How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle?

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Charging


If you are considering an electric vehicle for your next South Riding ride, then you have most likely wondered, “How long does it take to charge an electric car?” There is no one straightforward answer since the electric car charging time takes the charging method as well as the type, make, and model of the EV into account.

Luckily, the EV experts at Mercedes-Benz of Chantilly are here to tell you all about the three main types of EV charging: domestic, rapid domestic, and public charging. So let’s find out how each type affects how long it takes to charge an EV before browsing our hybrid and electric vehicle inventory at Mercedes-Benz of Chantilly!

How Can I Charge My Electric Car?

Depending on which charging method you use, the charging time for your electric vehicle will vary. Explore the most commonly used methods below and see how they compare:

Domestic Outlet Home Charging (Regular Outlet)

  • Level 1 Charging
  • A normal grounded/three-prong 110V/120V charging outlet
  • Takes usually around 24 hours or even days for a full charge
  • Best for topping off some of the charge you used that day
  • Most home chargers offer 3.7 kW or 7 kW charging

Installed Brand-Approved Domestic Charging

  • Level 2 Charging
  • Usually professionally installed
  • Rapid (usually 240V+) chargers
  • Charges faster than a regular grounded household outlet for most brand-approved chargers, so it takes hours for a full charge rather than days. 
  • Sometimes, your EV can be charged up to 80% in half an hour or forty minutes. However, the last 20% will take longer due to the decreasing rate of charging speed.
  • DC fast chargers are more common than AC ones
  • Most home chargers offer 3.7 kW or 7 kW charging

Public Charging

  • Charge on-the-go at Centerville parking garages, apartment buildings, malls, hotels, and big-name national stores like Walgreens and Kohls.
  • Varies in type and speed, but provides Level 2 charging speeds most of the time
  • Offers 22 kW charging, 43-50 kW rapid charging, and 150 kW rapid charging
  • Some vehicles could get a full charge (0-100%) in an hour or so while others could take 4 hours, 6 hours, or 11 hours.
  • Some offer emissions-free renewable energy charging with solar panels or wind turbines

How Long Does It Take To Charge the Mercedes-Benz EQS?

Ashburn drivers who have their eyes on the first electric vehicle in the luxury class are probably wondering, “How long does it take to charge the Mercedes-Benz EQS?” Let’s take a look at the Mercedes-Benz EQS charging time for both the EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4MATIC® models below:

  • Rapid Charging Station (DC, up to a max 200 kW): 31 minutes
  • Public Charging Station or Wallbox (AC, 9.6kW): 11.25 hours

Sign up for more information about the EQS at Mercedes-Benz of Chantilly, or continue your research today by exploring the benefits of electric cars with our team.

Find Your Electric Vehicle at Mercedes-Benz of Chantilly

Now that you know the general charging time for electric cars and the highly anticipated Mercedes-Benz EQS, it’s time to dive deep into the search for your perfect electric vehicle! Contact us for a test drive at our Chantilly location on any day of the week as we know luxury should be at our customers’ fingertips all the time. Make it all the time everywhere with Penske’s Buy Online, allowing you to buy your next vehicle online.

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