EV (Electric Vehicle) Charging Systems
Electrical vehicle (EV) charging systems are becoming as necessary as kitchen appliances as more and more people, companies, and public agencies are purchasing electric and hybrid vehicles. Public EV charging stations are becoming more and more plentiful as public agencies and certain types of businesses realize it’s important to provide places for travelers to charge up.
It’s also important to have 24/7 access to EV charging at home and on the job, places where you don’t have to burn up energy driving to and from charging stations. Not only is an EV charging station at home convenient, but it can also actually add value to your home.
Electric vehicles come with a charger that can be plugged into a standard 120V outlet. While these charges are “ready-to-go” and don’t need any special installation, they have some downsides:
- These Level 1 chargers aren’t very powerful and can take overnight or longer to charge your vehicle.
- They can be inconvenient because you need to park your EV as close as possible to an outlet.
- If you don’t have a garage or an exterior outlet, you may not be able to charge your car without some electrical work on the property.
- They can increase your electricity usage, which defeats one of the green-energy reasons for buying an EV.
Level 2 chargers can charge an EV in a few hours, meaning you can get more than one charge in a 24 hour period and charge additional vehicles if your family has more EVs.
The difference is that Level 2 EV chargers require a dedicated 240-volt circuit and need to be installed by a qualified electrician. The electricians from Premium Power Systems are qualified, experienced, and trained to install Level 2 EV chargers.
- At home, a Level 2 charging station means you can charge all of your EVs while relaxing, enjoying dinner, or family activities.
- On the job, company EVs can be charged when not in use, keeping them ready for work.