MG Libis DC Charger

Electric vehicles in the Philippines have only started to get traction in the market recently, as such, charging infrastructure for these types of vehicles is still quite few and far between. Despite this, now that EVs are also beginning to drive farther and further than ever before, more people are getting the confidence to use their EVs as daily drivers. To aid EV drivers from running out of juice while on the go, fast DC chargers are available inside the metro for them to use. 

In Quezon City, MG Libis has recognized the need for additional charging stations in the push for electric mobility. According to MG, as traditional cars depend on gas stations, EVs necessitate a well-rounded charging network to cater to both long-distance journeys and everyday commuting requirements. Their contribution to the mission for electric mobility is the introduction of the MG Libis EV DC charger, designed to meet the needs of EV users with utmost efficiency and reliability. 

At this point, you might be asking why there’s a need to distinguish between DC and AC charging. To put it simply, the difference between these two charging types is the speed of delivery in which it charges EVs. 

AC or alternating current charging is the more common type of charging an electric vehicle. AC chargers are the ones you most commonly find in homes or on early types of EV chargers in malls and shopping centers. An AC charger supplies power to the vehicle's onboard charger, which then converts the AC power into DC to charge the battery. The charging speed, determined by the onboard charger's acceptance rate, varies among different brands due to cost, space, and weight limitations. Because of this, depending on your vehicle, it may take anywhere from four to five hours up to over twelve hours to achieve a full charge using an AC charger.

MG4 EV Charging

DC or direct current, on the other hand, is much faster because it circumvents the constraints imposed by the onboard charger and its conversion process by delivering DC power directly to the battery. Charging durations rely on factors such as battery size, dispenser output, and other variables, but generally, DC chargers cut charging times to one to two hours and even to a staggering 15 minutes with vehicles using 800-volt architecture.

MG Libis DC Charger unveiling

MG Libis’ recently opened charging station is a DC charger, which means waiting times to charge your electric vehicle will be considerably shorter than if you were using an AC wall box at your home. 

Want to check out MG’s electric vehicle offerings in the country? Check out the full lineup of MG cars on the AutoDeal Car Guide. 

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