How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

2022 Chevy Bolt EUV on a beach

Do those high prices at the fuel pump have you thinking about making the switch to an electric car, such as theChevy Bolt EV, like a lot of Gothenburg drivers? Then you’re probably thinking about things like the typical electric car charging time. How long does it take to charge an electric car? That depends on the method used for charging. EV charging time can take around half an hour for a mostly full charge all the way to 12 hours. We talk about those different charging methods below.



How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car at a Fast DC Public Station?

We’re bound to see more and more public charging stations crop up in the Ogallala area as electric vehicles become more popular. And the fast DC chargers can charge a battery pack pretty quickly, as you can see here:

Public Electric Car Charging Time by Charger

Basic Public AC Charging (240V)

  • Up to 7.4 KW per hour
  • EV charging time – 20% per hour

Fast DC Charging

  • Less than 50 KW per hour
  • EV charging time – Up to 80% charge in 36 minutes

How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car at Home?

You can charge your electric vehicle at home by either plugging the cord that came with it into an existing wall socket (Level 1) or by purchasing a charging unit and having it professionally installed (Level 2). Most drivers find it’s worth it to install a charger as this method reduces EV charging time by several hours. The good news is that Chevrolet will cover installation of a Level 2 charger at your home when you purchase a Chevy Bolt EV orBolt EUV.

Home EV Charging Time by Charger

Level 1 Home AC Charging (120V)

  • Less than 2 KW per hour
  • Electric car charging time — 2% per hour

Level 2 Home AC Charging (240V)

  • Up to 7.4 KW per hour
  • Electric car charging time — 20% per hour

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You should come test drive the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV. These models are incredibly efficient, have great range, and are more affordably priced than most electric vehicles. And, if you found this guide to be helpful, you might enjoy our other automotive guides, like our post onwhat those numbers on the sides of your tires mean. We’re just a short drive away from McCook and would love to put you behind the wheel of your next car. So drop by or contact us today!


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