How long do I have to drive after jump start?
Similarly, how long drive after battery dies?
If you are asking “How do long should I keep the engine running after jump-starting a dead battery?” then the answer varies. If the battery is minimally drained, you should drive the vehicle for roughly 30 minutes. Do not just idle with it parked.
Just so, can I drive my car after jump start?
So driving away after jump starting a completely DEAD battery will NOT charge up your battery. Even if the battery has some amps, most drivers drive off and crank up the blower motor, headlights, and rear window defogger. The discharged battery can't output enough power for all those loads plus the alternator.
The battery will charge faster if you rev the engine faster. Why? Because the faster the crankshaft turns, the faster it turns the belt that runs the alternator. And the faster the alternator turns, the more electricity it produces to run all the electrical stuff in the car — and recharge the battery.