"kWh" stands for kilowatt-hour. It's a unit of measurement for electrical energy equivalent to one kilowatt (1 kW) of power used for one hour. It's commonly used to measure the amount of electricity consumed by households, businesses, and other entities over time.