How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle?

Electric Car Charging

One of the main concerns drivers have about electric vehicles is how long it takes to charge them. However, thanks to advancements in automotive technology, owning an electric vehicle is much more convenient than you may think. And as their popularity grows, more and more charging stations are popping up all over the U.S. Learn more about charging times and options, and if you have additional questions about charging or our selection of electric vehicles, do not hesitate to ask!


What are My Electric Car Charging Options?

  1. Domestic Outlet Home Charging: A normal three-pronged 110V/120V charging outlet (Level 1 Charging) doesn’t have fast charging speed but it is ideal if you simply want to restore the vehicle’s charge after commuting back and forth to the office or running errands nearby.
  2. Installed Brand-Approved Home Charging: Level 2 Charging is typically professionally-installed. You can expect faster-charging rates than what is provided by a domestic outlet.
  3. Public Charging: You can charge on-the-go in many convenient locations such as parking garages, malls, hotels, and even apartment buildings. You’ll often find charging stations at big-name national stores like Walgreens and Kohls as well. As more and more people are choosing these eco-friendly vehicles, expect to see many more charging stations in the future.

What Are Some Popular Electric Car Charging Times?

Nissan LEAF: 150-mile range

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

Hyundai Kona Electric: 258-mile range

  • Home Charging: If you have a 220/240V outlet for your home charging station you can expect a complete charge in 9 hours and 35 minutes.
  • Public Charging: At charging stations, DC fast chargers can charge the vehicle to 80% in approximately 54 minutes.

Hyundai IONIQ Electric: 170-mile range

  • Home Charging: For 220V/240V outlet home charging, you can expect a 100% charge in 6 hours and 5 minutes.
  • Public Charging: For public charging stations with DC fast chargers, the vehicle can receive an 80% charge in 54 minutes.

Kia Niro EV: 239-mile range

  • Home Charging: With a 7.2 kWh charger, it takes about 9 and a half hours to fully charge.
  • Public Charging: With DC fast-charge, you can expect an 80% charge in about 75 minutes.

Volkswagen e-Golf: 125-mile range

  • Home Charging: With the 7.2-kW charger connected to a 240-volt power source, you can expect the e-Golf to charge in less than 6 hours.
  • Public Charging: For DC fast-charge locations, an 80% charge is possible in under an hour.

Explore an Electric Vehicle at Suntrup Automotive Group

If you are interested in an eco-friendly vehicle, be sure to take a look at the electric options available at Suntrup Automotive Group. If you would like to know more about the advantages of an electric vehicle, we would be glad to discuss the topic further. Contact us today. You can also take a look at our new vehicle specials.


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