How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

Porsche Taycan at a charging station

 

Have you been thinking about getting an electric vehicle for your Mechanicsburg commute? Then you’ve probably been doing your research into things like electric car charging time. How long does it take to charge an electric car, like the Porsche Taycan? The average charge time for an electric car can take around half an hour for a mostly full charge to over 24 hours, depending on which method you use. We talk about those different charging methods and how they impact the charge time for electric cars below.

How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car at a Public Charger?

You’re a busy person. Like most drivers, you don’t have all day to spend charging an electric car. Fortunately, you don’t have to, thanks to the proliferation of Fast DC public chargers. Here’s a break out of the charge time for electric cars using this method:

Fast DC Charging

  • Less than 50 KW per hour
  • Average charge time for an electric car – up to 80% charge in 36 minutes

Basic Public AC Charging (240V)

  • Up to 7.4 KW per hour
  • Average charge time for an electric car – 20% per hour

How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car at Home?

Charge times for electric cars at home can vary, based on the equipment you have. Level 1 involves plugging your car into a 120V grounded outlet in your garage. Level 2 involves the purchase and professional installation of a 240V charger, but this method can be ten times as fast as Level 1.

Level 1 Home AC Charging (120V)

  • Less than 2 KW per hour
  • Average charge time for an electric car – 2% per hour

Level 2 Home AC Charging (240V)

  • Up to 7.4 KW per hour
  • Average charge time for an electric car – 20% per hour

Check Out the new Porsche Taycan at Porsche Mechanicsburg

Why not come by and take the new Porsche Taycan for a test drive? We make it easy to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle, whether you intend to lease or buy. While you’re here, be sure to check out our new vehicle specials. We’re just a short drive away from . So drop by or contact us today!

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