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All About Charging the Cupra Born 

The Cupra Born is Seat’s sporty city car, available with 45, 58, or 77 kWh battery options, offering up to 540 km of range under the WLTP cycle.

Despite its substantial range, you will still need to charge the vehicle once or several times a week depending on your needs.

Charging Characteristics of the Cupra Born

The Cupra Born is equipped with a European standard Combo CCS connector, enabling:

Normal Charging: 1.8 to 3.7 kW (domestic outlet)

– Accelerated Charging: 7 to 22 kW (home, office, or public AC charging station)

– Fast Charging: 50 kW and above (public DC charging station)

The vehicle also has a Type 2 socket for accelerated AC charging and comes with a standard charging box for domestic outlets (12A). Although fast charging is available, it’s advisable to limit its use to prevent premature battery aging.

Depending on the power of the charging station used, the Cupra Born can be charged at varying speeds. For instance, the 64 kWh version takes about 4 hours to reach 95% charge on an 11 kW AC charger, whereas it can achieve 50% charge in just 30 minutes on a 100 kW DC fast charger.

You can use the charging simulator from EVBox to estimate charging times and kilometers recovered based on the power delivered by the charger, the desired recharge percentage, weather conditions, and road type.

Charging Cables for the Cupra Born

When purchasing a Cupra Born, the vehicle comes with a charging cable for domestic outlets and a single-phase Type 2 cable for accelerated AC charging (32A).

The Combo CCS socket is also provided for fast charging, with the appropriate cable always attached to the charging station.

With the Cupra Born, you can charge your vehicle in less than 4 hours using the included charging cable. It comprises a 120-volt cord with a standard plug and a 240-volt cord with a special plug.

The 240-volt cable can be connected to a wall socket or a special outlet for faster charging. For even quicker charging, a 480-volt cable with a Type 2 special plug can be purchased, allowing you to charge your Cupra Born in 2 hours once connected.

Charging Stations for the Cupra Born

At Home

Whether you live in a house, an apartment, or rent, you can easily charge your Cupra Born at home. The key is to choose the solution that best fits your needs and housing type.

You can opt for charging via a domestic outlet. This is the most cost-effective solution, ideal for overnight home charging, but the charging speed is the slowest. If you want to charge your Cupra Born using a domestic outlet, we recommend consulting a professional to check your electrical installation and ensure the safety of your charges.

You can also choose a reinforced Green’Up type outlet. This will allow you to charge your Cupra Born more securely and faster than with a domestic outlet. However, the charging time is still long, and you need to consider the cost of the reinforced outlet.

Finally, you can have a Wallbox type charging station installed at your home for accelerated and safe charging. However, this solution costs between €500 and €1200. Additionally, if you live in a condominium, you must have an individual electricity meter and a covered box/parking space to install the charging station.

At the Office

Vous pouvez facilement recharger votre Cupra Born au bureau si votre entreprise dispose de bornes de recharge. Si cela n’est pas le cas, vous pouvez en faire la demande auprès de votre direction. Vous n’êtes peut-être pas le/la seul(e) à posséder une voiture électrique !

Charging at the office is convenient if your company provides charging stations. If not, you can request the installation.

Many industrial and commercial buildings are required by law (Article R 111-14-3 of the Construction Code) to pre-wire a portion of their parking lots to facilitate the installation of EV charging stations.


You can find many charging stations:

  • On streets
  • In shopping center parking lots (such as Auchan and Ikea)
  • On highway networks

The Cupra Born features a geolocation service for charging stations via the integrated Cupra Connect service.

Payment Methods for Charging

At Home

If you choose to have a charging station installed at your home, it is an expense that you need to consider in your budget.

The cost of charging your Cupra Born is included in your home electricity bill.

Automobile Propre estimates the cost of a full AC charge (0 to 100%) at €13.35 according to the EDF rate for a Cupra Born 77 kWh.

At the Office

If your workplace has charging stations, you can often charge your Cupra Born for free.

Some companies also cover part or all of the fuel costs for employees’ commute, which includes electricity costs for EVs.


Charging at supermarkets, shopping centers, or large stores is often free.

However, street or highway charging stations are paid. Costs depend on the network used, e.g., between €0.5 and €0.7 per 5 minutes on the Corri-door network or €0.79/min on the IONITY network.

MOBA Certifies the Battery of Your Electric Cupra Born

The Cupra Born’s batteries are positioned low to improve the center of gravity and handling.

MOBA offers a quick diagnostic service to certify the condition of your Cupra Born’s battery.

For more information, feel free to consult our guide on charging an electric car.