How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

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EV charging times vary depending on the method that you employ and on the model in question, but if you’re charging up at home with a professionally installed wallbox, you can generally recharge from 10% to full in a single night. If you charge in public, charging to full could take less than an hour!

So, how long does it take to charge an electric car? Review all of your options right here:



  • Level 1 At-Home Charging: This basic method generally requires a standard grounded three-prong outlet. With this method, you’ll only add a few miles of range per hour, and you’ll need days to recharge completely.
  • Level 2 At-Home Charging: Most Beachwood-area EV owners will charge up at home with a professionally installed wallbox. Even if you’ve depleted your entire range over the course of the day, you can expect a full charge the next morning if you plug in overnight.
  • Level 2 Public Charging: The most common public charging stations offer Level 2 charging capabilities, which are comparable to those offered by the wallboxes described above.
  • Level 3 Public Charging: For rapid recharging, Level 3 DC Fast Charging is the way to go. With this method, you can add significant amounts of range in mere minutes.

Electric Car Charging Times: The EQS from Mercedes-EQ

From the outset, we noted that electric car charging times could vary depending on the model under consideration—and we couldn’t end this overview without taking a closer look at the 2022 EQS from Mercedes-EQ. Explore its capabilities here:

  • Level 2 Charging (At-Home Wallbox or Public, 240V @ 9.4 kW): Charge from 10% to 100% in 11.25 hours
  • Level 3 DC Fast Charging (Public, 480V @ 200 kW): Add up to 90 miles in 10 minutes, or charge from 10% to 80% in 31 minutes

Although it’s generally a good idea to benefit from the lower electricity costs that you’ll enjoy at home, the EQS is offered with two years of free 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America DC fast chargers all across the nation. We even offer charging stations right here at our dealership, just a short drive from Mayfield or Cleveland.

Eager to get a closer look? Check out the 2022 EQS price list or learn more about its interior features and dimensions with our team.

Hybrid vs. Electric Car Charging Times

If you’re not yet ready to drive a 100%-electric vehicle, you might be curious about how electric car charging times compare to those for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. PHEVs generally have much smaller batteries than genuine electric vehicles, which means that Level 2 charging can often bring a PHEV from empty to full in as little as one to four hours.

Actual PHEV charging times will of course vary from model to model—but all PHEVs allow you to drive on gasoline when no electric power is available!

Your New EV Awaits at Mercedes-Benz of Bedford!

The lineup of EVs from Mercedes-EQ is going to grow very quickly, and the 2022 EQS is already available at our dealership in Bedford. If you’re ready to learn more or get a closer look at your favorite model, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. Still doing research? Take advantage of our in-depth guides to our most popular models and features.


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