Man Plugs His $115k Electric Hummer in to Charge on Sunday, Finds Out It Won’t Be Done Until Friday


Drivers of electrical vehicles (EVs) are searching for charging stations.

Despite the desire to positively impact the planet and climate, the demands of EVs are not being met.

For example, using a regular U.S. electrical outlet of 120 volts, you would need five days to charge a large 250 kwh battery.

One man documented his experience on video. “This is a brand new hummer and it’s got the largest battery you can buy,” he said. “250-kilowatt hours of battery in this truck.”

He says, “Now it’s Sunday morning, let’s see how long it takes to charge it just using the truck’s charger and plugging it into a standard wall outlet.”

“So, I’ve got the charger, I’ve got the plug. Keep in mind it’s Sunday morning, so let’s plug her in, and let’s see what the truck says about how long it will take to charge.”

“Time to complete charge: Friday at 8:30 am and range increase is one mile per hour,” he said, making a total charge time of five days.

“And that’s what happens when you try to charge the largest battery truck using a 120 outlet,” he says. “Of course, you could have a level two or fast charger which would make it a lot quicker.”

A pro-EV nonprofit organization called Coltura has created “The EV Home Charging Cheat Sheet.”

There are upgrades to speed up charging. It is said that if your driving doesn’t require more than 40-50 miles daily, you can get by with a 120-volt charge.


Coltura’s cheat sheet stated that a 250v would run a Level 2 charger. It seems that most homes have some 250v circuitry, and with a 30 amp capacity, you could get 25-30 miles for each hour of charging.

The cheat sheet also said, “You might want to consider 40 or 50 amps to better future-proof your charger.”

“Also, level 2 charging equipment can cost “from $500 to $2,000 before installation,” although they noted you might get some money back from “state and utility incentives.” ”

“And they strongly recommend hiring an electrician, which for a job like this presumably would run $300-$500 (really depends on needed wiring alterations).”

The cheat sheet recommends only charging it up to 80 percent, which would extend the life of the battery.

There are still questions about EVs and the infrastructure to accommodate recharging stations.

Soruce: Western Journal