EV Charging FAQ in Llano, TX
With stylish and versatile options including the Silverado EV and Equinox EV, Chevrolet offers a growing lineup of electric vehicles suited to every lifestyle. But if you’re not sure how going electric will impact your lifestyle, check out our answers to these common questions about charging your EV.
How often do I need to charge an EV?
Just like refueling a combustion-engine vehicle, a variety of factors will influence how often you need to charge your EV. For instance, your vehicle’s range, battery specs, weather temperatures, and your driving habits all play a role in how fast your EV’s battery depletes. Extreme temperatures can reduce your vehicle’s range, so consider parking your car under a carport, in a garage, or in the shade whenever possible.
While your driving habits and vehicle’s range play a major role in how often you’ll need to charge your vehicle, Chevy models offer plenty of flexibility. Consider the Chevy Blazer EV, which offers a 320-mile range on a full charge. Even if you drive 30 miles per day on your commute, the Blazer EV’s generous range allows you to either charge it weekly at a public charging station or top it off at home every few days.
Do I have to charge my EV to 100% every time?
You don’t have to worry about charging your EV’s battery to 100%. In fact, many automotive experts advise against keeping the battery fully charged. Instead, your EV’s battery may last longer if you keep it charged between 20% and 80% most of the time. With that said, you certainly won’t harm your vehicle by charging it to 100% on occasion. A full charge can help you get the most out of your EV’s driving range, which can be especially helpful on a long-distance journey.
Where can I find a public charging station?
Although EV charging facilities aren’t as common as gas stations, you can still find many spots to charge your EV. You can also download the myChevrolet mobile app to locate public charging stations wherever you go. And in addition to making it easy to find chargers, you can use the myChevrolet app to plan your next road trip — it can plan energy-efficient routes, set charging alerts, and even pay in advance for your upcoming charging session.
Can I charge my EV at any public charging station?
Chevrolet EVs are compatible with the majority of public charging stations. Chevy EVs feature the J1772 port, which allows Level 1 and Level 2 charging. Select models also offer Level 3 DC fast charging capabilities. For instance, the Chevrolet Silverado EV can juice up with all three levels of charging.
Aside from proprietary charging stations, most public charging stations feature J1772 charging plugs. Level 3 DC fast charging is available in most major metropolitan areas. To ensure that you’re headed to a compatible charging facility, check the myChevrolet mobile app.
How long does it take to charge an EV at home?
With a standard electrical outlet, you’ll be able to provide your EV with Level 1 charging. Using the Chevy Bolt EV as an example, you’ll be able to recharge about 4 miles of range for every hour your vehicle remains plugged in. If you leave your Bolt EV plugged in overnight (12 hours), it will regain roughly 48 miles of range.  For faster home charging, consider having a Level 2 charger installed in your home. It will provide about 26 miles of range per hour of charging.
Should I install a Level 2 charger at home?
If you’d like the convenience of charging your EV at home, a Level 2 charger can be a game changer — and Chevrolet is here to help. Chevrolet offers free Level 2 charger installation with the purchase of a new 2022 or 2023 Bolt EV or EUV. This makes it easy to top off your EV at any time.
Want to learn more about going electric? Learn more about Chevrolet EVs at Granite Hills Chevrolet in Llano, Texas.
 GM-estimated range is based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017-MCT. GM-estimated range is based on a vehicle with a full charge. Actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, use and how you use and maintain your vehicle. Performance targets. Estimates and capability specifications based on computer-aided analysis and simulation using virtual engineering tools. EPA estimates not yet available.
 EPA estimated. Actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, use and maintenance.