Electric vehicles are becoming more popular, especially as we see greener environmental options. If you own or are planning to purchase an electric vehicle, it is important to understand the different types of chargers, and which one would work best for you. Big City Electric installs EV chargers at homes to ensure you receive the best charge for your electric vehicle.

Level 1

Level 1 chargers are sold with your vehicle and are used at home to charge your car. These chargers have the lowest power and will generally take your car the entire night to charge fully. While this is a great option for some, most people would rather have a faster charging station.

Level 2

A level 2 charger is an electric vehicle charger that you can purchase separately from your car. This type of charger offers a quick charge. Level 2 chargers require a professional installation, as wires will need to be run for your EV charger. A certified electrician can install your level 2 charger. This charger can charge your vehicle quickly, reducing the time by over half of what your level 1 charger can do. This is the recommended type of charger to have at your home.

Level 3

Level 3 chargers are very fast charging. These types of chargers are the ones you see in public places. In comparison, these chargers charge a battery quickly; once the battery hits a certain level, it will drastically slow down. When this occurs, you would want to switch to a level 2; because of this, it is not common to have these types of chargers installed at home.

If you are looking to have a fast electric vehicle charger installed at your home, contact a certified electrician. They can run wiring, add panels, and ensure the charger is properly installed.