How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle?

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Are you considering an electric vehicle, but you have concerns about the convenience of charging? If so, you are not alone. Fortunately, you have a few choices when it comes to charging your new electric vehicle in the Santa Monica area. With different plugs and ports, plus available charging adapters, you will have the choice to select from more than one charging method. Learn more about charging times and options, or reach out to the team at LAcarGUY with any questions that you may have about the best green cars.

What are My Electric Car Charging Options?

  1. Domestic Outlet Home Charging: A normal three-pronged 110V/120V charging outlet (Level 1 Charging) doesn’t have fast charging speed, however, it can be beneficial to help replace some of the power you used on your daily commute to the office.
  2. Installed Brand-Approved Home Charging: Usually, Level 2 Charging will have to be installed by a professional. Rapid chargers made for the brand make charging your vehicle even quicker. Get back on the roads of Hollywood in no time!
  3. Public Charging: If your vehicle needs a charge while you are out and about, there are options at many public places such as parking garages, malls, hotels, and even apartment buildings. Several big-name national stores, like Walgreens and Kohls, also provide customers with charging stations.

What Are Some Popular Electric Car Charging Times?

While this is not a comprehensive list of electric car charging times, the examples below can help you get a better idea of what to expect if you choose to purchase an electric vehicle.

Tesla Model 3: 310-mile range

  • Home Charging: In approximately 12 hours, you can get about 36 miles of charge by using a domestic outlet, or 0-100% charge in about 9.5 hours with the Tesla Wall Connector.
  • Public Charging: At a rate of 25 miles for every hour of charge, DC fast chargers provide 0-80% charge in about 10 hours.
  • Tesla-Exclusive Superchargers: 0-80% charge in about 30 minutes. Tesla’s global charging networks with Superchargers are pay-to-charge stations that will still be cheaper than gas.

Jaguar I-PACE: 234-mile range

  • Home Charging: Use a domestic outlet for approximately 30 miles of charge in 12 hours. Use a Jaguar-approved charging unit for a 0-80% charge in 10 hours, and 0-100% charge in a little over 12 hours.
  • Public Charging: 50kW DC fast-charging stations provide 0-80% in 85 minutes, and 100kW DC fast-charging stations provide 0-80% in 45 minutes.

Nissan LEAF: 150-mile range

  • Home Charging: Get 0-100% charge in 7.5 hours with a Nissan home charger, or use Nissan LEAF Trickle Charging if a domestic outlet is your only choice.
  • Public Charging: Get 90 miles charge in about 30 minutes with a normal public charging port. You can also opt for the Nissan Quick Charge port to get 0-80% charge in about 40 minutes.

Chevrolet Bolt EV: 238-mile range

  • Home Charging: Get about 48 miles of charge in 12 hours with a domestic outlet, and 0-100% charge in about 9.5 hours with the available 240V 32-amp charger.
  • Public Charging: Get 90 miles of charge in about 30 minutes with DC fast charging (or 0-80% in a little over 2 hours.

Choose LAcarGUY for Your Next Electric Vehicle

If you still have questions about electric vehicles or about charging times, do not hesitate to reach out to the team at LAcarGUY. We would be glad to assist you. You can also explore your financing options.