How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle?

2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Charging
It’s no secret that electric vehicle charging is one of the most common reasons why Scranton drivers hesitate to make the switch to an EV — and understandably, so! However, you’ll be pleased to know that there are multiple ways you can charge an electric vehicle, so you’ll never be short on options — or power!

So, how long does it take to charge an electric car? While that depends on multiple factors, including the type of charger, make, and model, most EVs can reach a full charge in an hour or less with Level 3 Charging.

In this guide, we’ll cover electric car charging times for the following methods:

  • Domestic Charging
  • Rapid Domestic Charging
  • Public Charging

Learn more about your electric car charging options below, and don’t hesitate to contact the team at Bergey's VW of Wilkes-Barre with any questions.

Electric Car Charging Times & Methods

Domestic Outlet Home Charging (Regular Outlet)

Also known as Level 1 Charging, this method involves a three-prong 110V/120V charging outlet. Although it’s the slowest electric car charging method, many Lehighton drivers like to use it to top off after their commutes to work. To reach a full charge, however, this method can take multiple days.

Installed Brand-Approved Domestic Charging

Your next option is Level 2 Charging. Rapid chargers (240V+) can be installed in your Stroudsburg garage by an electrician and are ideal for charging overnight.

Public Charging

Lastly, you have Level 3 Charging (400V+), which offers the fastest electric car charging times. Also known as DC Fast Charging, this method is only available at public locations due to the high level of voltage it requires to operate. These power requirements are not realistic (or safe) for most households. Level 3 charging can completely recharge most EVs in an hour or less.

Find Your Electric Vehicle Near Stroudsburg

Keep in mind that these electric car charging times are for fully-electric vehicles. A plug-in hybrid vehicle can achieve a full charge in 1-4 hours because it uses a combination of gas and electric power.

If charging an electric vehicle isn’t something you’re ready to incorporate into your daily routine, that’s okay! Certain hybrid models don’t need to be plugged in at all and recharge through regenerative braking. Explore our online inventory today!

We understand that making the switch to an EV can be an intimidating step for many Larksville drivers. If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out. In the meantime, learn all about the iconic, all-electric Volkswagen ID.4!


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