EV and Charging FAQs

How do I charge an EV at home?

Most people who buy an EV, install a level 2 charger in a garage, driveway, or side of the home. Level 1 chargers are often included with vehicle purchase but are slow (5 miles of charge/hour)

How do I install a level 2 charger?

Level 2 chargers require a 240-volt outlet (electric clothes dryer equivalent). Some homeowners may need to upgrade their electrical panel if they have an older or underpowered home. A licensed electrician is in order. Chargers are typically installed in garages but can be mounted on pedestals in driveways, along curbs, or on the side of buildings.

What can I expect from a level 2 charger?

Charging capabilities are between 25-30 miles per hour, so most EVs will fully charge overnight.

How much does it cost to install an EV charger at my house?

Typical level 2 chargers can be installed for as little as $800 with most installed under $2000 with site work. Panel upgrades will cost more.

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