Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you’re the owner of an electric or hybrid vehicle, a critical thing to understand is how the charging process works. Fast and safe charging at an electric vehicle charging station is easy, but a bit of background on how they work, where to find them, and what sort of charging system you should use will be helpful. Here’s a quick FAQ to get you started, brought to you by the experts at Prestige Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Frequently Asked Questions in Las Vegas

How does a charging station work?

A charging station works quite simply. It’s like filling up a car with fuel, except it’s easier and cleaner. If you’re buying an electric or hybrid vehicle, it should have easily accessible charging ports that allow for a convenient plug-in of the electric charger and cable.

How often will I need a charging station?

How often you need a charging station depends on the capacity of the battery and car parts in the specific make and model of your EV.

A smaller battery needs recharging more often, but it’s faster to fully recharge. A larger battery means you’ll need to recharge the battery less often. It’s a good idea to download an app that guides you to the nearest charging stations and can even provide information on availability.

How much time will I spend at a charging station?

Charging time depends on the type of current being used and how fully you’re recharging the battery. A Level 2 current, for example, charges at 3-20 kWh (kilowatt hours), while a DC Fast Charger can charge at a rate of 50 kWh or even up to 350 kWh. The highest recharging rates can put a range of 100 miles into a car in 30 minutes.

It’s also good to keep in mind that a complete recharge can take a while but putting a few extra miles onto the battery isn’t as time-consuming. For example, the final 10% of charging can take as long as the first 90%.

Where can I find an electric vehicle for sale?

At our premier Las Vegas car dealership, you can browse a selection of electric cars that offer options for every driver. Visit us today to explore our models and find out how an electric car can benefit you — or custom order a new vehicle with us.