How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV charging while parked

You have some different options available when it comes to electric car charging times, and your EV’s charging rates will vary based on the charging level you’re utilizing. Other factors include your vehicle’s make and model, the condition of the battery, or any manufacturer-specific requirements or recommendations. 

How long does it take to charge an electric car? There’s a ton of variety when it comes to this answer, but many public charging stations are considered Level 3 Charging stations, meaning you’ll be able to drive your vehicle with a significant charge in under an hour. But there is a good amount of variance when it comes to charging levels.

What are My Electric Car Charging Options?

  1. Domestic Outlet Home Charging (Regular Outlet): A normal grounded (three-prong) 110V/120V charging outlet (Level 1 Charging) is a slower charging rate that usually fully charges your vehicle in around 24 hours.
  2. Installed Brand-Approved Domestic Charging: Level 2 Charging is typically professionally installed in your home by the given car brand you buy from. Level 2 Charging is the sweet spot for electric car charging times, and it’ll take your vehicle only hours to fully charge. It’s not unusual to get an 80% charge in thirty to forty minutes. Just keep in mind that that extra 20% will take a little longer to charge due in part to the diminishing rate of charging speed.
  3. Public Charging Stations: Public charging stations often provide Level 2 Charging, but they’re often even faster with Level 3 Charging options. The best part is that more charging stations are always being added around the country. Our only word of advice is to make sure that you install a charging station in your own home. Doing so gives you a guaranteed place to charge your vehicle.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Charging Rate

When looking at Mitsubishi vehicles, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a quick charge rate of only 38 minutes! You’ll get up to an 80% charge in up to 40 minutes, giving you great peace of mind and easing away any range anxieties associated with EVs. There are plenty of benefits to EVs, and this is just another one of them!

Typical Public Charging Electric Car Charging Times

How long does it take to charge an electric car in public? Many home chargers offer 3.7 kW or 7 kW charging. Public stations offer 22 kW charging, 43-50 kW rapid charging, and 150 kW rapid charging. You could foreseeably get a full charge (0-100%) in an hour or so for many EVs. In other cases, it could take four hours, six hours, or even eleven hours for a full charge. 

Find Your Electric Vehicle Near Pottstown

Want to learn more beyond electric car charging times? Contact Springfield Mitsubishi - Reading online or call us at 610-994-2667 to get all of your questions answered. We’ll even accompany you on your next test drive in a quality SUV choice like the Mitsubishi Outlander. We’re ready to help you find your ideal Mitsubishi vehicle at the best rate available!


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