The electric vehicle (EV) is here to stay. There’s little doubt about that. But while the last vestiges of resistance to the technology have crumbled in recent years a significant technical challenge has emerged: where to charge them? Just as early Model A owners had a difficult time finding gas stations so too the pioneers leading the way with their private electric vehicles often find it difficult to locate a public charging station. The solution? Residential EV Charging Station installation from EVdirect. We install more residential EV charging stations than any other company in Ontario and we can install one for you for less than you imagine.
Residential EV Charging Station Installation: The Answer to the Charging Blues
It’s not easy being an EV pioneer primarily because it isn’t always easy to find somewhere to charge up. While the number of public charging stations has been increasing it still falls woefully short of what anyone would consider sufficient. That’s where we come in. We’re EVdirect and we perform residential charging station installation for your electric vehicle so that you can free yourself and your car from the curse of the chronically low battery. We feature EV Charging Stations from today’s top manufacturers including FLO, Bosch, Tesla, SunCountryHigway, EVduty, EVBox and more.
What you Need to Know
When it comes to residential EV Charging Stations you’ll need to decide which level of charger you need before selecting a brand. There are 3 levels of charging currently available, although level 3 is predominately used for fleet charging and highway charging. Everyone who owns an electric vehicle will need to choose between the first 2 types of residential EV charging stations.
- Level 1 – A level 1 charging station is basically equivalent to plugging your car into a standard household 120 volt AC outlet. It’s the slowest method of recharging your electric vehicle as it will usually take about 20 hours to completely charge a typical EV battery. On the upside it’s by far the least expensive type of residential EV Charging Station. If you don’t drive your EV very much this may be the perfect solution for you.
- Level 2 – The level 2 charging station utilizes a 240 volt AC power source with the result being significantly faster charging times than you’ll get with a level 1 charger. With a level 2 charging station it will only take from 3 to 8 hours to fully charge your battery. It will cost you a bit more to install the level 2 charging station in your garage or on the exterior of your home but the faster charging time will likely make it all worthwhile.
- Level 3 – The level 3 charging station is known in EV circles as a “DC Fast Charger”. That’s because you can typically achieve a 75-80% charge with one of these 480 volt DC fast charging stations in less than 30 minutes. If there’s a downside it’s that they’re clearly the most expensive type of commercial EV Charging Station installation.
Dedicated to Your Complete Satisfaction
When you choose the licensed electricians and electric vehicle experts at EVdirect for your residential EV Charging Station installation you’re choosing the company more Ontario residents trust than any other for their EV Charging Station needs. Because we’re not manufacturers we can give you a completely honest and unbiased opinion about exactly which brand and which level of charging station is right for your house and your particular electric vehicle. We’ll then proceed with the installation straight away so that you can start taking advantage of it as soon as possible.