How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Charging

How long does it take to charge an electric car? This is a common question among Elk Grove drivers considering buying an electric vehicle like the Volkswagen ID.4. While gas vehicles can fill up in just a few minutes, charging an EV battery takes more time. However, advancements in charging technology are significantly reducing charge times. Let’s take a look at the factors that determine electric car charging time and how fast various charging methods can juice up your EV’s battery.



Electric Car Charging Times

So, how long does it take to charge an electric car? There are three main types of chargers, and your electric car charging time varies by the method of charging. So how long does it take to charge an electric car if you use a public DC fast charger, as opposed to Level 1 charging at home? Here’s a breakdown of the charging times that Sacramento drivers can expect.

Electric Car Charging Time by Charger Type

  • Level 1 charges on a standard 120V household outlet. This provides about 3-5 miles of range per hour of charging. Full charges can take over 24 hours.
  • Level 2 uses a 240V outlet like those used for electric dryers. These can add 10-20 miles per hour of charging. A full charge takes 4-8 hours.
  • Level 3/DC Fast Chargers operate on 480V or higher and can add 60-200+ miles of range in just 20-30 minutes. However, these are not for daily home charging.

Where You Charge Matters

Consider where you’ll be charging when estimating charge times. Home charging with Level 1 or Level 2 equips you well for the typical commute or for running errands around Roseville. Public DC fast chargers placed along highways provide a quick power boost on road trips. Many new public stations have fast charging up to 350 kW. Home installation of Level 2 charging makes daily charging more convenient.

Check Out the VW ID.4 at Elk Grove Volkswagen

Did you know the 2024 VW ID.4 can charge from 10% to 80% in just 30 to 36 minutes at a public DC rapid charging station? Why not schedule a test drive for this remarkable EV? In the meantime, check out our other automotive research to learn even more. Our dealership is conveniently located near Folsom. So, contact us or drop by to get started today!


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