Batteries & Charging

Can I charge at home?

You can conveniently charge a PHEV or BEV at night. It takes just a few seconds to plug in. Most EVs can be plugged into a Level 1 or Level 2 charger.

Charging Types

Level 1 Charging Level 2 Charging
Standard 120-volt/outlet 240-volt/220 outlet
Some vehicles may require a dedicated 15- or 20-amp circuit breaker Typically requires a 40-amp fuse on outlet where vehicle is charged
Other vehicles may be able to plug into a normal household or multiple-use outlet Requires a vehicle charging station
PHEVs fully charge in 8-10 hours, depending on the level of charge remaining when charging begins PHEVs fully charge in 1-3 hours, depending on the level of charge remaining when charging begins
BEVs fully charge in 12-24 hours, depending on the level of charge remaining when charging begins Most BEVs fully charge in 2-8 hours, depending on the level of charge remaining when charging begins

How far can I drive on a single charge?

How far can you go before having to recharge a plug-in electric vehicle? It differs for PHEVs and BEVs.

Where can i find charging locations?

Wondering where to recharge? Find resources on charging stations in your area.

EV Batteries

How long does an EV battery last? What happens when it wears out? How much does it cost to replace?