How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

2023 Lexus RZ Charging


Many Belleair and St. Petersburg drivers are drawn into the EV segment for the promise of gas-free and emissions-free travels, but they often wonder about the reality. Just how long does it take to charge an electric car and where can you charge up around Palm Harbor? Modern EVs can take under an hour to get a near-full charge at DC Fast Charging stations! Plus, you can charge overnight in your very own home. Get to know how electric car charging times affect your travels, and visit Lexus of Clearwater to try out an EV today.



Electric Car Charging Times

How long does it take to charge an electric car at home vs. at a public station? That depends on the charging level that you’re using. Electric car charging times will vary depending on whether you choose the basic Level 1, a stronger Level 2, or the strongest DC Fast Charging option. Here’s what you need to know;

  • Level 1: While a Level 1 charger is the slowest charging option, you can simply plug into a normal 120V household grounded outlet to get charging immediately. Expect around 24 hours for a full charge.
  • Level 2: If you want a faster charging experience at home, a Level 2 charging station can be installed professionally in your garage. Level 2 chargers can charge your EV 80% in under 40 minutes.
  • DC Fast Charger: The fastest option, DC Fast Chargers are typically found in public charging stations because they use so much power. They can fully charge EV models in less than an hour!

EV Chargers In the Clearwater Area

Not sure where to find the nearest charging station? Here are some of the nearest Level 2 and DC Fast Charging stations in the area:

  • ZANIBONI (Level 2): 101 N Garden Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755
  • Pinellas County Courthouse (Level 2): 315 Court St, Clearwater, FL 33756
  • Beach Parking Sand Key (Level 2): 1060 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
  • Dunedin Public Library DCFC (DC Fast Charger): 223 Douglas Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698

Learn More with Lexus of Clearwater

Want to learn more about your EV options around Clearwater? Feel free to check out our new Lexus hybrid models or used electric models if you’re ready to make the switch to greener technology. And if you’re already driving an eco-friendly model, schedule your service at Lexus of Clearwater to keep your battery running smoothly! Contact us with questions.


More from Lexus of Clearwater

  • 2024 Lexus RX MPG

    If you’re thinking about getting behind the wheel of a new Lexus but are unsure where to start, we’ve got you covered. The 2024 Lexus RX is one of our most popular vehicles and for good reason. It offers generous interior dimensions so you can easily get comfortable on the Belleair roads while also delivering…

  • 2024 Lexus RX 350 Towing Capacity

    When you’re ready to add some excitement to your Belleair travels, the 2024 Lexus RX won’t let you down. It features incredible performance and outstanding comfort to ensure you’ll always have something to look forward to when you’re behind the wheel. With that being said, how much can a Lexus RX 350 tow? The Lexus…

  • 2024 Lexus RX 350 Colors

      In the realm of luxury SUVs, the 2024 Lexus RX 350 stands out not just for its unparalleled performance and comfort but also for its mesmerizing array of colors. At Lexus of Clearwater, we understand that the color of your vehicle is an extension of your personal Belleair style and sophistication. That’s why we’re excited to…

Lexus of Clearwater 28.022675, -82.738037.