- How to install a charger at your home
- Plug in every night and wake up charged
- Learn about the different types of charging available on the road
There are three levels to charging an electric vehicle. Fast charging, also referred to as “level 3 charging,” is the quickest way to charge your vehicle while on the go.
- 6-24 hours for a full charge
- Residential use only
- Uses a 120V outlet
- 2-12 hours for a full charge
- Residential and commercial use
- Can use a 240V outlet (also known as a dryer outlet) or be hardwired by an electrician.
- 15 – 90 minutes for a full charge
- Not for home installation. Fast chargers are utilized in public commercial areas only.
If you plan to utilize Level 1 charging, you likely have everything you need already. Most vehicles come with a level 1 charge cord. All you need is a standard 120V wall outlet to plug it into.
If you plan to utilize Level 2 charging, you will need to purchase a Level 2 charging station and consult with a licensed electrician to power it. Level 2 units can be hardwired or plugged into a 240V outlet (also known as a dryer outlet). If you already have a 240V outlet where you park, installation may be simple. Before purchasing a charging system, we recommend consulting with a licensed electrician to confirm your electric capacity and to install the type of outlet needed for your desired charging system.