What are the 3 different levels of charging?
  • Level 1 is a 110-volt charger that would take more than 24-hours to charge a pure electric vehicle. Sometimes this is referred to as "trickle charging." A Level 1 unit can charge a plug-in hybrid or extended-range electric vehicle.
  • Level 2 is a 220-volt charger that takes 6-8 hours to charge an electric car with a fully depleted battery. Most electric car owners purchase a Level 2 charger to charge their cars overnight at their homes. 
  • Level 3 is known as direct current (DC) fast charging. These chargers will primarily provide direct current at up to 500 volts. Level 3 chargers will be installed in public places and can provide an 80% charge to a full electric vehicle car in under half an hour.

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1. What cars are considered "electric"?
2. Are EVs affordable?
3. How far can an EV travel on one charge?
4. Are there electric trucks and SUVs available?
5. Where can I charge my electric vehicle in Durango?
6. How long will it take to charge my electric vehicle?
7. What are the benefits of driving an electric vehicle?
8. What are the 3 different levels of charging?
9. What are the different plug or connector types?
10. How do winter conditions affect electric vehicles?
11. Are electric vehicles really better for the environment?
12. How clean is the electricity I am using to charge my vehicle?
13. How sustainable are electric vehicle batteries?
14. When should I consider replacing my existing gas-powered vehicle with an electric vehicle?
15. How much does it cost to use the public charging stations at the Transit Center?