Electric vehicles (EVs) are making headway as the automobiles of the future. According to Reuters, it is estimated that about 50% of cars on the road will be electric by the year 2050. However, electric vehicles have slowly been gaining traction and, as a consequence, so have EV charging stations. When it comes to EV charger installation, you can trust Performance’s licensed electricians to perform fast and efficient services, with next-day installation available at no additional fee.
Our EV Charger Installation Services
Residential electric car charging stations must be installed by a licensed electrical contractor like Performance AC in order to install a new electrical circuit fit for a car charger outlet. Our experienced electricians offer electric car charger installation services, including Tesla charger installation, home charging stations, and even Nissa Leaf charging stations.
Our team of licensed electricians will be able to safely install your electric car charging station for popular makes and electric car models from Tesla to Nissan, Audi, Porsche, and more.
In addition, you can trust that our team is knowledgeable about a wide range of models and forms of electric car charger installation. From regular car charger outlet to EV wall charger installation, we can install your car charger in the best way for you and your home.
Different Types of Electric Car Chargers We Install
Different Electric car chargers recharge your car at three different levels with three different speeds measured by kilowatts. How long to charge an electric car really depends on the type of charging station you have installed. Let’s take a look at how your electric vehicle will charge when plugged into each level.
Level 1 EV Chargers
The basic electric car charger that comes with your vehicle will plug into any standard 3-prong 120V outlet. This charging level is considered a Level 1 and will typically fully charge your vehicle within 20 hours. It’s best to leave your vehicle plugged into this type of charge overnight or for an extended period.
Level 2 EV Chargers
A Level 2 charge will charge your vehicle three to seven times faster than a Level 1, which means you’ll get on the road faster than ever before. But since this level needs a 240V outlet, a licensed electrician is required to perform the EV charger installation. Most public EV charging stations are Level 2.
Level 3 EV Chargers
Also known as DCFC or the DC Fast Charger, Level 3 chargers are the fastest way to supercharge your electric car. Level 3 chargers only work if your battery is below 80% and will quickly charge your vehicle back to full battery capacity. DC Fast Chargers are best for giving your car the extra boost it needs.
No matter which car charger you are aiming for, you can trust Performance AC EV charging station contractors to install it right. Contact us now to learn more about EV charger installation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Charge an Electric Car?
Electric vehicles are powered by batteries instead of gasoline, so you’ll need a designated area to charge. Ideally, this area is where you park your car, like a garage or carport. Regardless of where you decide to charge your electric car, EV charging stations are durable and weatherproof.
Follow this step-by-step guide to charging your electric car:
1. Choose a Charging Point
Whether you’re using a home charging station or a public charging station, locate the charging point you intend to use. Be mindful of the charging level, because that will determine how long you’ll be waiting.
2. Insert Connector Into Port
Place the charging connector into the port of your vehicle.
Now the waiting game begins. You could be waiting a few minutes up to a few hours depending on the type of charging level you chose. When charging is complete, unplug your connector and place it back in the dock.
Contact us to learn more about charging your electric vehicle.
How Long Should You Charge an Electric Car?
The time it takes to charge your electric vehicle depends on your battery and the type of EV charging station you’re using. While charging an electric car with a level 1 car EV charger could take you 20 hours, a level 3 car charger outlet could reduce this time to as low as 30 minutes.
It’s best to charge your electric vehicle throughout the day and to fully charge it overnight, much like a phone or laptop.
Charge Your Electric Vehicle With Performance AC
Electric vehicles are new and exciting, but with anything new comes a learning curve. Performance AC EV charging station contractors are licensed with the best training and expertise needed to install your electric vehicle charging station. From Tesla wall charger installations to Nissan Leaf charging stations, Performance AC has got you covered for your next EV charging station installation.