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How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

EV Charging Station with Chevy Models

 

Electric vehicles are quickly becoming a common sight on the roads of Tulare today. Being powered solely by a battery, electric vehicles (EVs) give off no CO2 emissions. By charging your vehicle at home or at a charging port, you can drive further, but how long does it take to charge an electric car? 

Depending on the vehicle you’ve purchased and its battery size, the electric car charging time can vary. There isn’t a definitive answer to the Chevy Bolt EUV charging time. But if you’re considering upgrading to an EV and want to know more about an electric car charging time, use this guide brought to you by the specialists at Delano Chevrolet Buick GMC! Also, visit our Delano dealership today to consult our specialists at our service center!

 

 

Public and Domestic Electric Car Charging Time

Being that you can charge your EV at home and abroad, you may still be wondering about how long does it take to charge an electric car? When charging your EV at home, you have to charge port options, Level 1 and 2, and each has its own charge time, which you can see below:

  • Level 1 EV charging often takes days to fully charge an electric car. 
  • Level 2 EV charging often takes several hours to fully charge an electric car. You can often get between 60-200 miles of range in just 20-30 minutes with Level 2 DC charging, though. For this reason, most people intermix daytime “top-off” charging with overnight charging.

On the other hand, you have public charging ports. Public ports pack more voltage than domestic ones. While charging at home, the chargers offer you 3.7 kW or 7 kW while public ports offer 22 kW charging, 43-50 kW rapid charging, and 150 kW rapid charging. Depending on the power that the port has, you can fully charge your vehicle in 1 hour, 4 hours, 6 hours, or 11 hours.

Electric Vehicle Charging Options

There are many EV charging options that are available to you in the Bakersfield-area. These options all have their benefits that can make your daily drives much easier. See what EV charging options are available to you below:

  • Domestic Outlet Home Charging (Regular Outlet): A normal grounded (three-prong) 110V/120V charging outlet (Level 1 Charging) doesn’t offer a fast charging speed but it’s a good option for topping off some of the charges you used commuting to work that day. How long does Level 1 charging take? Usually around 24 hours or more for a full charge. In other words, expect it to take days, not hours, to charge with this method.
  • Installed Brand-Approved Domestic Charging: Level 2 Charging is typically professionally installed. Level 2 charging uses rapid (usually 240V+) chargers most often made for your brand of car will have significantly faster-charging rates than using a regular grounded household outlet. Think hours, not days. DC fast chargers (as opposed to AC ones) are also common. It’s not unheard of to obtain an 80% charge in half an hour or forty minutes with this type of charging method, but that extra 20% will take longer as there’s a diminishing rate of charging speed as well.
  • Public Charging: You can charge on-the-go in Porterville at parking garages, malls, hotels, and even apartment buildings. You’ll often find charging stations at big-name national stores like Walgreens and Kohls, and more charging stations are being added every day across the country. These charging stations vary in type and speed, but often provide Level 2 charging speeds for greater convenience. Some public chargers even offer emissions-free renewable energy charging with solar panels or wind turbines! 

Shop Our Electric Vehicles at Delano Chevrolet Buick GMC 

Now that you know more about the Chevy Bolt EUV charging time, visit us at Delano Chevrolet Buick GMC to shop our selection of EVs today. Here, you can get one-on-one service with our team of specialists that’ll help you narrow down your EV search! Contact us for more information!

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