How long does it take to charge an electric car?
Of course, it’s easy to understand that different EV companies will have different models, styles, body shapes, and battery capacities that affect your charging speed. But what about the chargers themselves?
For Level 1 chargers, you’re looking at anywhere between 3-6 miles of range per hour. Though it’s the slowest option, that’s still 50 miles of added range for 8 hours of charging, and enough for most commutes.
And remember you don’t need any special installations to use a Level 1 charger. Just plug it into a NEMA 5-15 outlet and you’re good to go!
If you’re someone who takes a shorter commute and has easy access to charging, Level 1 chargers, like the Lectron Level 1 charger, are enough to get you through the day.
Level 2 chargers can handle up to 240V, giving you twice the power of Level 1. You can fill-up an average EV battery in just 4-6 hours.
Some stationary Level 2 chargers can give you even more juice, like the Lectron V-BOX, which comes in a 48A and 40A version, and adds up to 46 miles of range per hour.
With Level 3 DC charging, you can get as much as 20 miles of range per minute, and take your EV battery to 80% within 10-40 minutes.
Lectron is Leading the Charge
Lectron is on a mission to make electric vehicle charging fast, easy and affordable for all EV drivers. We offer a wide selection of convenient and easy-to-use EV charging stations, chargers and adapters. Lectron is pioneering ways of eliminating range anxiety and compatibility issues for both Tesla and J1772 EV drivers by making it easier and more reliable than ever to charge EVs at home and on the road.