There are quite a few methods for charging a newly purchased electric car. Providence drivers may find that there are a variety of plugs, ports, and adapters to choose from, so you won’t be limited to one method. So, how long does it take to charge an electric car? Well, that varies on the charging method you choose and the type, make, and model of electric vehicle you own.
There are different battery systems in many electric vehicles, and they are only getting more advanced, holding more power in less space. This variability means that there is not one short and simple answer to the question. There are, however, three predominant types of charging systems, and whichever you choose will affect your charging rates. Keep reading below to find out more or contact us at BMW of Warwick to learn more.
Whether you choose Level 1 or Level 2 charging, you will get a different charging time. Read below to learn more, and hopefully answer the question “How long does it take to charge an electric car?”:
If you are currently driving or have had a plug-in hybrid vehicle, you may find the charging times are much less than what’s described here. Usually, a plug-in hybrid will take 1-4 hours to fully charge, and this is because they don’t run on electricity as a sole energy source. Typically, you will find that they run on electric power completely but only for short stints and at certain speeds, then they switch to the gas-powered engine.
Home charging can provide you 3.7 kW or 7kW charging, and public stations can provide 22 kW, 43-50 kW, and 150 kW rapid charging. For some vehicles, you could charge to 100% in just about an hour, while others may take 4 to 11 hours.
BMW currently has an electric BMW i3 with the upcoming i4 and iX models soon to be released. To give you an idea of how efficient these vehicles are, here are their approximate charging times:
When you are ready to explore electric vehicles in person, come visit us at BMW of Warwick. We don’t sacrifice power or luxury when it comes to our electric vehicles. You can explore our inventory online and apply for financing before you come visit us. We are happy to get you behind the wheel as fast as possible, and if you have any more questions about electric car charging time, we are here to help!
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