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The Big EV Charging Mystery: How Long Does it Take?

One simple chart shows how quickly your electric car will charge, but good luck finding it.

Inside The 2022 New York International Auto Show
Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

How long does it take to “fill up” an electric car? Well, that depends on the car … and the charger … and how many other cars are plugged into the charger … and how full the battery is to begin with … and, oh yeah, the weather matters, too.

If filling up a gas vehicle is a game of tic-tac-toe, charging an electric vehicle is 3D chess —or a 10-letter version of Wordle.