EV Charger Installation for Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles have become mainstream in recent years as the public is getting more familiar with the technology. If you care about the environment and want to reduce your carbon footprint, owning an electric vehicle is one of the best ways to do so. While it does increase your electricity costs, it's more or less a similar amount to what you would have spent on a fuel-driven car.
Electric cars require charging just like your cell phone or laptop, except the charging stations are a lot bigger. If you own an electric vehicle, chances are likely you're looking to upgrade your home charging station. Local Solar is here to help you out with switching from Level 2 to Level 2 charging stations for your EVs.
Looking for Electric Car charging Solutions?
Getting an EV charger installed comes as a packaged deal when you buy an electric vehicle from any electric vehicle brand. These chargers, categorized as Level 1 charging stations, usually provide 5 miles per hour on charge on average. That means your car gets charged for 40 miles on average overnight. While this is serviceable if your driving range throughout the day is within a limited area, for long-distance driving this is not a good solution.
If you're someone who has to drive long distances on a regular basis for work or business, this is not feasible even with DC fast chargers. And complimentary public charging on the road or too few to rely upon unlike a gas station available every few miles. Or worse, even unavailable depending on where you live. Considering all these factors, an upgrade to our EV charging station can be a smart move on your part as an EV driver.
Getting Level 2 EV Chargers for Better Results
The proper term for Level 2 charging stations is EVSE (Electric vehicle supply equipment), and these charging stations are way better than their Level 1 counterparts. With affordable installation costs, you can easily take your car's battery into overdrive mode.
Before installing Level 2 EV chargers, you need to first ensure your home's electrical system can handle the power usage. EV cables fit with most standard wall outlets, so this shouldn't be too much of an issue.
If you have solar panels installed, your home charging costs can be reduced even further. Property owners can greatly reduce fuel costs by combining solar panels with an EV charger.
How Does Level 2 EV Benefit You?
For starters, how does 6 times the charge rate sound to you? Level 2 EV chargers change 25 miles per hour, which means a single charge overnight can let you drive 200 miles. If that doesn't sound like an upgrade to you, we don't know what is.
The performance improvement of Level 2 chargers doesn't come at greater energy costs too, as Level 2 charging stations use just a bit higher kilowatt per hour. EV owners can rest assured that they don't have to burn through their pockets for fast charging.