How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle?

 
There are many benefits to owning an electric vehicle like the new Mustang Mach-E or F-150 Lightning, but one thing that many Winnipeg-area drivers ask is, "How long does it take to charge an electric car?" Your electric car charging time will vary depending on the make and model of your EV, as there are different battery packs and other variables in play. In this guide from Capital Ford Winnipeg, we'll fill you in on your home charging, rapid home charging, and public charging options to help you determine what your electric car charging time will be.


What are My Electric Car Charging Options?
Most Selkirk-area EV drivers tend to alternate between daytime "top-off" charging at public charging stations and overnight charging at home. Check out the electric car charging times at home and at public charging stations below:

  1. Home Charging (Level 1 Charging - Regular Outlet): The standard, grounded, three-prong 110V/120V charging outlet doesn't offer a fast charging speed, but it's a convenient option for topping off some of the charges you used during your daily drives. Level 1 charging usually takes about 24 hours or more for a full charge.
  2. Installed Brand-Approved Home Charging (Level 2 Charging): Level 2 charging typically requires a rapid 240V+ charger that is most often made for your brand of car. These will need to be professionally installed and will have a significantly faster-charging rate than a regular grounded household outlet. DC fast chargers (as opposed to AC ones) are also common. You can expect an 80% charge in half an hour or forty minutes with this type of charging method, but that extra 20% will take longer as there's a diminishing rate of charging speed as well.
  3. Public Charging: Winnipeg-area public charging stations, can be found in parking garages, malls, hotels, and even apartment buildings, and more public charging stations are being added every day. Public charging stations vary in type and speed, but will typically offer Level 2 charging speeds. Some public chargers even offer emissions-free renewable energy charging with solar panels or wind turbines.

Learn More About EV Charging at Capital Ford Winnipeg
How long does it take to charge an electric car? As you can see from the details above, there is a wide variance in electric car charging times depending on the charging level and type of charger you use. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates will be happy to fill you in on electric car charging times, available home chargers, and more. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.