How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle?

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Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, so we understand that you’re likely interested in upgrading to one for your Cerritos commute. With that being said, we understand that some Long Beach drivers may have reservations about upgrading to an EV because they’re worried about the electric car charging times. Luckily, electric vehicle charging times have come a long way and technology continues to get better and better.



So, how long does it take to charge an electric car? Many new EVs can take less than an hour to get a full to near-full charge on a DC fast charger. Of course, the specifics of EV charging times can vary depending on the specific model and charger you’re using. But, most EV chargers can provide plenty of driving range for your Long Beach drives in a short amount of charging time. Discover more about EV charging times today with Lexus of Cerritos, then be sure to check out our inventory of pre-owned EVs.

Average Charging Times & EV Chargers

When you’re researching, “How long does it take to charge an electric car?” you’ll find that there are three main levels of charging. Each level has its own advantages and disadvantages so you’ll want to look into them to find out which charging level is right for your Torrance lifestyle. Of course, charging times can vary depending on the specific charger and vehicle you’re using, so keep that in mind during your search. Let’s take a look at some typical charging times you can expect with the different EV chargers:

Level 1

Level 1 chargers often use a normal 120V household grounded outlet. Level 1 charging isn’t the quickest way to charge your vehicle but its ease of use and versatility make it a popular choice for many EV owners. If you plan on using a Level 1 charger to charge your electric vehicle, expect an electric car charging time of around 24 hours or more to fully charge your EV.

Level 2

Level 2 chargers usually utilize a 240V charging method and will typically need to be installed by a professional if you want one in your own Cerritos home. Level 2 chargers are much faster than Level 1 chargers—fast enough to be used in some public charging stations. Oftentimes, Level 2 chargers can charge EVs up to an 80% charge in half an hour to 40 minutes.

DC Fast Charger

DC fast chargers are undoubtedly the quickest way to charge your electric vehicle. However, DC fast chargers are typically only available at public charging stations because of the immense amount of power that they use to quickly charge your EV. Some DC fast chargers can charge specific EV models in an hour or less.

EV Chargers In the Cerritos Area

The Cerritos area offers great flexibility when it comes to EV chargers. There are several Level 2 public chargers available, plus some DC fast chargers, to help you charge your electric vehicle around town. If you’re near our dealership, you can find chargers at some of the following locations:

  • Los Cerritos Center (Level 2): 500 Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos, CA 90701
  • Los Cerritos Center (DC Fast Charger): 200 Los Cerritos Mall, Cerritos, CA 90703
  • City of Cerritos (Level 2): 18125 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703
  • Lakewood Center Mall (DC Gast Charger): 500 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood, CA 90712
  • And more!

Learn All About EVs With Lexus of Cerritos!

If you’re ready to make the switch to an EV, head to Lexus of Cerritos today and our experts will be happy to help. Otherwise, check out our comparison of hybrid vs. plug-in hybrid vehicles if you don’t think you’re quite ready to make the switch, or learn more about electric car service from our website. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions or concerns!


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