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Guide to Home EV Charging Stations


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Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Electric vehicles are catching on quickly throughout the country. Sales of electric vehicles have nearly doubled in the past few years, and all signs point to more EVs coming to the road. With all of these electric vehicles comes the need for quick charging, and that’s where a home EV charging station comes into play.

Home EV charging stations allow you to quickly power up an EV from your garage. These systems provide more power than a typical plug, making it simple to charge a vehicle in just a few hours or even minutes. EV charging stations can be installed easily in most homes using an existing plug or wiring up a new plug.

Level 2 and Level 3 EV Charging Stations

Depending on preference of speed, a level 2 or level 3 charger can be used for charging an electric vehicle. Technically, a level 1 charger (or a typical wall plug) can also be used, but it can take a long time to charge the vehicle.

  • Level 1 chargers (or type 1 chargers) are simply standard wall plugs. They output around 120 volts of power and 1.5 to 2 kW. They are the slowest option for powering up an EV, as it can take 20 hours to create 120 miles of vehicle charge.
  • Level 2 chargers (or type 2 chargers) are the next level up, providing much more power. They output around 240 volts of power and anywhere from 3 to 19 kW. They are a much faster option than a level 1 charger and can create 120 miles of vehicle charge in about six to eight hours.
  • Level 3 chargers (or type 3 chargers) are the most powerful EV chargers available. These styles of chargers can output anywhere from 300 to 600 volts and 120 to 240 kW. These chargers are the fastest way to charge an EV, providing 120 miles of vehicle charge in as little as 30 minutes.

Typical household plugs are considered level 1 chargers. Most public EV charging stations are level 2 chargers. The fastest and most powerful option is a level three charger. No matter the type of EV you may own, it’s important to know how long it will take to charge your vehicle.

Financing an EV Charging Station Installation

Installing an EV charging station in your home may seem a bit expensive, but it should not dissuade anyone from buying an EV or installing a charger. There are several options for financing the project.

Most states have tax incentives or grants that help reduce the cost of installing an EV charger. Look to local, state, or federal websites to see if you qualify for current incentives.

Certain brands of chargers will also offer discounts on their products. Visit an EV charger’s website to see if there are any promotions going on to determine if you can save a bit on the project.

Installing an EV Charging Station

The process to install an EV charging station at your home is easy for the customer. Blanton’s Air, Plumbing & Electric can perform the installation in a single day.

When you work with us for EC charging station installation, we’ll:

  • Obtain the proper permits from the city
  • Determine the best place to install the charger
  • Perform any electrical panel upgrade or rewiring that may be needed
  • Install the level 2 charger and test it out for functionality

Blanton’s has installed countless EV chargers throughout the Raleigh, NC, region. We can easily handle the installation for your home in as little as a day.

Schedule EV Charging Station Installation

If you own an electric vehicle, you need a way to charge it quickly. The last thing you want is to be stuck charging your vehicle for hours off of a regular plug when you have somewhere to go.

Trust Blanton’s to install a powerful level 2 EV charger on your property. With a level 2 charger, you can power up your vehicle in just a few hours. We make installation a breeze and you can rest assured that the wiring is done safely.

Contact us today to schedule EV charger installation at your home.

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