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How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car?

Man plugging in Chevrolet Bolt EV


Looking for a way to spend less money fueling up at Sarasota gas stations? Electric vehicles are a great solution, but you may be wondering, “how long does it take to charge an electric car?” The answer depends on your charging method. There are several charging options available with different plugs and ports, as well as charging adapters. Learn more about electric car charging times and options with Cox Chevrolet before you get behind the wheel!

What Are My Electric Car Charging Options?

  1. Domestic Outlet Home Charging: Your most basic option is an everyday three-pronged 110V/120V charging outlet (Level 1 Charging). This option takes a while to reach a full charge, so it’s not an ideal long-term solution, but it’s good for topping off each night to prepare for your daily commute.
  2. Installed Brand-Approved Home Charging: To reach Level 2 Charging, you’ll typically need to go with a professionally-installed, brand-approved option. When you make the upgrade, you can expect a much faster charge time than with a domestic outlet.
  3. Public Charging: With electric vehicles gaining popularity on Tampa streets, public charging stations are on the rise, too. When you’re on the go, you can stop off at parking garages, hotels, malls, and even apartment buildings to top off your charge. Many big-name national stores are also participating now, like Walgreens and Kohls, and more charging stations are being installed across the country every day.

 

Chevrolet Bolt EV Charging

What Is the Charging Time of the Chevrolet Bolt?

Cox Chevrolet is proud to carry the Chevrolet Bolt for Palmetto shoppers who are interested in going electric. Details on this Chevy electric car charging time are as follows:

Chevrolet Bolt EV: 238-mile range

  • Home Charging: When charging at home, you can get about 48 miles worth of charge in 12 hours using a domestic outlet, and a 0 – 100 percent charge in about 9.5 hours using the available 240V 32-amp charger.
  • Public Charging: Pull up to a public charger to get about 90 miles of charge in just 30 minutes with DC fast charging, or go from 0 to 80 percent in a little over two hours if you have the time to wait.

Explore the Chevy Bolt EV at Cox Chevrolet!

Ready to upgrade your Brandon commutes with a Chevy Bolt EV from Cox Chevrolet? Not only will you enjoy significant fuel savings, but you’ll also be more environmentally-friendly. Contact us when you’re ready to schedule a test drive, and be sure to browse our lease and finance offers to get a great price on your new electric vehicle and compare the Chevy Bolt vs. Nissan LEAF to continue your electric vehicle research.

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