EV Charging Speeds

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Three Speed Options

Level 3
80% charge in 20- 30 minutes

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Direct current fast charging (DCFC) equipment is currently the fastest charging option, enabling rapid charging at charging stations along:

  • Heavy-traffic corridors

  • High-density retail

  • Hospitality 

  • Airports & transportation hubs

DCFC equipment can charge a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) to 80% charge in as little as 20 – 30 minutes.

Level 2
100% charge in 4-10 hours

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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 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.

Level 1
100% charge in 40-50 hours

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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.