Subaru Solterra (2022)

The complete guide to charging your Subaru Solterra (2022), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more.

Key Stats

Range (WLTP):

289 miles

Electric cost/mile:


Rapid charge:


EV type:

Battery Electric


Japanese car makers Subaru have finally entered the fully-electric arena with the striking Solterra SUV. It’s the second car to come from their EV development partnership with Toyota, sharing much of its tech and trimmings (but thankfully not naming conventions) with the bZ4X. Like its twin, the Solterra has a 71.4kWh battery and a similar driving range of around 289 miles. Internally, they’re pretty similar too. But this being Subaru, the Solterra features an X-Mode AWD setting as standard for rougher roads. Welcome to the fully-electric club Subaru! This guide is based on the Subaru Solterra Limited model.

Charging Details

Charging time for a Subaru Solterra

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Solterra from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging methodTypically found atCharging time*Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plugHome31 h8 m/h
3.6kWHome / Work20 h13 m/h
7kWHome / Work / Public Locations10 h25 m/h
22kWWork / Public Locations10 h25 m/h
50kWPublic Locations60 min91 m/30 min
150kWPublic Locations20 min272 m/30 min

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Subaru Solterra with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. There is also a CCS connector for rapid charging.

Slow / Fast: Type 2
Max AC 1-phase rate: 7kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 7kW
Rapid: CCS
Max DC rate: 150kW
Connector location: Right Side - Front
Connector location: Right Side - Front

Where you can charge a Subaru Solterra

You can charge your Subaru Solterra conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up (mostly for free!) when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.

At Home

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7kw Smart Chargers from £899*

Find out more about Smart Home Charging

At Work

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7k or 22kW Smart Charger**

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging

Shared parking

7kW or 22kW Smart Charger

Find out more about Residential EV Charging

On Public Networks

7kW or 22kw Smart Charger & Rapid Charging***

Charging on the Pod Point Network

* Standard pricing, excludes any grants.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
*** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a Subaru Solterra

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network is usually free through the Pod Point App.

PlaceAvg. costCost/mile
Home (empty to full)*£18.997.73p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)**£17.9112.15p

* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*)289 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range**246 miles

* For information on "WLTP" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

0-62 mph6.9 seconds
Top speed100 mph
Engine power215 bhp / 160 kW
Torque336 Nm
Battery size71.4 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate)67.8 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP)259 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate)276 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP)N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP)0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)*32 gCO2/km

* This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2021 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase, Tax & Grants

The Subaru Solterra is expected to be only eligible for the EV chargepoint grant, but you will benefit from £0 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.

OTR price*£49,995
Vehicle warranty3 years / 60,000 miles
Battery warranty8 years / 100,000 miles

* On-the-road price including Plug-in Car Grant, if applicable.

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)Amount
Year 1£0
Years 2-5£0
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax yearBiK tax rateAnnual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020

* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxesAmount
London Congestion Zone Charge*£0
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge**£0

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance groupTBC
Grants (Expected)*
Grant nameEligibilityAmountBenefit
OZEV EVHS Grant£350Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Car Grant£0Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant£250Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EVHS grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.