08.05.2016 - by Plug In America
How long does it take to charge a plug-in car?

How long does it take to charge your cell phone? Think about charging your car just like you think about charging your cell phone. Most people charge their cars at home or work, just like a cell phone. Plug it in when you arrive and it will be ready for you in the morning, or the end of the work day.

The actual charging time depends on the size of your battery, how far you have driven, and the amperage of the charging system. Keep in mind that most of the time, the battery will not be empty when you plug in, just like your cell phone.  Learn more about types of available charging stations on Plug In America’s accessories tracker.

8 comments on “How long does it take to charge a plug-in car?”
  1. Brian Fergusson says:

    Can someone explain how using a wind turbine could put more drag on your ev then the wind being stopped by the front of your car

  2. Stanley Godlewski says:

    Why can’t electric generators be attached to all four wheels to help charge electric car batteries as one drives?

  3. Tom says:

    The technology used for these EV’s is no better than the technology they use for electric pallet jacks and forklifts.

  4. spyridon Notidis says:

    i have a better idea how to charge the batteries with an outside intependent source.YOUtake the two fans that used to cool down the gas engins,and replace the motors of those fans by two wind driven gegerators and install them
    in front of the electric car, when you driving more than 30-40 and up mph your wind driven generators will spin and charge your batterie all day long free, driving from boston to florida at an average speed of 70 mph for sure you ll’keep your tesla batteries fully chiarged

  5. Gerald L. Walters (retired electric Lineman) says:

    I read about. a electric auto that has two sets of batteries one in front and one in back. When one set is is down to where it needs charging it switched to the other set. And the set that is low is charged while driving on the fresh set. That is to easy. Can you tell who makes this car? I would buy one ASAP. That would solve a lot of problems for drivers and. For America

  6. Audrey Mciver says:

    There is a generator I am inventing that does not run on solar or gas

  7. A.Prashanth yadav says:

    Sir i am a btech mechanical student we have done a project on battery car which does not need any external power supply it can generate power through while it moving only

  8. Stephen says:

    Some great questions asked here on how to recharge batteries as you are underway in an electric car. My idea was to have a “fifth” wheel that does nothing but turn a generator while underway to recharge the battery. Maybe it could at least extend the time between charges.

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