Do you drive an electric car or are you starting to think about making the switch? Recharging an electric vehicle (EV) is a new routine to get into and it isn’t always super convenient. Option A: You end up killing time at a public electric vehicle charging station nearby, or Option B: you’re stuck at home waiting for the basic charger to slowly recharge your car. Good news is, there’s actually an Option C that is better for your time and money: installing an electric car charger in your home.
Whether you already drive an EV or you’re doing some research before getting one, use this blog post from Snow’s Fuel Company to learn more about efficient at-home EV charging station installations.
How Residential Electric Car Chargers Work
EV charging stations are pretty straightforward. They harness electricity from one or several sources to distribute power to the electric battery in your vehicle. There are several standard charging plus and corresponding outlets, depending on your vehicle’s make and model.
Different Kinds of EV Charging Stations
- Level 1 Electric Car Chargers
Level 1 EV chargers use standard 120-volt outlets found in homes or personal garages. This is the slowest type of EV charger, looks like a standard three-prong cord, and offers roughly five miles of range per hour of charging.
- Level 2 Electric Car Chargers
The next step up, level 2 EV chargers can provide an excess of 20 miles of range per hour of charging. They recharge much faster than a standard Level 1 charger and are a great option for homeowners looking to add a residential EV charging station.
- DC Fast-Charging Stations
The fastest charging stations, these are public EV charging stations found around town.
Why Install a Personal EV Charging Station?
So, why install an EV charging station at your Cape Cod home if you already have a perfectly fine charging cord? Level 2 electric car charging stations are the best choice for home charging because they are fast, safe, reliable, and extremely convenient. Your electric car will charge up to 10 times faster than with your plain charging cord, making life with an EV even better than before.
Snow’s is proud to offer professional electric car charging station installations for our customers on the Cape. Our team of licensed electricians is qualified to install EV charging stations for residential properties. Contact us to get an estimate on an electric car charger for your home today!