How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle?

2022 Mazda MX-30 EV Charging

Electric car charging times can vary based on the charging method you’re using for your vehicle. How long does it take to charge an electric car when using a middle-of-the-road charging method? It can take only a few hours with Level 2 Charging, but it can also take 24 hours or more if using Level 1 Charging. Learn more about the time it takes to charge an EV with us below before learning more about the reliability of EVs.

The Time It Takes to Charge an EV by Charging Method

  1. Domestic Outlet Home Charging (Regular Outlet): Normal grounded (three-prong) 110V/120V charging outlets, also known as Level 1 Charging, make for a good option for topping off a charge for your EV, like recharging a given amount after a commute. It generally takes around 24 hours to recharge your EV with Level 1 Charging.
  2. Installed Brand-Approved Domestic Charging: Level 2 Charging is typically professionally installed by your automaker for your home. It uses rapid (usually 240V+) chargers most often made for your brand of car, and they’re significantly faster compared to Level 1 Charging. It generally will take hours to charge your vehicle with Level 2 Charging compared to at or over 24 hours.
  3. Public Charging Stations: Public charging stations vary in how quickly they charge a given EV. It’s not uncommon to experience a significant charge within 20 to 40 minutes at a public charging station, though availability by vary based on the automaker or station locations in your area. The good news is that more and more stations are being added across the country due to the rising popularity of EVs.

Typical Electric Vehicle Charging Times & Rates

Most home EV chargers for Chester homeowners offer 3.7 kW or 7 kW charging while public stations offer 22 kW charging, 43-50 kW rapid charging, and 150 kW rapid charging. Because of these options, it’s possible to get a full charge in an hour or so when using a public charging station. Always check the availability of charging stations near you though, as some stations are slower than others.

Learn More About Electric Vehicle Charging Times at Whitten Brothers Mazda

How long does it take to charge an electric car if you live in Fredericksburg? Drivers can generally expect their EVs to charge within hours, but there’s still plenty to learn when it comes to your EV options. Contact us online or give us a call at 866-200-5045 to learn more about EVs at Whitten Brothers Mazda. And while you’re here, explore your online car-buying options in Richmond!


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