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How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

2022 Volkswagen ID.4 driving
Countryside drivers often ask us at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside how long it takes to charge an electric car. You have a few options regarding electric car charging methods in Chicago. Each charging time has different plugs and ports, but adapters are available. So, how long does it take to charge an electric car? It depends on the type of charging. Learn more about electric car charging times below, and then visit The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside’s research hub to check out the new electric Volkswagen ID.4!

 

 

Electric Car Charging Times

These are the different charging methods and the amount of time it takes to charge:

  1. Domestic Outlet Home Charging (Regular Outlet): You can charge your EV using a standard grounded (three-prong) 120V charging outlet (Level 1 Charging). It won’t offer a fast charging speed, but it’s good for topping off some of the juice you used on your LaGrange commute. Level 1 charging usually takes around 83 hours to reach a full charge.
  2. Installed Brand-Approved Domestic Charging: Level 2 Charging requires professional installation and is brand specific. Typically they use rapid (240V+) chargers and provide significantly faster-charging rates than Level 1. DC fast chargers (instead of AC) are also common. With this type of charging method, it usually takes around 7.5-11.5 hours to reach a full charge.
  3. Public Charging: Charge anywhere around Naperville and beyond in parking garages, shopping malls, big-box stores, and even some apartment buildings and hotels. More charging stations are being added each day across the country. Public charging stations vary in charging types but are highly convenient. Many provide Level 2 charging. Some even offer earth-friendly renewable energy charging with wind or solar.

How do electric car charging times differ from a plug-in hybrid? In a hybrid, your charging time will likely be much faster, between 1-4 hours to fully charge. Plug-in hybrid vehicles do not rely solely on electricity as an energy source! Instead, they use electric range for a small amount of driving time and switch to gasoline power when necessary, and many models are self-charging. The Volkswagen ID.4 range is about 250 miles, so most of the time you don’t need to be concerned.

Public Charging Electric Car Charging Time

Most at-home chargers provide 3.7 kW or 7 kW charging, while public stations provide 22 kW charging, 43-50 kW rapid charging, or 125 kW rapid charging. That means you could get a complete charge (0-100%) in about an hour, but sometimes it could take up to four hours or more.

Find Your new Electric Vehicle at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside Today

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of a new electric vehicle or hybrid? Our team would love to introduce you to the ID.4 configurations and help you choose your favorite. Feel free to browse our new vehicle inventory and apply for financing online. Why not stop spending all that money on gas and do something positive for your family and the environment? Reach out to us now!

Disclaimer:
* Level 2 wallbox charger not included with vehicle purchase and may require extra installation and wiring costs.
** Hardwired chargers do not require an outlet. Consult a licensed and qualified electrician for more information. Proper installation required. Professional installation may be recommended.
1.ID.4 equipped with fast charging capability maximum rate of 125kW. Based on charging at a 125kW or higher charger. Charging times will vary and depend on a variety of factors, including ambient temperature,
charger type, battery condition and initial state of charge, vehicle condition and others. Frequent and consecutive fast charging can permanently decrease battery capacity.
2.Available on MY21 ID.4 vehicles. 3 years of unlimited charging begins upon vehicle purchase. Non-transferable. Not available for commercial use, such as ridesharing. Requires Electrify America account, app,
enrollment in ID.4 Charging Plan, and acceptance of Terms of Use. After user-initiated charge session stop or vehicle reaches full charge, and 10-min grace period, Idle Fees will apply and user is responsible. In the
event of suspected fraud or abuse or other unforeseen events, Volkswagen of America may discontinue or modify the offer in its sole discretion.
3. Based on an 11kW Level 2 charger for 7.5 hours, and a 7.2kW Level 2 charger for 11.5 hours. Charging times will vary and depend on a variety of factors, including ambient temperature, charger type, battery
condition and initial state of charge, vehicle condition and others.
4.Actual charge time will vary and depends on several factors including battery age and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See dealer or owner’s literature for details.

 

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