Electric Vehicle (EV) Home Charging Equipment Installation for Tesla & Other Electric Vehicles
The best place to charge your Tesla or other Electric Vehicle is at home. Charge your EV overnight while you sleep for a full charge and your vehicle is ready for the following day. Because residential charging is convenient and inexpensive, most plug-in electric vehicle (also known as electric cars or EVs) drivers do more than 80% of their electric vehicle charging at home.
All mass-produced electric vehicles today include a charging unit which you are able to plug into any standard 110v outlet. This unit makes it possible to charge your Tesla or other Electric Vehicle from regular household electrical outlets.
The downside of EV charging with a 110v outlet is that it takes a while. This is known as a Level 1 charger, which, according to Energy.gov provides approximately 2 to 5 miles of driving range per hour charged.
For drivers who drive more than 40 miles per day you may find that standard 110v outlets are insufficient for your electric vehicle charging needs. Home EV charging with a higher-voltage outlet greatly reduces electric vehicle charging time and adds more miles of driving range to your electric vehicle in the same period. Using 240v Level 2 Home Charging equipment charges electric cars faster.
Level 2 electric vehicle charging equipment for your home can add between 10 to 60 miles of driving range to an electric vehicle per hour of charging time, making it suitable for all Teslas and other EVs. However, Level 2 home electric vehicle charging stations require a special cord and special charging equipment as well as a dedicated electrical circuit of 20 to 100 amps.
Speed up the charging time of your Tesla or other electric vehicle at home when you have an EV charging station installed by Allpoint Electric! Our licensed electricians perform any electrical system upgrades your home may need for faster charging of your Tesla or other electric vehicles. Contact Allpoint Electric today to learn more!
For homes with adequate electrical service, installation is usually relatively inexpensive. However, costs can be higher if an electrical service upgrade is required. As at home electric vehicle charging station installations must comply with local, state, and national codes and regulations, be sure to work with a licensed electrical contractor like Allpoint Electric.
There is a variety of equipment for Level 2 in home EV charging equipment available, ranging from simple models with standard safety features and status lights to more advanced products that have features with enhanced displays, charging timers, smartphone connections, and keypads. There are a number of options available for residential electric vehicle charging systems. Contact Allpoint Electric today to learn more!