How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle?

An electric car battery is a series of smaller batteries.

When it comes to electric car charging times, your choice of charging solution influences the answer to the question, “How long does it take to charge an electric car?” Chicago drivers have three different options to choose from, and Advantage Toyota of River Oaks is going to tell you about them all. Come to Calumet City to take a look around our electric vehicle selection, then apply for financing to get pre-approved for an auto loan.

Electric Car Charging Options in Chicago 

Level 1 Charging: Domestic 110V/120V Outlet

You will have a Level 1 charger included with your EV. Most drivers keep this in their vehicle as a backup because it’s not very convenient as a daily charging method. Level 1 chargers provide an estimated four miles of range per charging hour.

Installed Brand-Approved Level 2 Domestic Charging

Level 2 (240V) chargers need a professional installation, but they can fully charge your vehicle overnight. How long does it take to charge an electric car this way? Level 2 chargers provide an estimated 24 miles of range per charging hour.

Level 2 Public Charging

Level 2 public charging stations are growing in popularity around South Holland and Dolton. They provide similar electric car charging times to Level 2 home chargers. You will often find them at major retailers as well as hotels and parking garages.

Level 3 Rapid Charging

How long does it take to charge an electric car the quickest way? Level 3, or DC Fast Charging, is the fastest electric car charging solution. You’ll only find them along major highways and you can’t install one at home. Level 3 chargers provide up to 100 miles of range per twenty minutes of charging. 

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Car Charging Time

Do you drive a plug-in hybrid? You will have a significantly shorter charging time. Chances are, your plug-in hybrid car will take one to four hours to fully charge. This is because a PHEV has a smaller battery which primarily serves to enhance the efficiency of the gasoline engine.

Your Electric Vehicle Awaits at Advantage Toyota of River Oaks

Our team is ready to put the perfect electric vehicle in your driveway. Ready to get started? Our team would be more than happy to help you in Calumet City. Check out our new vehicle specials to see if the electric vehicle for you is among our deals. You can also explore our customer testimonials to see what local drivers are saying about us.

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