Electric vehicles are undoubtedly the future of transportation. In fact, electric vehicles sales will pass traditional combustible engine cars by as early as 2023. With the future of transportation on the cusp of change, you’re preparing for the shift.
You may have already purchased an electric vehicle or plan to buy one with your next automobile purchase. Getting an electric car comes with further challenges and changes that will affect your home and transportation habits.
Here’s what you need to know about electric vehicle ownership!
Electric Vehicle Charger Installation
Electric vehicle charger (or EV Charger) is one of the first accommodations you must make to your home. Contact a trusted electrical contractor with assistance in determining the right location for the EV charger.
There are certain advantages and drawbacks to installing an at-home charging system.
● Convenient & Dependable
● Increased Property Value
● Potential Tax Credit
● Cost-Effective Charging
● Upfront Installation Cost
● Lengthy Charge Times
How Long Does It Take to Charge an EV?
In short: the amount of time it takes to charge an electric vehicle varies. Here are the varying charge times:
Level 1 EV Chargers
Level one EV charges have a grounded 120-volt, 15 amp, which can add 50 miles to your driving range in about 10 hours. With that being said, that’s not a lot of range for how long it chargers. However, you can plug Level one chargers into a standard outlet.
Level 2 EV Chargers
A level two EV charger with a 40 amp, the 240-volt receptacle can give you around 200 miles of driving range in about five hours, which is far better than level one.
DC EV Chargers
DC EV chargers are the top-of-the-line when it comes to electric vehicles. DC EV chargers’ output 250kW-350kW can give a near-full charge in half an hour!
EV Chargers: A Few More Things to Know
When it comes to transitioning your home for electric vehicles and electric vehicle chargers, there are a few additional tips to keep in mind:
When installing an EV charger in your home or garage, you may want to consider upgrading your electrical panel to handle the increased capacity better.
You may also choose your driving style's power of charger you desire. If you work from home full-time and only run errands with your car, a level one or two charging stations should be just fine. However, if you commute extensively, a level two of DC may be the right option may be right for you,
Questions About EV Charging? Contact Harrison Electric!
When you decide to switch to electric vehicles, you will face some challenges. For expert assistance on electric cars and charger installation, contact Harrison Electric!
Get a quote online or give us a call at 763-544-3300 today!