If you have joined the electric vehicle (EV) world and now own an electric car, you are likely learning all sorts of new things about charging and maintaining your battery. If you are new to this world, there is a lot to learn, and you likely have several questions about EV charging at home. There are benefits that come when you have a charging station installed at your home. Peterkin Electric is here to talk about why you should consider having an EV charging station installed at your home.
Is it Cheaper to Charge EV at Home?
One of the biggest benefits that comes from driving an electric vehicle is the cost savings. When you are used to filling your car up with gas to get you around, you will quickly find out how much more cost effective it is to drive an electric car. When you rely on public charging stations to charge your electric car, it is still more cost effective, but to truly understand how cheap it can be to drive your EV, you need to have a charging station installed at your home. While it may cost some money to have a level 2 charging station in your garage, you will find that you save a lot of money by drawing from that same power that is used to heat and cool your home. You will pay much less than paying to use a public charging station.
EV Charging at Home is Convenient
Nothing beats the convenience of charging your vehicle at home. It can take a good chunk of your time to charge your vehicle at a public charging station. The most convenient way to charge your EV is to plug it in when you go to bed, so it is charged and ready to take you where you need to go the next day. When you have your own charger at your home, this is an easy thing to do.
Is Slow Charging Better for EV Battery?
Another reason you should seriously consider having a level 2 charging station installed in your garage is the battery life of your vehicle. It is much better for your battery to charge it slowly on a level 2 charger than the faster chargers that are used at public charging stations. You will get more out of your vehicle when you let it slowly charge overnight. You also don’t have to worry about your vehicle getting vandalized or damaged when it is charging in your garage or at your home.
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation & More in Laguna Woods, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Irvine, Lake Forest & Orange County, California
If you have an electric car and are interested in having a level 2 charging station installed at your home, you can count on Peterkin Electric to handle it for you. We will ensure your charging station is installed properly and wired properly into the electrical system that powers your home. We know how important this is for EV owners. Call us today!