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How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car?

2021 Toyota Prius driving down city street at night


Many Valdosta drivers have asked us, “How long does it take to charge an electric car?” Electric car charging time varies depending on the make and model, and each vehicle has different plugs and ports. Fortunately, charging adapters provide more options for your drives around Thomasville and don’t leave you dependent upon one charging method. Learn more about electric car charging times here from Valdosta Toyota, and if you’re in the market for a new electric vehicle, reach out to us today.

Electric Car Charging Options

If you want to charge an electric car in Tallahassee, you have several options:

  • Domestic Outlet Home Charging: A conventional three-pronged 110V/120V charging outlet (Level 1 Charging) isn’t the most efficient, but it’s an excellent option to top off some of the battery power you used on your commute home from Albany.
  • Installed Brand-Approved Home Charging: If you want a Level 2 Charging Station, it should be professionally installed. A rapid charger made specifically for your make and model will have faster charging rates than a traditional domestic outlet.
  • Public Charging Stations: Charge your electric vehicle wherever you go around Valdosta in parking lots or parking garages, malls, hotels, and more.

Typical Domestic Charging Electric Car Charging Time

Below is a summary of electric car charging times:

  • Level 1 charging takes 24 hours to several days to get a full charge.
  • Level 2 charging takes several hours, but you can often achieve 60-200 miles of range in only 20-30 minutes. This is why many Albany drivers blend daytime “top-off” charging of Level 2 with an overnight Level 1 charge.

Remember, your electric car charging times will be even faster with a Toyota hybrid vehicle such as a new Prius. Hybrids combine electric battery power on short drives and automatically switch to gasoline power for long trips.

Typical Public Charging Electric Car Charging Time

How long does it take to charge an electric car at a Valdosta public station? Public stations charging times vary significantly because some use 22 kW charging, some provide 43-50 kW rapid charging, and others use 150 kW quick charging. That means your charging time can range from a full charge (0-100%) in only an hour, or it could take four or more hours to charge fully.

How Long Does It Take to Charge a Toyota Prius?

When you use a Level 2 (240V) charging station at home or in public, a Toyota Prius Prime will charge fully in approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes. It’s always a good idea to top up whenever charging is available, even if there is still a charge left on your battery. That way, you will always have a maximum electric range.

Explore Your Electric Vehicles Options at Valdosta Toyota

Now that you know more about electric car charging times and no longer need to ask, “How long does it take to charge an electric car?”, if you’re in the market for a new electric vehicle, contact us at Valdosta Toyota. Our friendly team will show you all of your electric car options, and our finance experts will help you get an affordable price on your favorite model. What are you waiting for? Apply for financing online to get the process started.

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