How Long Does it Take to Charge a Chevy Bolt?

July 30th, 2021 by
2022 Chevy Bolt EV Pulling into Driveway


You may be wondering, like other Lake Station drivers, how long does it take to charge a Chevy Bolt? We appreciate your question and have the answers you need. At Bosak Chevrolet, we know how crucial it is for environmentally conscious drivers such as yourself, to understand everything about charging your new electric vehicle. You want to be knowledgeable, to be able to pass on that knowledge to others. It’s admirable, but first, you need to know how long you can drive while reducing your carbon footprint. 


You will be happy to know that there are three charge levels that provide driving options at different speeds for your Chevrolet Bolt. Contact us to learn more. In the meantime, let’s find out how long it takes to charge a Chevy Bolt.

Chevy Bolt: Three Electric Car Charger Options

There are three different electric car charger options for the Chevy Bolt. When the Bolt is fully charged, it has an EPA-estimated 259-miles range. Here are your three electric car charger options when driving your Chevy Bolt on Chesterton roads:

  • Basic Electric Car Charger: 120-Volt Portable Charger Cord

The first option for your electric car charger allows you to charge your Chevy Bolt at home. You can gain 4-miles of charge per hour. The level one charging is the basic electric car charger that uses a 120-volt portable charger cord, which comes standard. You can use the cord to charge your Chevrolet Bolt while on the go as long as it is a three-prong 120-volt outlet. 

We do recommend that you charge your vehicle overnight for twelve hours so you can have 48-miles of range. Be worry-free when charging your Chevy Bolt daily, so your battery never slows down. 

  • Fast Electric Car Charger: 240-Volt Charging Unit

How long does it take to charge a Chevy Bolt? Well, that depends on the three levels of range. However, the second level is the fast electric car charger that you can charge at home with a 240-volt that gives you 25 miles per hour of range. 

However, you will need to have it professionally installed by an electrician. If you roughly drive 40-50 miles per day, you could charge quickly in only two hours, or if you need to go farther, you can drive 100 miles roundtrip in nearly 4.5 hours. 

If the battery of your Chevy Bolt is empty, you can have it fully charged in 9.5 hours. Another bonus is that you only need to charge your Bolt every few days. Therefore, if fast convenience matters to you, then the fast electric charger option is for you!

  • DC Fast Electric Car Charger: DC Fast Charging

The final range level for the Chevy Bolt is level three or the DC fast electric car charger. Keep in mind that the DC fast electric car charger is only publicly available. You can charge your Chevy Bolt in 30 mins. And gain 100 miles of range.

The DC fast chargers do cost extra when you are on the go. However, you can replenish your Chevy Bolt battery in an hour for a 160 miles range.

How to Find a Public Charging Station Near You

The last thing you need is for your battery to lose power while commuting to Valparaiso or traveling for fun. You can use your myChevrolet mobile app to locate the nearest electric car charger station. The smart app will find and pick charging stations along your route, and it will show wait times.

Go Electric with a Chevy Bolt at Bosak Chevrolet 

Now that you know the various levels of how long it takes to charge a Chevy Volt, you are ready to go electric! Our finance team can help you lease or buy your Bolt, and we offer Chevrolet special offers that can help you save!

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