Electric vehicles offer many benefits over traditional petrol or diesel cars. They are environment-friendly, cheaper to run, and potentially reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

However, one of the main barriers to broader EV adoption is “range anxiety.” Range anxiety is the fear that your car will run out of charge before reaching its destination. The answer to this problem is installing an EV charging station at home so you can charge the car overnight.

There are many misconceptions about installing EV charging stations, which may discourage people from taking the step. This article will dispel some general misconceptions about installing EV charging stations at home.

Myth 1: EV charging stations are expensive to install

Level 2 chargers are the most popular choice for easy use at home and work. You can have a level 2 charger professionally installed by an electrician for a minimal cost. And the installation cost can vary depending on the specific circumstances of your home.

Myth 2: Only people with solar panels can charge their EVs at home

While it is true that solar panels may help offset the cost of charging an EV, you do not need them to install a home charger. EVs can be plugged into any standard household outlet, and many newer homes are being built with Level 2 chargers already installed.

Myth 3: You need a special permit to install an EV charger

In most cases, you will not need a permit to install an EV charger. However, it is recommended to speak to your EV charger installation company or building code authority to be sure.

Myth 4: Home EV charging stations take too much time to charge your EV fully

While it takes longer to charge an EV at home than at garage and outdoor stations, it is not as long as many think. A level 2 charger can fully charge most EVs in four to six hours.
Contact Big City Electric today to know more about EV charger installation. We can help you pick the correct home charger and ensure we install it perfectly.