EV Charging Speeds
Three Speed Options
80% charge in 20- 30 minutes
Direct current fast charging (DCFC) equipment is currently the fastest charging option, enabling rapid charging at charging stations along:
Airports & transportation hubs
DCFC equipment can charge a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) to 80% charge in as little as 20 – 30 minutes.
100% charge in 4-10 hours
Level 2 equipment offers charging through 240 V. Most homes have 240 V service available and, because Level 2 equipment can charge a typical EV battery overnight, EV owners commonly install it for home charging.
Level 2 is currently the common charging option available for public use at workplaces, hotels, shopping malls, gas stations, etc.
Level 2 chargers can charge a BEV from empty in 4-10 hours and a PHEV from empty in 1-2 hours.
100% charge in 40-50 hours
Level 1 equipment is the slowest charging option—requiring 40 to 50 hours to charge a battery electric vehicle (BEV) from empty, and 5-6 hours to charge a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).
Charging is provided through a 120-volt AC plug. Eight hours of charging at 120 V can replenish about 40 miles of electric range for a mid-size EV.