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How Long Does It Take To Charge An Electric Vehicle?
Charging time depends on the car itself, as well as the power supply that you have. Other factors should also be taken into consideration, such as how discharged the battery is, and the temperature of the battery before charging. One major manufacturer states that charging a completely depleted battery requires the estimated charge times depending on charging type.
120 volts
240 volts
(32 amps)
DC Fast Charger
– 50 hours
– 91⁄2 hours – 1 hour 20 minutes
For a limited time, Norris in connection with NPPD is offering a $200 EnergyWise incentive for the installation of a residential vehicle charging station. Customers who purchase an electric vehicle and choose to install a ChargePoint 32-amp WI- FI enabled station will be eligible fortheincentive.Toqualifyforthe incentive program, the charging station installation must have wireless internet connectivity.
Consumers are concerned about a perceived lack of charging stations. This is called range anxiety and is real. Range anxiety may be eased with education about the ideal times to charge an electric vehicle. There is value in having charging stations at work or at the local store but, placing charging stations in these locations is likely not necessary. Most electric vehicles can travel the daily commute to work, taking kids to their activities and running errands on a single charge. The electric vehicle could be charged while parked at home overnight.
An electric vehicle is most likely not a good option for a household that only owns one vehicle or has an exceptionally long commute. In a multi-vehicle household, an
electric vehicle could be ideal for a daily commuter. A second vehicle powered by a fossil fuel or some type of blended fuel could be available for longer trips.
Electric vehicles are gaining acceptance and becoming more affordable and cost competitive with internal combustion engine vehicles when the purchase cost and ongoing fuel and maintenance costs are considered. One thing limiting the growth of the electric vehicle industry is that
d Average miles-per-charge
for all-electric vehicles in 2017
d Average miles driven per day
by Americans living in rural areas
d Average miles driven per day
by Americans in cities
no major auto manufacturer currently
makes an
electric truck.
That is likely to
change in the
near future. An
electric vehicle
may not be
your choice of
vehicle today.
However, that
may change in the future.
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DC Fast Charger located indowntownSeward.
Sources: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

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