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How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Vehicle?

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Charging

 

Electric vehicles are becoming more and more commonplace in greater Wilsonville, and it’s not hard to understand why. Electric vehicles cost less for a full charge than comparable gasoline cars cost to fill up — much less. Plus, an increasing number of charging stations and options are cropping up nationwide. Still, car buyers considering an EV often wonder “How long does it take to charge an electric car?” The exact answer varies based upon the specific vehicle you drive and the charging type you choose. Read on or contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Portland to learn more.

 

What are My Electric Car Charging Options?

Whether you’re interested in charging an EV like the Mercedes-Benz EQS from Mercedes-EQ or some other electric car, you have plenty of charging options. Here are the main types Beaverton-area drivers like you can choose from:

Domestic Outlet Home Charging (Regular Outlet)

A standard grounded (three-prong) 110V/120V charging outlet is also commonly known as Level 1 EV Charging. This charging type doe not offer the fastest charging speed but it’s a good option for topping off some of the charge you may have used on your daily Vancouver commute if that’s all that is available to you. How long does Level 1 charging take? Usually around 24 hours for a full charge.

Installed Brand-Approved Domestic Charging

Level 2 Charging is most often a professionally installed charging solution. This type of EV charging uses rapid (usually 240V+) chargers most often made for your specific brand of car, and it offers much faster charging times than standard, or Level 1 charging does. DC fast chargers (as opposed to AC ones) are also quite common. With a DC fast charger, you can often get around 80% charge in a half an hour or forty minutes, but that extra 20% will take longer as there’s a diminishing rate of charging speed when the battery is near full.

Public Charging

Hillsboro EV drivers looking to charge up at parking garages, malls, hotels, and even apartment buildings can often take advantage of public charging. More and more of these types of charging stations are being added every day across the country. These charging stations vary in both type and speed, but often provide Level 2 charging speeds for greater convenience. Some public chargers even utilize renewable energy via solar or wind power.

Typical Domestic Charging Electric Car Charging Time

Domestic (not public) car charging times vary greatly based on whether you choose Level 1 or Level 2 charging. Here’s more on that:

  • Level 1 EV charging often takes days to fully charge an EV. 
  • Level 2 EV charging often takes several hours to fully charge an EV. You can often get between 60-200 miles of range in just 20-30 minutes for a quick top-off — enough for most average daily commutes in Portland.

Do you drive a plug-in hybrid? Your charging times could be much less than what’s listed above. Chances are a PHEV will take you roughly 1-4 hours to fully charge. 

Typical Public Charging Electric Car Charging Time

Most home chargers offer 3.7 kW or 7 kW charging. Public stations, on the other hand, offer 22 kW charging, 43-50 kW rapid charging, and 150 kW rapid charging. As a result, for some applicable vehicles, you could foreseeably get a full charge (0-100%) in an hour or so. In other instances, it could take up to eleven hours.

How Long Does the Mercedes-Benz EQS Take to Charge?

The Mercedes-Benz EQS boasts a 107.8 kWh battery pack. Accordingly, this luxurious EV can be fully charged in roughly these time periods:

  • DC Fast Charger: 31 minutes from 10% charge to 100% charge
  • Level 2 240V AC Charger: 11.25 hours from 0% to 100% charge

Find Charging Stations Near You with Mercedes-Benz MBUX & Mercedes me Charge

Did you know that the Mercedes-Benz EQS can easily help you locate nearby charging stations to top off for a quick charge on-the-go? Mercedes me Charge can be accessed through your Mercedes-Benz EQS MBUX infotainment system easily. Per Autoweek, here’s what to do:

Simply go to the MBUX head unit on the dash of your EQS or other future Mercedes product and the Mercedes Me app “seamlessly handles trip-planning, locating stations and initiating payment for all charging sessions.” Right now it works with the ChargePoint network but other charging networks are potentially coming online, like Electrify America.”

Shop for a Mercedes-Benz EQS EV in Portland

If you’d like to get in on the Mercedes-EQ electric revolution in a luxurious and cutting-edge model, we invite you to check out our Mercedes-Benz EQS models for sale at Mercedes-Benz of Portland. If, in the meantime, you have additional questions, such as how much your trade-in might be worth or how to prepare your home garage for an EV, we invite you to call us at 503-928-8470.

Service Specials from Mercedes-Benz of Portland

Pick-Up & Delivery

We Will Pick-up and Deliver Your Vehicle

within a 15-mile radius

Please contact dealership for details.

 

EXPIRES: 06/30/2022
10% off Accessories

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$25.00 off of Service “A”

$25.00 off of Service “A”  for model years 2009 and newer only.

• Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement

• Oil Filter Replacement

• Tire inflation check and correction

• Brake component inspection

Reset maintenance counter

All fluid level checks and corrections are dependent on factory-recommended service
intervals for your vehicle’s year and model.

Adhere to all required elements listed by model year and specific model as indicated on the
corresponding service sheet for Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA.

Price advertised for Service A/Service B includes all factory-required components. Please refer to your maintenance booklet for the complete list of factory-required services and details on the specific intervals for your vehicle’s year and model.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2022
$50.00 off of Service “B”

$50.00 off of Service “B” for model years 2009 and newer only.

• Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement

• Oil Filter Replacement

• Tire inflation check and correction

• Brake component inspection

• Cabin dust/combination filter replacement

• Brake fluid exchange

Reset maintenance counter.

All fluid level checks and corrections are dependent on factory-recommended service
intervals for your vehicle’s year and model.

Adhere to all required elements listed by model year and specific model as indicated on the
corresponding service sheet for Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA.

Price advertised for Service A/Service B includes all factory-required components. Please refer to your maintenance booklet for the complete list of factory-required services and details on the specific intervals for your vehicle’s year and model

EXPIRES: 06/30/2022
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