Subaru is launching an all-new fleet of fully-electric vehicles, starting with the 2023 Subaru Solterra compact SUV! If you’re interested in buying a Subaru electric vehicle but have never owned one before, you probably have a few questions. For one thing, how long does it take to charge an electric car? EVs run on large batteries that need to be regularly recharged by plugging your car into a wall charger, either at home or at a public charging station.
There’s no one answer to the question of an EV charging time because every EV has a different-sized battery, and charging times vary between make and model. However, there are some general conclusions we can draw by examining the different methods of charging. The service team at Serra Subaru of Traverse City has outlined everything you need to know about the three main types of charging, along with the average electric car charging time for each, in the guide below.
When recharging your EV from home, your charging times vary depending on whether you choose a Level 1 or Level 2 charger. Here’s the average charging time for both:
Most new EVs come with a Level 1 charger included, but EV drivers typically intermix Level 2 at-home charging with topping off at Level 3 public fast chargers. Public chargers are an excellent choice for drivers who want to take their electric cars on long road trips.
If you drive a plug-in hybrid like the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, your charging times could be even lower! Since plug-in hybrids are still partially powered by gasoline, their batteries are smaller and therefore take less time to recharge. The average plug-in hybrid takes between one and four hours to fully recharge and can switch to gasoline power as a backup if the battery runs out on the Interlochen roads.
On average, home EV chargers offer either 3.7 kW or 7 kW chargers. By contrast, public charging stations offer 22 kW charging at the very least and can go up to 50 or even 150 kW rapid charging! Public chargers are designed to top off your battery in an extremely short timeframe, often charging the battery up fully in an hour or so. However, the EV charging time varies depending on the make and model of your specific car.
If you have any questions about EV charging times or anything else we’ve discussed above, feel free to contact our office! You can also stop by our dealership near Williamsburg to talk to a member of our team about our lineup of hybrid and electric vehicles.
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