How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

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How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle? If you are in Coto De Caza or Laguna Beach thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle, the variety of electric vehicle charging times will affect your decision on which model to choose. There is a variety of charging plugs and ports, with a selection of adapters to allow you to adapt to different charging needs. Explore the electric car charging time guide below, then learn more about EV tax rebates and browse our inventory of electric vehicles for sale in Mission Viejo!


How long does it take an electric car to charge at home? Are you out at a Mission Viejo restaurant and wondering how long to charge your electric car at the parking garage?

  1. Domestic Outlet Home Charging: Your typical 110V/120V charging outlet that you can plug any electrical appliance into can also charge your electric vehicle. This is called Level 1 Charging and it’s good for replacing the charge you used commuting to work that day, but it will take a long time to go from 0-100% charge.
  2. Installed Brand-Approved Home Charging: This charging unit is professionally installed and specifically designed for electric vehicle charging. Called Level 2 Charging, these outlets will have faster charging rates than a normal outlet.
  3. Public Charging: Public parking lots and places like parking garages, malls, hotels, and even apartment buildings may have charging stations for your electric car. If you are shopping at popular stores like Walgreens and Kohls, you may also see charging stations.


How long does an electric car take to charge if it’s a compact electric vehicle? How long do electric cars take to charge if they are high-performance? What are the I-PACE charging times compared to other luxury EVs? It depends on which electric vehicle you choose, so we’ve compared several popular electric cars’ charging times to help San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano drivers decide which model is right for them.

Jaguar I-PACE: 234-mile range

  • Home Charging: In a domestic outlet one you might find in your garage, you can get 30 miles of charge in 12 hours. With a Jaguar-approved charging unit, get 0-80% charge in 10 hours, and 0-100% charge in a little over 12 hours.
  • Public Charging: 50kW DC fast-charging stations provide 0-80% in 85 minutes, and 100kW DC fast-charging stations provide 0-80% in 45 minutes.

Tesla Model 3: 310-mile range

  • Home Charging: Get about 36 miles of charge in 12 hours with a domestic outlet, or 0-100% charge in about 9.5 hours with the Tesla Wall Connector.
  • Public Charging: At a rate of 25 miles for every hour of charge, DC fast chargers provide 0-80% charge in about 10 hours.

Chevrolet Bolt EV: 238-mile range

  • Home Charging: Get about 48 miles of charge in 12 hours with a domestic outlet, and 0-100% charge in about 9.5 hours with the available 240V 32-amp charger.
  • Public Charging: Get 90 miles of charge in about 30 minutes with DC fast charging (or 0-80% in a little over 2 hours.

Nissan LEAF: 150-mile range

  • Home Charging: Get 0-100% charge in 7.5 hours with a Nissan home charger, or use Nissan LEAF Trickle Charging if you only have access to a domestic outlet.
  • Public Charging: Get 90 miles charge in about 30 minutes with a normal public charging port, or use the Nissan Quick Charge port to get 0-80% charge in about 40 minutes.


Learn more about electric car charging costs, and explore your electric vehicle options in more detail by checking out Jaguar I-PACE price and features. If you have any more questions about electric car charging times or electric vehicles in general in Irvine, contact Jaguar Mission Viejo!


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