How Long Does it Take to Charge a Chevy Bolt?

EV Charging Station with Chevy Models

If you’re contemplating making the switch to a new electric vehicle, do it “The Don Johnson Way”. That involves individualized customer service and answers to all your questions such as “What electric car chargers does a Chevy Bolt accept?” and “How long does it take to charge a Chevy Bolt with each type of charger?” Luckily, we’re here to provide answers to EV shoppers like you from Hayward to Cumberland and even Rice Lake, WI. Read on to learn more!

Electric Car Charger Options for the Chevy Bolt

The Chevy Bolt can travel up to an EPA-estimated 259 miles of range on just one charge. That’s impressive when you consider that the Nissan LEAF’s standard range is a meager 150 miles and the MINI EV’s range is around 110 miles. 

When it comes to how long it takes to charge a Chevy Bolt, it will vary based on which of these three options for charging your Bolt you choose:

Level 1 Basic: 120-Volt Portable Charger Cord

Looking to charge your Bolt at home? This option is the cheapest and easiest as it allows you to plug right into a grounded outlet, providing 4 miles of charge per hour. That also makes this the slowest charging method, however.

Level 1 charging uses a 120-volt portable charger cord that comes standard with your Bolt, and you can charge anywhere that has a 120-volt, three-prong outlet. It’s recommended to charge your electric vehicle overnight with this option, as a 12-hour charge should give you around 48 miles worth of range. It’s also recommended to charge your vehicle every day with this method so that the battery never runs out as you travel around Rice Lake, WI.

Level 2 Fast: 240-Volt Charging Unit

The 240-volt level 2 electric car charger is for home or public stations and gives you around 25 miles per hour of charge. In essence, then, it’s six times as fast as Level 2 Charging!

Level 2 charging requires the plug to be professionally installed by an electrician or EV charging installation expert, but it’s well worth it for most Cumberland and Hayward drivers. Why? If you drive approximately 40-50 miles per day, you could fully recharge your Chevy Bolt battery in about 2 hours with this method, all from the comfort of your home garage. 

If If the battery is empty in your Chevy Bolt, this EV charging method should get it fully charged again in just under 10 hours, or overnight. It’s still recommended to recharge overnight with this method just to be safe, but many low-mileage drivers can probably get away with charging every few days.

Level 3 Super Fast: DC Fast Charging

This charging option is for public stations only. It gives you up to 100 miles of range in only 30 minutes of charge

Level 3 charging is available exclusively at public charging stations with a DC Fast Charger. DC Fast Chargers (the plug/cord, not the station itself) are available at an extra cost for Bolt owners and are extremely useful if you’re out and need to fully charge your battery. This electric car charger replenishes up to 160 miles in just one hour! Because of the dangerous current level of DC charging, however, it’s not available for home use.

How to Find a Public Charging Station Near You

Did you know that the myChevrolet mobile app can be used to find EV charging stations near Rice Lake, WI? Just navigate to the Energy Assist feature. From there, the app will pick close charging stations near you, based on the most efficient route and where you will find the shortest wait time!

Don Johnson Motors is Here to Answer All Your EV Questions!

Wondering more about if switching to an EV is the right choice for you? Contact us at Don Johnson Motors today and one of our friendly salespeople will be more than happy to assist you.


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