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EV 101

9 everyday things that can take longer than charging your EV to 100%*

EV 101

9 everyday things that can take longer than charging your EV to 100%*

“How long does an EV take to charge to 100%?” That’s a question we hear a lot. While it’s not as quick as gassing up (for now, anyway), it can be as easy as charging it at home overnight or quickly during a road trip pit stop. But if you’re worried that an EV might take forever to fully charge, here are 9 everyday things that can take longer to do:

*Estimated charging times are provided as a reference only. Actual charging times will vary based on battery state of charge, driving behaviour, battery condition, current, resistance, and ambient temperature, available voltage and charging frequency.

Level 01

A woman getting ready for the day

30 minutes…

Charge your EV with a public DC fast charger

More than 30 minutes…

  • Get ready for the day
  • Settle on a perfect road trip soundtrack
  • Get everyone to agree on dinner plans

Level 02

A man and woman exhausted with boxes behind them

8 hours…

Charge your EV with a 240V home-installed unit

More than 8 hours…

  • Help someone move
  • Binge watch the latest true crime series
  • Hear back from your friend who’s bad at texting

Level 03

A woman folding laundry

Up to 2 days at home…

Charge your EV with a 120V household outlet

More than 2 days…

  • Purge your inbox
  • Get around to folding your laundry
  • Wait for gas prices to go down

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  • † Prices shown are MSRP where indicated. MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and excludes taxes, freight and PDI ($1,750 (Jetta, Jetta GLI, Golf GTI, Golf R), and $1,950 (Tiguan, Taos, Cross Sport, Atlas, ID.4), levies, fees, optional equipment, license, insurance, registration, and any dealer or other charges (where applicable). If MSRP is not mentioned, prices shown include freight and PDI, environmental levies and a representative dealer admin fee (actual fee amount is set by dealers and varies).  Environmental or related levies and taxes may vary by jurisdiction. Dealer may sell for less. Prices are in Canadian dollars. This is not an offer to sell at a certain price. Actual selling prices and terms are set by dealers.  European or American models may be shown. Specifications, equipment, options and prices are subject to change without notice. Although we endeavour to ensure that the information contained on the website is accurate, as errors may occur from time to time, customers should contact their local Volkswagen dealer for details. Photos for illustration purposes only. Some items, such as wheels, may be unavailable on some trim levels when vehicle is built or may not be available in Canada.
  • Due to supply chain disruptions, certain trim levels may not be readily available and require a factory order from your Volkswagen dealer. Wait times will vary as a result of these supply chain disruptions, with current lead time for factory orders estimated between 6 – 8 months for most models, and approximately 18 months for the ID.4, subject to change without notice. Actual delivery dates could be affected by various factors beyond Volkswagen Canada’s and Volkswagen Canada Dealer’s control. Volkswagen Canada or Volkswagen Dealers will not be liable for any such delay in delivery. Supply chain disruptions can cause changes in available standard and/or optional equipment. The MSRP for a vehicle will be adjusted if specific equipment is not included. Please contact your dealer for more information.