How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car?

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If you’re a Minneapolis driver interested in reaping the benefits of an electric vehicle, you’re probably wondering, “how long does it take to charge an electric car?” Your electric car charging time will ultimately depend on the method you use, as well as the vehicle you purchase. Similar to how there are varying phone charging options, there are different methods of charging your electric vehicle. Learn more about the ins and outs of obtaining an efficient electric car charging time with Cornerstone Plymouth. Then, browse our used vehicles inventory to secure the keys to the electric car of your dreams!


What are Your Electric Vehicle Charging Options?

As mentioned previously, there are several methods to charging electric vehicles. Here are the charging options available in Maple Grove:

  1. Domestic Outlet Home Charging: A normal three-pronged 110V/120V charging outlet (Level 1 Charging) doesn’t produce a fast electric car charging time, but it’s a great option for topping off some of the charge you’ve used throughout the day.
  2. Installed Brand-Approved Home Charging: This charging device is typically professionally installed and made for that specific brand. Called Level 2 Charging, this type of charger will have a faster charging rate than a domestic outlet.
  3. Public Charging: When you’re on-the-go in Minnetonka, you can charge your electric car at parking garages, malls, hotels, and even apartment buildings. You can even find charging stations at big-name retail stores like Walgreen and Kohls. There are more charging stations being added every day across the country.

Popular Electric Car Charging Times

When asking the question, “how long does it take to charge an electric car,” along with your charging method, the answer also depends on the vehicle you purchase. Here are some of the most popular electric vehicle currently on the market:

Jaguar I-PACE: 234-mile range

  • Home Charging: You can obtain about 30 miles of charge in 12 hours with a domestic outlet.
  • If you have a Jaguar-approved charging unit, you can get 0-80% charge in 10 hours, and 0-100% charge in a little over 12 hours.
  • Public Charging: 50kW DC fast charging stations provide 0-80% in 85 minutes, and 100kW DC fast charging stations provide 0-80% in 45 minutes.

Tesla Model 3: 310-mile range

  • Home Charging: Drivers can get about 36 miles of charge in 12 hours when using a domestic outlet, or 0-100% charge in about 9.5 hours with the Tesla Wall Connector.
  • Public Charging: At a rate of 25 miles for every hour of charge, DC fast chargers provide 0-80% charge in about 10 hours.

Chevrolet Bolt EV: 238-mile range

  • Home Charging: Obtain about 48 miles of charge in 12 hours with a domestic outlet, and 0-100% charge in about 9.5 hours with the available 240V 32-amp charger.
  • Public Charging: Get 90 miles of charge in about 30 minutes with DC fast charging (or 0-80% in a little over 2 hours.

Nissan LEAF: 150-mile range

  • Home Charging: With a Nissan home charger, you can get 0-100% charge in 7.5 hours, or use Nissan LEAF Trickle Charging if you only have a domestic outlet.
  • Public Charging: Get 90 miles of charge in an average time of about 30 minutes with a normal public charging port. Or drivers can use the Nissan Quick Charge port to get 0-80% charge in about 40 minutes.

Shop for a Used Electric Car with Cornerstone Plymouth

If you have any more questions about electric car charging time, or you’re in the market for an electric vehicle, contact Cornerstone Plymouth for help! Our experts will help you find an electric vehicle in our inventory that suits your driving and lifestyle needs. Still deciding between hybrid cars and EVs? Compare them in our guide! Have you already found the vehicle you’d like to secure the keys to? Apply for financing online today!


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