The electric vehicle has come a long way since it was first introduced more than a century ago. Today there are more than 2 million on the roads worldwide and sales are poised to explode over the next few years. All those electric vehicles (EVs) are good news for the environment but charging them can be an issue unless you have an EV charging station from EVdirect installed in your garage or business car park. Without the ability to charge your EV yourself you’re faced with the prospect of having to find a publicly accessible charging station somewhere. And while there are more of those today then there were 5 years ago, the total number in Ontario is still less than 300. For many then having their own residential or commercial charging station is the way to go and many will choose Level 1 chargers for their affordability and practicality.
What are Level 1 Chargers?
EV Charging Station fall into 4 categories with Level 1 being the most basic. A Level 1 EV Charging Station is one that operates using standard 120 volt AC current. That’s the same that you use to power your lights and the vast majority of appliances and hi-tech devices around your home or office. Many business owners prefer to offer Level 1 charging stations because they allow for more effective management of energy, are simple and inexpensive to install and typically meet the needs of employees most of whom, studies show, travel less than 30 miles to work. With Level 1 chargers they can easily recoup that range in a matter of 5 or 6 hours while they’re going about their work day. Schools, hotels and resorts are examples of other places where Level 1 charging can be cost-effective.
Likewise, many homeowners favour Level 1 chargers for their electric vehicles and for many of the same reasons. If they use their EV primarily for commuting there will be ample time to recharge it overnight. Even if they do use the EV after the work day is done chances are good that most of the trips taken from the house are relatively short hops to the shopping mall, restaurant or a friend’s house. When the car is returned at the end of the evening it typically sits for many hours meaning a Level 1 charger, slow though it may be, is still more than adequate to recoup the range lost before the EV is called upon again.
Call EVdirect @ 416-635-6854 today to find out if Level 1 Charger are right for you.
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EVdirect is the industry leader in providing state-of-the-art EV charger sales and installation to Ontario customers. We offer a full line of Level 1 EV Charging Station from leading manufacturers like Bosch, ClipperCreek, JuiceBox, Chargepoint and more. And we provide top-notch, affordable installation services as well. If the time has come to graduate to an environmentally responsible electric vehicle you’ll want to make sure you have the right EV charger to power it. EVdirect can supply and install it for you.