Chevrolet engineers have developed multiple ways to charge your electric vehicle at home or on the go. Our team at Champion Chevrolet Buick GMC is here to explain the types of EV charging methods for drivers near Louisville, Kentucky.
At home, you can charge your Chevy EV one of three ways. The simplest is with a Level 1 charging unit, which is compatible with standard, 120-volt electrical household outlets. This method adds approximately four miles of range per charging hour. Drivers who commute less than 40 miles per day will benefit most from this option.
Second is a Level 2 Dual Level Charge Cord, which works on 240-volt appliance outlets and is the recommended solution for daily use. This flexible option is mobile, so you can use it at home or anywhere a 120-volt, 240-volt, or NEMA 14-50 outlet is available. When plugged into a 240-volt outlet, the Dual Level Charge Cord estimates about 10 hours to a fully charged battery. That’s roughly 25 miles of range per charging hour.
The third at-home option is a Level 2 wall charger, capable of up to 19.2-killowat charging. This will fully charge your Chevy EV’s battery in about seven hours.
Level 2 wall chargers are actually the most common public charging option, but DC Fast Charging stations are also available. This lightning-fast method will get you up to 100 miles of range in only 30 minutes. Plus, when you’re shopping in Louisville, meeting friends for dinner, or traveling on a road trip out of Kentucky, you’ll have the MyChevrolet mobile app’s access to over 40,000 public charging stations nationwide.
Learn more about Chevy EVs on our FAQs About EVs page, where we’ve answered the La Grange community’s most common questions about driving an EV.
 Actual charge times will vary based on battery starting state of charge, battery condition, output of charger, vehicle settings and outside temperature.