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How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

More and more San Francisco drivers have decided to go electric. Maybe you have, too. The MINI Cooper Electric is a great electric vehicle for your morning commute, but if you’re new to electric vehicles, you may be wondering, “How long does it take to charge an electric car?” TheMINI electric car charging time can vary based on the charging method. Charging time can range anywhere from 24 hours using a basic 120V home charging outlet to 36 minutes at a fast-charging public DC charging station. Let’s delve into the details, below.

How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car at a Public Charging Station?

Fortunately, there are more and more electric charging stations popping up around the Oakland area. It’s pretty easy now to find a fast charging public DC charging station, which will give you the shortest electric car charging time.

Public Electric Car Charging Time by Charger

Basic Public AC Charging (240V)

  • Up to 7.4 KW per hour
  • 20% per hour

Fast Charging DC Charging

  • Less than 50 KW per hour
  • Up to 80% charge in 36 minutes

How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car at Home?

You can use a basic 120V home outlet to charge your electric car. In fact, a basic home charger is included with your MINI Cooper Electric. However, this is the slowest way to charge your vehicle. You can shorten your home electric car charging time by upgrading to a 240V 1.2 charger (this will need to be installed by an electrician).

Home Electric Car Charging Time by Charger

Basic Home AC Charging (120V)

  • Less than 2 KW per hour
  • 2% per hour

Basic Home AC Charging (240V)

  • Up to 7.4 KW per hour
  • 20% per hour

Benefits of Buying a MINI Electric Vehicle

Besides helping to save the environment, there are some great financial reasons to buy a MINI Electric Car. Here are a few:

  • Potential Federal Tax Credit
  • State and Local Incentives
  • Estimated $4,500 in fuel savings over 5 years

Check Out the MINI Electric Cars at East Bay MINI of Pleasanton

We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next electric vehicle! You can evenapply for financing online. Our dealership is conveniently located near Livermore, but you can also browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home! So,contact us to get started today!

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