Which cars support three-phase power?
The majority of electric vehicles (EVs) available for consumer use are designed to support single-phase charging, which is the standard household electrical supply. However, it's important to note that EV charging capabilities can vary depending on the specific make and model of your car. We would always recommend you consult your car’s manufacturer for precise details.
Most EVs on the market, including popular models like the Nissan Leaf and Hyundai Kona Electric, support single-phase charging. These vehicles typically come with an onboard charger that is optimised for single-phase power supply, allowing you to charge them using standard household outlets or dedicated single-phase charging stations.
Three-phase charging is more commonly used in commercial and industrial settings, such as public fast-charging stations or fleet charging facilities.
However, there are a few models sold in Australia that support three phase charging. These are the popular Telsa Model 3, the MG4 and the Audi E-tron, and more are likely to come on the market.
High-end car models such as the Tesla Model S and X support three phase power.
It is worth also bearing in mind that in addition to supporting 3-phase charging, a 3-phase cable can also be used for single-phase charging. So if you have three phase power available, it would be worth considering the extra cost of a three phase charger to future proof your set up.
As mentioned already, it's always a good idea to consult your vehicle's manual or contact the manufacturer directly to confirm the charging capabilities of your specific car model. Manufacturers may introduce new models or updates over time that can include support for three-phase charging or other high-power charging options.
Contact one of our certified installers to find out whether you need to upgrade your home's power to three-phase.