How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle?

2023 Nissan Ariya charging

Wondering how long it’ll take to charge up your new EV? Electric car charging time depends on a number of factors, so there’s really no one-size-fits-all answer. For one, electric vehicle battery packs vary in size and in terms of charging speed. Moreover, there are different types of public and private chargers that charge at different rates. The home charging stations that most EV owners choose to install can provide a full charge in seven to 10 hours.

In other words, you won’t have to do much charging while out driving in Dillon if you fully charge your EV overnight! In the guide below, we’ll go over the basics of electric car charging times and answer commonly asked questions about powering up an electric vehicle.

Electric Car Charging Options in Darlington

  • Level 1 Charging: Domestic 110V/120V Outlet

Your new Nissan LEAF or ARIYA comes with a Level 1 charger, which most drivers use as a backup. Level 1 chargers provide an estimated four miles of range per charging hour.

  • Installed Brand-Approved Level 2 Domestic Charging

We strongly recommend hiring an electrician to install a Level 2 (240V+) charger in your home since they offer a much faster electric car charging time than Level 1 chargers. Level 2 chargers provide an estimated 24 miles of range per charging hour.

  • Level 2 Public Charging

You’ve probably seen Level 2 public charging stations in parking lots at grocery stores, at gas stations, and in other places around Sumter. These offer similar charging speeds as Level 2 home chargers, although they can sometimes be slightly faster.

  • Level 3 Rapid Charging

The fastest method is Level 3; the electric car charging time here is a fraction of Level 2. However, rapid chargers cannot be installed at home and are usually only located along highways and freeways. Level 3 chargers provide up to 60 to 100 miles of range per twenty minutes of charging.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Car Charging Time

How long does it take to charge an electric car that must be plugged in, but doesn’t run on electricity alone? That’s known as a plug-in hybrid or PHEV, an electrified vehicle with a battery and an engine. A PHEV battery is smaller than the battery in a fully electric car, so it doesn’t take as long to charge. Most PHEVs have an electric car charging time of 1 to 4 hours.

Shop for a New Nissan Electric Vehicle Near Florence

If you plan to trade in your gas car for a new Nissan electric vehicle, we’re here to help! Check out our electric vehicle FAQ and LEAF vs. ARIYA comparison for more info, and please give us a call at 833-596-7328 if there’s anything else you need to know before you buy.


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