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How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

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Are you considering going electric like so many other Hanover drivers? That can be a smart choice. So, how long does it take to charge an electric car like the Volkswagen ID.4? The typical electric car charging time can range from around half an hour to over 24 hours depending on the charging method you use. We’ll talk about those different charging methods in detail, below.

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How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car at a Public Charging Station?

More and more public chargers are popping up around the Braintree area. The good news is that the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 will come with 3 years of 30-minute charging sessions from the date of vehicle purchase at Electrify America DC Fast Charging Stations at no additional cost.⁠ How long does it take to charge an electric car using this method? See below:

Public Electric Car Charging Times

  • Fast DC Charging – Less than 50 KW per hour (Up to 80% charge in 36 minutes)
  • Basic Public AC Charging (240V) – Up to 7.4 KW per hour (20% per hour)

How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car at Home?

There are two levels of home charging. Level 1 involves plugging your car into a 120V grounded outlet in your garage. Level 2 involves the purchase and professional installation of a 240V charger, but this method can be ten times as fast as Level 1. Compare the typical Level 1 and Level 2 electric car charging time below:

Home Electric Car Charging Times

  • Level 1 Home AC Charging (120V) – Less than 2 KW per hour (2% per hour)
  • Level 2 Home AC Charging (240V) – Up to 7.4 KW per hour (20% per hour)

Reserve Your Volkswagen ID.4 at Silko Volkswagen of Brockton

Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of driving a quality electric vehicle? You can reserve the Volkswagen ID.4 EV right now. If you have a more immediate need for a new car, check out our new vehicle specials. We’re just a short drive away from Norwood, so drop by or contact us today!

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