How Long Does it Take to Charge a Chevy Bolt?

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Protecting the environment is important to many drivers in the Kearny Mesa area, making electric vehicles a popular choice. Instead of burning fuel, your vehicle runs on electricity. Not only are you able to reduce your carbon footprint, but you also don’t have to worry about fuel costs. The 2019 Chevy Bolt is one of the top electric vehicles available. However, a top concern of many drivers considering an electric vehicle is the amount of time needed to charge the vehicle. You might be wondering, “How long does it take to charge a Chevy Bolt?”

Charging Your Chevy Bolt

The Chevy Bolt gets an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a single full charge. This means you can travel much farther on a single charge than you could with some competitors like the Nissan Leaf. Nissan’s EV only gets on 151 miles of range. There are three options for charging your Bolt:

  1. Level 1 Basic: This first electric car charger option allows you to charge at home and gives you 4 miles of charge per hour. This is a standard feature which allows you to charge anywhere that has a 120-volt, three-prong outlet. If you choose this charging option, it is best to charge your vehicle overnight, as a 12-hour charge gives you approximately 48 miles of range. Charging the vehicle every day is also recommended, so you do not have to worry about getting stranded when running your errands in Chula Vista.
  2. Level 2 Fast: The 240-volt level 2 charger is for home or public stations and gives you about 25 miles per hour of charge. If you select the level 2 charging system, the plug has to be installed by an electrician. Even though it has to be installed by a professional, this option is highly recommended for home use, since it offers the added convenience of a quick charge. If you drive approximately 40-50 miles day, you could fully recharge the battery in about 2 hours. If you have a longer commute to the office, such as one that is approximately 100 miles roundtrip, you could recharge the battery in approximately 4.5 hours. When the battery is completely drained, it will be fully charged in 9.5 hours. Charging overnight is still recommended, however, if you are only driving short distances when using the level 2 charger, you can recharge your Bolt every couple of days.
  3. Super Fast: This charging option is for public stations only. It gives you around 90 miles of range in about 30 minutes of charge. A DC Fast Charge port is required and is only available at certain locations. DC Fast Chargers are available at an extra cost for Bolt owners, but they do come in handy if you’re out and about in San Diego or traveling to escape rooms with friends and need to fully charge your battery. This electric car charger replenishes up to 160 miles in about an hour.

Go Electric at Jimmie Johnson’s Kearny Mesa Chevrolet

Have you decided that an electric vehicle is right for you? If so, visit Jimmie Johnson’s Kearny Mesa Chevrolet to take the Chevy Bolt for a spin. How long does it take to charge a Chevy Bolt? It really depends on which option you choose. Each has its benefits, and the fact that it is quick and easy to charge the Chevy Bolt makes it the perfect time to make it your own. Find the Bolt for sale today at Jimmie Johnson’s Kearny Mesa Chevrolet.  Contact us today with any questions.

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