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How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car?

White Mini Electric Car
San Marcos drivers interested in reaping the benefits of electric vehicles are likely wondering, “how long does it take to charge an electric car?” Your electric car charging time will ultimately depend on the method you use, as well as the vehicle you purchase. Similar to how there are varying phone charging options, there are different methods of charging your electric vehicle. Learn more about the ins and outs of electric car charging times with our team at MINI of Escondido. Then, browse our used vehicles inventory to secure the keys to the electric car of your dreams!

How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car at a Public Charging Station?

Fortunately, there are more and more electric charging stations popping up around the San Diego area. It’s pretty easy now to find a fast charging public DC charging station, which will give you the shortest electric car charging time.

Public Electric Car Charging Time by Charger

Basic Public AC Charging (240V)

  • Up to 7.4 KW per hour
  • 20% per hour

Fast Charging DC Charging

  • Less than 50 KW per hour
  • Up to 80% charge in 36 minutes

How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car at Home?

You can use a basic 120V home outlet to charge your electric car. In fact, a basic home charger is included with your MINI Cooper Electric. However, this is the slowest way to charge your vehicle. You can shorten your home electric car charging time by upgrading to a 240V 1.2 charger.

Home Electric Car Charging Time by Charger

Basic Home AC Charging (120V)

  • Less than 2 KW per hour
  • 2% per hour

Basic Home AC Charging (240V)

  • Up to 7.4 KW per hour
  • 20% per hour

Installing electric car ports at home is getting more and more common every day, and the benefits will show themselves almost instantly. This process costs anywhere from $850-$2,000 depending on where you live and what the job requires.

Benefits of Buying a MINI Electric Vehicle

Besides helping to save the environment, there are some great financial reasons to buy a MINI Electric Car. Here are a few:

  • Potential Federal Tax Credit
  • State and Local Incentives
  • Estimated $4,500 in fuel savings over 5 years.

Shop for an Electric Car with MINI of Escondido

If you have any more questions about electric car charging time, or you’re in the market for an electric vehicle, contact MINI of Escondido for help! Our experts will help you find an electric vehicle in our inventory that suits your driving and lifestyle needs. Have you already found the vehicle you’d like to secure the keys to? Apply for financing online todayAlso be sure to compare the MINI Cooper Clubman vs. Countryman with our team to begin your new car search today!


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