How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

2022 Kia EV6 Charging
Are you interested in purchasing an electric vehicle? Are you wondering about electric car charging time and how that will impact your Scranton lifestyle? Bergey's VW of Wilkes-Barre can help! Our Lehighton customers often ask, “how long does it take to charge an electric car?” and we want to share our answers with you!

There are a few factors to consider when determining charging time, but the most important one is the charging method. Additional variables include the type of vehicle you’re driving and how much charge your EV needs. While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, we can get you a general idea of what to expect for electric VW charging times. Feel free to contact our service department if you’d like an answer specific to your vehicle.

Electric Car Charging Options

  1. Level 1 Charging: Level 1 charging is considered domestic outlet home charging. It uses a normal, three-prong 110V/120V charging outlet to charge an electric vehicle. While it doesn’t provide fast charging, it’s great for topping off the charge used from the day. It typically takes about 24 hours to restore an EV to a full charge, so keep this in mind.
  2. Level 2 Charging: Level 2 charging is also referred to as installed brand-approved domestic charging and is usually installed by a professional. Since it comes with 240V+ chargers, it has rapid charging capabilities so you can reach 80% charge within forty-five minutes. The extra 20% will take a bit longer because of the diminishing rate of charging speed.
  3. Public Charging: You can kill two birds with one stone by charging while you grocery shop, go to work or train at the gym. Take note of public charging stations in Stroudsburg. They’re also sometimes located at malls and hotels. Public charging stations typically offer Level 2 speed for convenience, so you don’t have to wait hours for a full charge.

Typical Domestic Charging Electric Car Charging Time

You can get a charger installed in your garage so you don’t have to rely on public charging. You can get either Level 1 or Level 2 charging. Get a summary of the difference below:

  • Level 1 EV charging often takes days to fully charge an electric car.
  • Level 2 EV charging takes hours to fully charge an electric car. Generally speaking, a single night of Level 2 charging is sufficient to fully recharge an EV.
  • Level 3 EV charging can fully recharge most EVs in an hour or less, or add significant range in just ten minutes.

Get Your Electric Vehicle at Bergey's VW of Wilkes-Barre Today!

Now that you know all about EV charging, check out our electric vehicle inventory! Electric VW charging times are convenient so you don’t have to worry about it taking up your whole day. Contact us today to schedule a test drive!

 

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