How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car?

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Drivers looking for a new, environmentally-friendly vehicle in have several great options at Sam Leman Automotive Group. If you are interested in an electric vehicle, you may be wondering, “How long does it take to charge an electric car?” Fortunately, thanks to innovations in automotive technology, charging an electric vehicle is quick. You can use different plugs and ports, and won’t be tied to one charging method. Sam Leman Automotive Group is here to share the basics of electric car charging time and discuss a few of our favorite eco-conscious models.

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 quite convenient for topping off some of the charge that drained while running errands in .
  2. Installed Brand-Approved Home Charging: Level 2 Charging is normally installed by a professional. You may also be able to opt for rapid chargers if you want your vehicle to charge more quickly than it could with a domestic outlet.
  3. Public Charging: Not only can you charge your vehicle right from the comfort of your home, but you can also charge on-the-go. Throughout , you will find EV charging locations at parking garages, malls, hotels, and even apartment buildings. Many big-name national stores like Walgreens and Kohls also feature charging stations.

What Are Some Popular Electric Car Charging Times?

Chevrolet Bolt EV: 238-mile range

  • Home Charging: Get 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.

BMW i3: 153-mile range (200 with range extender)

  • Home Charging: With the BMW i Wallbox, you can achieve an 80% charge in approximately 5 hours.
  • Public Charging: Receive up to 80% of range with 40 minutes of public charging.

Hybrid Options

If you are concerned about electric car charging times, don’t worry! At Sam Leman Automotive Group, we still have several hybrid options available for an efficient drive around Bloomington, Morton, Peoria. Options like the Toyota Corolla Hybrid and the Ford Fusion Hybrid have become quite popular among drivers. We also have many gasoline-powered options that earn outstanding fuel economy estimates from the EPA. Driving a fuel-efficient vehicle has never been easier.

Find Your Electric Vehicle Near

If you have any questions about our electric vehicle or hybrid options, you can always contact us at any time for more information. We look forward to helping you find the eco-friendly car of your dreams.

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