How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

Close Up Of Hand Holding Power Cable For electric car

Electric cars are becoming more common on Derby-area roads. You may be thinking about getting one yourself, but you’re also a little hesitant because you heard these vehicles take a little time to charge. How long does it take to charge an electric car or hybrid vehicle? The typical electric car charging time can vary based on the charging method. Charging time can range anywhere from 24 hours using a basic 120V home charging outlet to about half an hour at a fast-charging public DC charging station. Let’s delve into the details.

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

It’s getting easier now to find a fast-charging DC charging station in and around El Dorado. This public option will give you the shortest electric car charging time. Here are some common charging times, which can differ by vehicle. You’ll want to check with the manufacturer for the exact time:

Public Electric Car Charging Time by Charger

Basic Public AC Charging (less common)

  • Up to 7.4 KW per hour
  • 20% per hour – some cars can be fully charged in about 4-5 hours

Fast Charging DC Charging (more common)

  • Less than 50 KW per hour
  • Up to 80% charge in about 30 minutes

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

You can simply charge your car to any 120V in your home. But this is the slowest way to charge your vehicle. You can shorten your home electric car charging time by upgrading to a 240V 1.2 charger (this will need to be installed by an electrician). Again, the charging times below will vary by vehicle:

Home Electric Car Charging Time by Charger

Basic Home AC Charging (120V)

  • Less than 2 KW per hour
  • 2% per hour
  • Full charge in about 24 hours

Basic Home AC Charging (240V)

  • Up to 7.4 KW per hour
  • 20% per hour – some cars can be fully charged in about 4-5 hours

How Long Does it Take to Charge a Hybrid Vehicle

Hybrid vehicles like the Ford Escape Titanium Hybrid and Ford F-150 XLT don’t take nearly as long to charge. That’s because their electric batteries are charged by the engines as they run. Many hybrids are never even plugged in.

Check Out the Hybrid Vehicles at Don Hattan Dealerships

Are you ready to get a hybrid vehicle for yourself? There are several in stock right now at Don Hattan Dealerships. We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle. You can even apply for financing online. So, contact us today!

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