Electric Vehicle EV Charger Installation

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With electric vehicles becoming more common, it is pertinent for consumers to learn more about electric vehicle chargers. Unless you love waiting in line and standing outside for 30 minutes or longer, it is a good idea to have an EV charger installed at home. With an at-home EV charger, you can easily charge your vehicle overnight so you’ll be ready to go every morning. The only issue is that installing an EV charger is not going to be easy. In fact, it could potentially be dangerous so you shouldn’t try to accomplish this on your own.

Today, it is common for most vehicle manufacturers to create conventional, EV, and hybrid vehicles. This only makes sense because it allows the company to cater to the largest group. Some states have passed laws to prevent consumers from buying gas-powered cars at some point in the future. Unfortunately, this means that everyone will need to switch to electric vehicles at some point. Since gas cars are going to be phased out, it may be wise to switch soon. Electric vehicles can be charged at home by using an at-home EV charger.

In some states, there are incentives for customers to switch to EVs and use at-home chargers. The federal government may also offer tax rebates for electric vehicles. Rebates may be eligible for electric vehicle chargers too. Some companies are creating hybrid cars. Although they embrace the EV model, they’re not true electric vehicles. Instead, consumers should consider switching to PEVs which are pure electric vehicles.

About Level 1 EV Chargers

Some PEVs come with chargers to ensure that owners can charge their vehicles at home. The only downside is that these chargers tend to be basic and slow. It can take many hours to charge your car using a level 1 charger. After all, these chargers plug into your standard 120-volt outlet. It may take up to 12 hours to completely charge your EV battery using a Level 1 charger. It is estimated that you could get up to 5 miles for every hour charged.

Suffice to say, this is far too slow for the average person. If you’re only going to charge your battery overnight, a level 1 charger may be a good option. Nevertheless, most customers need a faster charge. Therefore, it may be wise to upgrade to a level 2 charger. Individuals who are going to use a level 1 charger should do so safely.

Make sure the outlet is installed on a dedicated circuit. It’d also be a good idea to use a GFCI receptacle to avoid problems.

Understanding Level 2 Chargers

Level 2 chargers may be more expensive, but they’ll be well worth it. These chargers are faster so you can fully charge your vehicle’s battery in as little as six hours. Some batteries can be charged in just four hours. The charger will likely be mounted on an exterior wall or somewhere in your garage. The level 2 charger will have a cord that will be plugged into your electric vehicle.

Besides the added cost, level 2 chargers are going to be more difficult to install. They’re going to need 240 volts so that makes the installation more complex. This isn’t something you can do on your own with the right tools. You should take advantage of our EV charger installation service because we can have your new level 2 EV charger up and running in a matter of hours. Our technicians are licensed and bonded. Plus, they’ve installed countless EV chargers.

When you’re ready to go green, call our office to find out more about our EV charger installation services.

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