How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle?

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Charging

When it comes to charging an electric vehicle, there are a lot of options. So, the answer to the question, “How long does it take to charge an electric car,” varies, depending on which charging method you use. And, how long it’ll take to charge an electric vehicle depends on its make and model. There are a variety of different battery packs — each with different charging times. In sum, there’s no definitive answer, because of how much variability there is as far EV charging is concerned.

What are My Electric Car Home Charging Options?

  1. Domestic Outlet Home Charging (Regular Outlet): With a regular 110V/120V household charging outlet, you won’t get “fast charging,” but you can top off the charge you used during the day. Usually, Level 1 charging takes about 24 hours or longer to generate a full charge.
  2. Installed Brand-Approved Domestic Charging: Usually, Level 2 chargers are installed by professional electricians and use 240V+ to generate around 80% of a charge in around 30-40 minutes. These types of chargers are typically made specifically for your car’s brand. It’s not uncommon to for Level 2 chargers to take a little more time to complete that extra 20% of charge.

Typical Public Charging Electric Car Charging Time

Charging on the go is also a possibility. You can find a easy-to-access charging station in the Willow Street, Lancaster, or Millersville areas through a quick online search. Charging stations vary in terms of speed, but typically offer Level 2 charging for those on a tight schedule.

Most home chargers offer 3.7 kW or 7 kW charging. Public stations, on the other hand, offer 22 kW charging, 43-50 kW rapid charging, and 150 kW rapid charging. When you visit a public charging station, you could possibly get a full and complete charge in about an hour. On the other hand, it could take considerably longer, depending on your car.

Find Your Electric Vehicle Near Millersville

At Susquehanna Ford, you can browse a selection of Ford electric vehicles, such as the E-Transit, Mustang Mach-E, or F-150 Lightning. When you find an EV you like, get pre-approved online for a Ford lease or finance plan. Contact us online or call us at 717-478-3151 if you have any more questions about EV charging times for Fords.

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