How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car?

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Have you just bought a new electric vehicle in the Brookings-area? You have a variety of options when it comes to charging your Buick, Chevrolet, GMC EV. Curious as to how long your electric car charging time will take? That all depends on which plugs, ports, and charging adapters you use, as well as which type, make, and model of electric car you drive. 

That’s not even mentioning all the various battery packs that affect EV charging time. There are simply too many factors to consider for a universal answer. However, the experts at Brookings Auto Mall have still broken down the three main types of EV charging for your convenience. Find out how long it takes to charge an electric car on each charging type below! If you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to reach out to us online!



Your 3 Main Electric Car Charging Times & Options

  1. Domestic Outlet Home Charging (Regular Outlet): A three-prong 110V/120V charging outlet (Level 1 Charging) doesn’t offer a rapid EV charging time, but it’s a good option for topping off some of the charges you used commuting to work that day. How long does it take to charge an electric car at Level 1? Usually around 24 hours or more for a full charge. In other words, expect it to take days, not hours, to charge with this method.
  2. Installed Brand-Approved Domestic Charging: Level 2 Charging usually requires professional installation. Level 2 charging uses rapid chargers, most often made for your brand of car, and will have significantly faster-charging rates than using a regular grounded household outlet. It’s not unheard of to obtain an 80% charge in half an hour or forty minutes with a Level 2 charging method, but that extra 20% will take longer as there’s a diminishing rate of charging speed as well.
  3. Public Charging: You can charge at Sioux Falls parking garages, malls, hotels, and even apartment buildings. You’ll often find charging stations at big-name national stores like Walmart and Walgreens, and more charging stations are being added every day across the Watertown-area. These charging stations vary in type and speed, but often provide Level 2 charging speeds for greater convenience. Some public chargers even offer emissions-free renewable energy charging with solar panels or wind turbines!

Shop for Electric Vehicles at Brookings Auto Mall Today!

So, how long does it take to charge an electric car exactly? As mentioned before, that all depends on which EV vehicle you choose to finance! If you’re ready to begin the purchasing process on one of the electric models from our inventory, your next best move is to fill out our online secure auto loan application today! 


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