Can you charge an electric car with 120v?

Before I buy my EV, I just want to clear something up. Will I be able to charge my electric car at home with 120v?

Chanice Boyd · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Yes! You absolutely can charge your electric car with a 120V household socket.
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owners do their charging at home. According to the department of energy more than 80% of hybrid and electric vehicles drivers depend on their homes to fill up. It is essentially the most affordable and convenient way to charge your EV.
Charging at home
  • Your electric car will come with a portable 120V charger to plug into your household outlet.
  • If your battery is less than 20KW, you can recharge your vehicle in anywhere from 3 to 12 hours.
  • The best time to charge is overnight.
Many EV owners may decide that they need a faster way to juice up. You can purchase a level 2 home charger to save on time if that’s you. But on average, eclectic car owners agree that the household 120v is just fine.
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