EV Charging Guide


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Chevrolet Bolt EV, photo by Mariordo on WikimediaCommons

Here are typical level 2 and fast charging times for four common electric vehicle (EV) models. Please note that charging times can vary depending on factors such as the battery size, charging infrastructure, and specific vehicle specifications. If you are interested in charging costs, check Central Maine Power and Versant Power for incentives.

Level 2 Charging:

  1. Tesla Model 3:
    • Battery Capacity: 54 kWh (Standard Range Plus)
    • Typical Level 2 Charging Time: Approximately 7-10 hours
  2. Nissan Leaf:
    • Battery Capacity: 40 kWh (2018-2019 model)
    • Typical Level 2 Charging Time: Approximately 7-9 hours
  3. Chevrolet Bolt EV:
    • Battery Capacity: 66 kWh (2022 model)
    • Typical Level 2 Charging Time: Approximately 9-11 hours
  4. BMW i3:

Fast Charging (DC Fast Charging):

  1. Tesla Model 3:
    • Battery Capacity: 54 kWh (Standard Range Plus)
    • Typical Fast Charging Time: Around 30-40 minutes for 80% charge using theTesla Supercharger network
  2. Nissan Leaf:
    • Battery Capacity: 40 kWh (2018-2019 model)
    • Typical Fast Charging Time: Around 45 minutes to 1 hour for 80% charge using CHAdeMO fast chargers
  3. Chevrolet Bolt EV:
    • Battery Capacity: 66 kWh (2022 model)
    • Typical Fast Charging Time: Around 30-45 minutes for 80% charge using DC Fast Charging (CCS)
  4. Audi e-tron:
    • Battery Capacity: 95 kWh
    • Typical Fast Charging Time: Around 30-40 minutes for 80% charge using 150 kW CCS fast chargers

These charging times are approximate and can vary depending on various factors, such as the state of charge, temperature, and charging infrastructure capabilities. It’s always recommended to consult the specific vehicle’s manual and consider real-time charging information from reliable sources or the manufacturer’s website.

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