Your Guide to Charging an Electric Vehicle

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Woman charging Lexus RZ outside a house

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Electric Charger Options


Level 1

Any Outlet


Requiring no additional installation, Level 1 charging{1} is as simple as plugging your phone or laptop into a standard 120-volt household outlet. Averaging up to four miles of replenished range per hour that it's plugged in,{2} this more leisurely charging method is ideal if you have a short commute.


Level 2

Home + Public


Like many large appliances in your home, these faster chargers require a 420-volt outlet. Installed in your home by a licensed electrician and also frequently located in public charging stations. Level 2 chargers offer the added flexibility of charging at home or when out and about.


Level 3



Replenishing your range as quickly as up to 3 miles per minute in ideal conditions,{3} this can be the fastest way to charge. Level 3 chargers use direct current (DC) instead of alternating current (AC) power. Currently, DC Fast Chargers are only available at public charging stations.

Benefits of owning an EV in Hawaii


HOV Lane Access

Electric vehicle drivers in Hawaii are exempt from the 2+ passenger restriction for the carpool lanes.{6}


Free Meter Parking

In Hawaii, electric vehicles are exempt from fees at city/county parking meters for up to 2.5 hours or the maximum time the meter allows, whichever is shorter.{6}


Zero Tailpipe Emissions

Help to reduce your carbon footprint with a zero-emission vehicle.


Regenerative Braking

Regenerative brakes can help convert your braking energy into electricity to recharge the battery and extend the car’s range.


Save on Maintenance

Without a combustion engine, there is no need for oil or transmission fluid changes. Regenerative braking also helps to reduce maintenance by reducing brake wear.


Save with Electricity

With greater fuel efficiency on all-electric vehicles, you can go further on less. Combined with the convenience of at-home charging, your electric car can also save you time and effort.


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 chargers.

Yes, you can plug in a Level 1 charger into a regular 120-volt outlet to charge your EV. However, compared to the Level 2 or Level 3 charging, the Level 1 charging has a slower charging speed, which is best for those with short commutes or Plug-in Hybrid vehicles.

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, majority of 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 video on this page to learn more.

The time to charge your EV can vary depending what level of charging you are using, the electric range of your vehicle, as well as many external factors. In optimal conditions, the Lexus RZ can be charged to 80% in as fast as 1 hour with a Level 3 charger, fully charged in 11 hours with a Level 2 charger, or fully charged in 50 hours using a Level 1 charger.

Prices can widely vary depending on your home and what type of work would be needed to install a Level 2 charger. If you already have a 240V outlet available such as a dryer outlet, it should be easier to install and should cost less than $500. If you do not, depending on the work that needs to be done it can generally fall somewhere between $1,000 to $2,500.

Explore Our All-Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

3 Models



2023 RZ

$58,320 Starting MSRP1

220 mi Est. Range2

The very first fully electric Lexus has arrived. The all-new Lexus RZ 450e exhilarates with DIRECT4 all-wheel drive. Plus, with a manufacturer-estimated all-electric range2 of up to 220 miles, the Lexus RZ 450e can take you well beyond your everyday commute.


NX 450H+ - PHEV

NX 450h+ AWD - PHEV

$56,375 Starting MSRP1

84/37 est. MPG2

304 combined horsepower. 0–60 in just 6.0 seconds.6 EPA-estimated 37 miles4 of pure EV driving. And an all-new Lexus interface5 with a 14-inch touchscreen display. The NX 450h+ Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle launches a new era of electrification, performance, and technology.


RX 450h+ Luxury AWD - PHEV

RX 450h+ Luxury AWD – PHEV

$68,550 Starting MSRP1

83 mi Est. Range2

Electric for short trips. And the go-anywhere confidence of proven hybrid technology for longer journeys. Introducing the first-ever RX 450h+. An innovative new take on luxury, this plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) gives drivers the best of all worlds, with a manufacturer-estimated 35-mile range of pure EV driving, and up to a manufacturer-estimated 83 MPGe.
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