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Most electric cars can be charged overnight in a standard 120V household outlet. However, almost all models can be recharged more quickly – approximately 5 hours – in a 240V outlet, which is the same type of outlet needed for domestic clothes dryers, and which can easily be installed by a qualified electrician.

There are 3 levels of charge stations:

Most plug-in electric vehicles can be recharged overnight from a regular three-prong household wall socket (110/120 volts). This is known as Level 1 charging.

Level 2 charging is 220/240V charging, the type found at most charging stations and easily installed in most homes for a few hundred dollars. Many models can fully charge in approximately 5 hours in a 240V outlet.

All plug-in vehicles sold in North America are expected to have both Level 1 and Level 2 recharging capability.

Level 3 or “fast” chargers (typically 480 volt) have been developed to enable quick charging in as little as a half-hour, and they are being offered for sale by some electric vehicle manufacturers as well as by third parties. These are still rare.
Here's a good electric vehicle website for more info.
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