Get up to speed with EV Charging

Learn How EV Charging Works

Boost Your EV Knowledge

Electric Charger Options

Level 1: 120-Volt Charging

  • A great pick for drivers with short commutes


  • You can charge anywhere there is a common household 3-prong outlet

Level 2: 240-Volt Charging

  • The best setup for faster charging at home


  • Can be installed at home by a licensed electrician


  • You can find Level 2 chargers at public charging stations

Level 3: DC Fast Charging

  • Can usually be the quickest way to charge up on the go


  • Currently only available in public charging stations

Frequently Asked Questions

All-electric vehicles can be charged at home with Level 1 or Level 2 charging solutions, or at public charging stations with Level 2 and Level 3.

There are three different all-electric vehicle charging levels.


Level 1 is the basic charging solution. Primarily for home use, Level 1 charging cables plug directly into a standard wall outlet. They are usually included with the vehicle and are totally portable, so they can go where you and your vehicle go. This is the slowest option, however, with all-electric vehicles requiring days to reach a full charge. Because of this charging time, Level 1 is best used with plug-in hybrids.


Level 2 is a more powerful AC charging solution that is commonly found both at home and at public charging stations. Level 2 chargers are ideal for charging all-electric vehicles overnight, but for home use, the equipment must be purchased and installed by a licensed electrician.


Level 3 is also known as “DC Fast Charging,” and usually can be the quickest charging solution. This is partially because it outputs DC electricity, which means the vehicle doesn’t need to convert incoming AC first. Level 3 is not practical for residential use and is only found at select public charging stations. Charge time will vary widely depending on outside temperature and other factors.

The actual fill-up process is similar to that of a gasoline vehicle—simply insert the connector into the vehicle and charging will begin. In fact, most all-electric vehicles will also allow you to set a charging schedule to take advantage of varying electricity rates throughout the day.

 

This charging process can vary depending on equipment and location. Watch the 'How to: EV Charging' video on this page to learn more.

The actual fill-up process is similar to that of a gasoline vehicle—simply insert the connector into the vehicle and charging will begin. In fact, most all-electric vehicles will also allow you to set a charging schedule to take advantage of varying electricity rates throughout the day.


Explore Our Battery Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles


3 Models

2023

bZ4X

2023 bZ4X

Coming Soon


The bold, provocative exterior of this SUV blends modern form with undeniable presence and is sure to keep you shining bright among the city lights. Inside, a panoramic roof enhances the feeling of space, while its intuitive technologies and comfort features effortlessly put you at ease for every drive.

2022

RAV4 Prime

Prime SE

$40,390 Starting MSRP1

40/36 est. MPG2

RAV4 Prime is our most powerful RAV4 yet, with 302 combined net horsepower, cutting edge tech and a whole lot more. Thanks to its advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain and AWD system, RAV4 Prime can go from 0-60 mph in just 5.7 seconds12. And with up to an EPA-estimated 94 MPGe4, RAV4 Prime is as efficient as it is stunning.

2022

Prius Prime

2022 Prius Prime XLE in Super Sonic Red

$28,040 Starting MSRP1

55/53 est. MPG2

With the power to run in either EV or hybrid electric driving modes, Prius Prime is more than just a hybrid. It’s a no compromise solution offering maximum fuel efficiency. Charge it whenever you can or don’t. When the charge runs low, Prius Prime will continue to run as an efficient hybrid with an EPA-estimated 54 mpg combined2.
See Our Full Electrified Lineup