If you’re looking to install an EV charging station at home, Freysinger Mazda is here to help. We believe it should be easy and affordable to transition to alternative energy driving. That’s why we’re sharing all you need to know about setting up home charging stations and keeping your EV model powered up and ready to ride.
EV Charging Levels at a Glance
Before you can install a home charging station, it’s important to understand the three charging levels and what they mean, as only some are appropriate for at-home charging.
Level 1 Charging
Level 1 charging is the lowest charging level. Because it takes a long time to charge using Level 1 charging, it’s typically reserved for plug-in hybrid vehicles, rather than fully electric cars. You can use Level 1 charging with the outlets already available in residential homes.
Level 2 Charging
If you’re installing an EV charging system at home, it will be a Level 2 charging station. Level 2 charging allows you to charge your vehicle overnight, which makes it a good option for daily driving.
Level 3 Charging
Level 3 charging is the fast charging option, and is often referred to as Fast Charging. Because the voltage is so high, it cannot be installed in residential homes, which is why Fast Charging is only available at public stations.
How Do I Install an EV Charging Station in My Home?
When you’re ready to install an EV charging station, consider the type of Mazda vehicle you have, like whether it’s an EV or plug-in hybrid vehicle, where you’ll be parking it to charge, and what time of day you’ll be charging most often. Then it’s simply a matter of calling local contractors and finding the best installation team for your needs.
It’s also a good idea to check out federal incentives for charging stations, which may be available up to $1,000.
Learn more about EV charging and driving here at Freysinger Mazda in Mechanicsburg, PA.