Three Advantages of Home Charging for EV Owners
Updated: Mar 23
Getting ready to purchase your very first electric vehicle ("EV") is certainly exciting, but you may have some questions about charging your new EV at your home. Most of us are used to relying on gasoline in order to keep their car running. Rest assured that the idea of being able to charge your vehicle right in the comfort of your home isn't too good to be true - it's reality!
Home charging stations are totally safe (provided they are installed correctly), less expensive, and of course, incredibly convenient. Here, Pacific Light & Energy will break down just three of the benefits you can see by installing an EV charging station in your home.
With a Level II EV charger, it typically takes anywhere from four to six hours in order to grant your EV a full charge. If you have somewhere to be early the next morning, are you really going to wait for six hours at a public charging station? Even worse, what happens if you get to this public charging station just to see that there's a lineup and you'll have to wait even longer?
Installing an EV charging station in your home remedies this issue with ease, as you can drive home with the comfort in knowing that all you have to do is plug in your EV once you're home and you can wake up with a fully charged EV ready to hit the road!
Paying a flat fee for your at-home EV charging station will grant you all the energy you need for your EV while avoiding having to buy battery power from a third-party provider each time you need a charge. You may notice a small increase in your electricity bill, but ultimately you will still be saving money month-by-month by saving trips to public charging stations or having to pay third-party providers.
There are a variety of options available for you to find your very own EV charging station, ranging from anywhere between $300 and $2000 depending on if you decide to go with a Level I, Level II, or Level III charging stations.
You'll also want to make sure that you have an EV-certified electrician handy to install your at-home charging station, and Pacific Light & Energy is happy to step in here to make sure that not only are you getting the EV charging station that makes the most sense for you, but also that you can rest assured knowing that it has been installed correctly and is operating at peak efficiency.
Understandably, most residential areas are inherently safer than public areas where you would assume the same risks as parking your car in a lot or on the street. Your car could be vandalized, damaged by the elements, or worse.
By installing an EV charging station at your residence, you avoid these risks and keep you and your new EV safe and secure while enjoying the peace of mind that comes with being safe and sound wherever you call home.
Furthermore, with Pacific Light & Energy there to help make sure your EV charging station has been installed correctly, you'll sleep easy with the knowledge that your residential charger is operating safely and securely while providing your EV with a full charge when it comes time to hit the road.
Interested in learning more about residential EV charging stations? Have another question we didn't answer here? Click the button above to reach out and Pacific Light & Energy will be happy to help you understand all of the benefits you could capitalize on by installing a residential EV charging station at your home.