How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car?

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Electric cars are becoming more popular on Pomona streets and beyond. Because of this, you may be wondering, “How long does it take to charge an electric car?” It depends on the brand, battery, and type of charger. Fortunately, charging times are continuously improving, and EV drivers in Chino have more options than ever before! Learn more about electric car charging times here, and if you want to take the next steps to EV ownership, contact us at Pomona Kia today!



Electric Car Charging Times and Options

The best way to know more about electric car charging times and options is to ask about the specific make and model. For example, talk to our friendly sales team about the 2022 Kia Niro charging time and range. Still, most EVs offer three options for your Covina lifestyle.

  1. Domestic Outlet Home Charging: Level 1 chargers are the slowest, but they use a standard grounded (three-prong) 110V/120V charging outlet. It’s a good option for topping off your battery, but it normally takes around 24 hours or more to reach a full charge. 
  2. Installed Brand-Approved Domestic Charging: Level 2 home charging stations require professional installation. They typically use 240V+ chargers and are brand specific. Level 2 chargers are faster than Level 1 and average about 4 to 6 hours to charge an EV battery completely. You can also find Level 2 charging while driving around Ontario at parking garages, shopping malls, and big-box stores.
  3. Public Charging: Sometimes, you can get up to 80% of a full charge in only thirty to forty minutes with a Level 3 public charging station. These chargers are harder to find, are more expensive, and can’t be installed in your home.

Domestic Electric Car Charging Time

How long does it take to charge an electric car at home? Home electric car charging times depend on whether it’s a Level 1 or Level 2 charger. To summarize, these are the electric car charging times for domestic chargers:

  • Level 1: Takes 24 hours or more to fully charge your EV.
  • Level 2: Takes four to six hours to get a full charge. You can typically get between 60 and 200 miles range for your Ontario drives in about 30 minutes. Most people like to blend daytime “top-off” charging with overnight charging.

Electric car charging times don’t matter as much if you drive a hybrid vehicle, such as the Kia Sorento Hybrid. That’s because hybrid vehicles don’t depend solely on electricity! Hybrid vehicles switch to gasoline power when needed and usually charge themselves.

Explore Electric Vehicles and Hybrids at Pomona Kia

Now that you understand how long it takes to charge an electric vehicle, why not head to Pomona Kia to test drive a Kia EV or hybrid? Our helpful team will show you our EV models, and our finance specialists will explain your financing and leasing options. Let’s get you into the Kia of your dreams at a payment you can afford today! What are you waiting for? Reach out to us now!


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