How long does it take to charge an electric car?

While gasoline vehicles all “fill up” at about the same speed, different kinds of chargers will charge your EV at different speeds. Level 1 chargers plug into a 110-volt household outlet and really should only be used for plug-in hybrids. They will only add about 3 to 5 miles per hour of charging, making them inconvenient for electric cars. Most EV owners will charge using a Level 2 charger at home or work. Running on a 220-volt outlet, a Level 2 charger can deliver between 12 and 80 miles of charge per hour – meaning you can generally get a full charge overnight. Level 3 chargers, or DC fast chargers, are used to get a rapid charge when you’re taking a trip. They can deliver a charge rate of 3 to 20 miles per minute or more, and can fill most EVs in less than an hour.