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Charging your EV at home is super slow. That’s finally changing.

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Charging your EV at home is super slow. That's finally changing.Sixty-four hours. That’s how long a completely depleted Chevy Bolt EV takes to fully charge if you plug the electric vehicle into the same outlet you use to charge your cellphone. 

Even if most EVs have increasingly longer range (the Bolt has enough juice for 259 miles, while the Tesla Model 3 is up to 353 miles), the most basic Level 1 charging is painfully slow, even just to top up. To speed things along, more Level 2 options for the home are now coming to market. 

This week, Spanish electric charging company Wallbox introduced its first Level 2 home charging kit for U.S. drivers. That’s about eight to 10 times faster than basic, Level 1 home charging and takes about four hours to fully charge a Chevy Bolt and similar cars. That doesn’t sound fast enough if you’re on a road trip, but it’ll recharge the battery enough to calm any fretting about range even if it’s only plugged in for an hour or two.  Read more…

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