How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

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Pekin drivers have several options when it comes to charging an electric vehicle. But how long does it take to charge an electric car? Electric car charging times vary depending on which options you choose and the make and model of electric car you drive. Keep reading to learn more about the three primary types of EV charging – domestic, rapid domestic, and public charging – and how they impact electric car charging times, and contact us with any questions.



Electric Car Charging Times By Type

These are the three main types of EV charging around Peoria and how long they take.

  1. Domestic Outlet Home Charging (Standard Outlet): A standard grounded (three-prong) domestic 110V/120V charging outlet is a Level 1 charger. It doesn’t offer a fast charging time, but it’s a viable option for topping off some of the power you used for your Morton commute. Level 1 charging usually takes about 24 hours or more to obtain a full charge.
  2. Professionally Installed Brand-Approved Domestic Charging: A level 2 charger must be professionally installed by an electrician and uses rapid 240V+. Level 2 chargers provide a significantly faster electric car charging time than a regular grounded household outlet. DC fast chargers (instead of AC) are also common. Usually, you can achieve an 80% charge in under an hour with this charging type, but the last 20% will take longer because of a diminishing rate of charging speed.
  3. Public Charging: Level 3 chargers are found in public spaces around Bloomington, such as malls, parking garages, and big-box stores. These charging stations vary in method and speed but often provide Level 2 charging times.

Summary of Electric Car Charging Times

So, how long does it take to charge an electric car? Let’s review electric vehicle charging times by type:

  • Level 1 EV charging can take days to fully charge your EV.
  • Level 2 EV charging can take hours to fully charge your EV. Typically, a single night of Level 2 charging is adequate to charge an electric car fully.
  • Level 3 EV charging can recharge most electric cars in an hour or less and provide significantly more range in under 30 minutes.

Plug-in hybrid vehicles do not use only electricity as a power source. They use electric power for a small amount of time or when traveling under certain speeds around Pekin, then switch to using gasoline power. PHEV charging times vary by make and model.

Test Drive an Electric Vehicle at Ray Dennison Buick GMC

Your safety and satisfaction are our top priority! We invite you to browse our new electric vehicle inventory and pre-owned cars and apply for financing online. Our team is happy to take you for a test drive, so contact us today!


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