Your typical household grounded outlet provides a Level One charge. There are no charging station installation costs because you’re using an existing outlet. Level One charging is great for plug-in hybrid cars and charging over a long period of time.
Length of time for a full charge: approx. 8-60 hours (about 3-5 miles of range added per hour)
Level Two charging is a step up from Level One and requires the installation of a charger in your garage, carport or office parking lot. Level Two charging is great for all-electric car charging at home, running longer errands and charging up at work.
Length of time for a full charge: approx. 3-15 hours for a full charge (about 12-40 miles of range added per hour
Level Three (Fast Charging)
Level Three, or DC Fast Charging, is the quickest form of charging. Fast charging stations are ideal for drivers on a road trip and anyone who needs to charge up quickly. The Pacific Northwest has an extensive public network of fast chargers and Forth and our partners are working to add even more.
Length of time for a full charge: DC fast charging times vary greatly, depending on battery size. You can charge up in as little as 20 minutes to over an hour.
There are two different primary types of fast charging standards, CHAdeMO and Combined Charging System (CCS Combo). Tesla also has a fast charging network specific to Tesla vehicles with a different plug shape.
The CHAdeMO standard is used by most Japanese and Korean manufactured plug-in cars. A CHAdeMO plug looks like this:
The CCS Combo standard is used by most American and European manufactured
plug-in cars. A CCS Combo plug looks like this: