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Published date: October 21, 2022

How long does it take to charge my EV at home?

How long does it take to charge my EV at home?

The typical charging time for a Level 2 EV charger is around 3-6 hours to reach 80+% of your battery. However, there are a number of factors that are important to know how long exactly it will take to charge your car.

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What affects the charging time of my car at home?

The most important factor is the charger. If you use a Level 1 charger that comes with your car, it can take you up to 36 hours or more to charge your car. Level 2 charger is much more powerful and can charge your car 5-7 times faster.

Secondly, it’s your car. Different EVs can accept different power. The popular Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y among the other most popular Tesla models can accept 11kW of power, whereas the Nissan Leaf can accept 6.6kW.

Why should I charge my car to 80%?

If you decided to get an electric car and started to read about EV charging, you should have come across an instruction to avoid charging your EV above 80%. Do you wonder why? Battery hygiene.

Typical EV batteries have a limited number of cycles. If you keep discharging your battery to 0 and then charging it up to 100%, it can affect the health of the battery and reduce the range of the vehicle.

Therefore, the rule of thumb is always to keep your battery between 20% and 80% (or 10% to 90%).

How much faster is Level 2 charging for my electric car?

If you want to learn how much time you can save by installing a Level 2 charger at your home, please use our custom-built EV range calculator. Select your electric vehicle make and model, how much you pay for electricity, and switch it between Level 1 and Level 2. The calculator also shows your car's range after you charge it to 80%.

You can access the calculator here.

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