Installing an EV Home Charging Station
Because mainstream electric vehicles are relatively new, many people still don’t know much about them. For many, how to keep them charged is a bit of a mystery. Here we discuss how these cars can be charged using a home EV charging station.
Level 1 Charger: No Installation Necessary
Every home right now has Level 1 charging ability. This comes from a regular 120-volt outlet. The only issue with this type of charger, however, is that it doesn’t supply a lot of power.
You’ll probably only get four or so miles of driving range added per hour. This is why it pays to go up a level.
Putting in a Level 2 Charger
The best way to always ensure that you can get your car’s battery charged is with a Level 2 charger. This is a 240-volt outlet that will generally charge up a battery in about 10 hours or so. Probably the easiest way to put this type of charger in is just to have a 240-volt outlet installed–which Chevrolet will do for free with the purchase of a new 2022 Chevy Bolt or Chevy Bolt EUV.
If you put it in your garage or another place accessible to your car, you’ll be good to go. You may also be able to get an adapter for the outlet your dryer currently uses.
What About Level 3 Charging?
Level 3 charging is not something you’d be able to have at your home, as it involves a lot of power. You can, however, take advantage of these powerplants at public charging stations. These can typically charge a battery up to 80 percent in less than an hour.
Any questions about charging an electric vehicle? Get in touch with Patriot Chevy of Warminster. And if you haven’t picked out an EV yet, come see what’s in stock.