How long does it take to charge an EV?

The time it takes to charge an electric vehicle (EV) can vary depending on a few factors, such as the size of the battery, the charging rate of the charger, and the current state of charge of the battery.

For example, a typical Level 2 charging station (240 volts) can charge an EV with a 60 kWh battery in about 8 to 10 hours, providing around 20-30 miles of range per hour of charging. However, some Level 2 chargers can provide a faster charging rate, reducing the charging time.

On the other hand, DC fast charging stations can provide much faster charging times, but they are not as widely available as Level 2 chargers also are very expensive. A DC fast charger can charge an EV with an 80% battery capacity in as little as 20-40 minutes, providing up to 80-100 miles of range per hour of charging.

It’s important to note that charging times can also vary depending on the specific make and model of the EV, as well as the state of the battery’s health and age.