Subaru Solterra Charging Guide
Subaru solterra EV charging

The Solterra is Subarus all wheel drive EV and comes with a 8A Type 2 home charger that plugs in to a standard wall socket. This will take around 29 hours to charge from 10% to 100%. When fully charged the E4 has a range of 363km WLTP range.

To fully charge the vehicle overnight we recommend investing in a Wallbox Smart EV charger. The Solterra has an onboard 11kW ac charger and also supports up to 100kW DC charging. At the bottom of the page we have recommend chargers. 

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New Zealand Solterra specifications: 

Battery Size  71.4 Kwh
Range 485 km NEDC
Maximum A.C charge speed 11 kW
Maximum D.C charge speed 150 kW
Engine HP combined 215 bph
Charge Port  Type 2 + CCS


Subaru Solterra charge times

Estimate charge timing comparison from 10% to 100%. Generally you do not arrive home with 0% charge remaining.
The last 5% slows down as the cells are balanced so the time below is an estimate. 

Charger type Battery & Model Approximate charge time 10% to 100%
8A factory charger 71.4 kWh 39 Hours
16A Charger 71.4 kWh 19.5 Hours
32a Wall charger with Socket 71.4 kWh 9.8 Hours
32a Wall charger with 5m cable 71.4 kWh 9.8 Hours
Autel Wall charger 71.4 kWh 9.8 Hours
Tron 22kW wall charger 71.4 kWh 6.5 Hours

Also see our Charge time calculator and Charge Cost calculator

Public charging with the Solterra

There two types of public chargers.

D.C Fast charging. These chargers have the cables attached so there is no need to bring your own. They use the top and bottom charge port called CCS. 
To use these public stations download the following apps
Meridian App
Shell App
BP app 
Also PlugShare will list all the chargers in the area.

A 150kW DC charger will charge the car from 0% to 80% in around 30min. The DC fast chargers will slow down after 80% so its recommeneded to travel to the next one rather than waiting for it to top up to 100% charge.

Type 2 Public chargers For Type 2 Public chargers, commonly found at supermarkets, malls, hotels, and motels, users are required to provide their own cables. PlugShare provides information about chargers in your vicinity, including the specific cables needed.

What sort of cable do I need for Public charging

We recommend a 22kW Type 2 to Type 2 cable to make use of the faster 11kW charging speeds. 
The majority of free and paid public AC chargers use the Type 2 Socket, so this cable will allow you to use the chargers. Note Some public charges have a Type 2 hard wired so a cable is not needed 100% of the time. 

Subaru Solterra public charging

Recommended chargers for the Solterra


If you have 3 phase at home we would recommend the Tron 3 phase charger to make use of the 11kW charging speed. 

If you have single phase at home then our 7kW home charger suits mosts peoples needs. If you want to make the most of night rates and scheduled charging then our smart chargers can do this. 

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