Electrical Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations
By 2030, more than 18 million electric vehicles will be on the road in the US, according to the Edison Electric Institute.Those EV’s will require an estimated 9.6 million charging ports. Some worry that there won’t be enough charging stations available if they make the investment in this type of vehicle.As of November, the Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, noted that Maryland has over 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations in the state for approximately 41,000 vehicles. Having the ability to charge your electric car at home is vital to keeping you on the road and ready for life.
There are three types of EV charging stations.A level 1 charger is usually what comes your EV when you purchase it.It plugs into a 120-volt outlet and usually provides about 2-5 miles of driving per hour charged.Not bad if you travel short distances.
Most homeowners would benefit from an upgrade to a Level 2 charging station which will provide 10-20 miles of charge per hour charged. That is quite a jump from the level 1 charger.Level 2 chargers should be professionally installed as the require more equipment and voltage to work safely and properly.
The type of vehicle charging station you have in your home will depend on how much you use your electric vehicle and how far you travel on a daily basis.Our experienced and licensed electricians can install the EV charging station that you need so that you can live with the piece of mind that your car is ready to roll when you are.