How To Prepare Your Home for an Electric Vehicle

2022 Chevy Bolt Electric

 

The future is officially here! More and more people are making the switch to electric cars and you need to be prepared. Do you know how to prepare your home for an electric car? There are some infrastructure changes you’ll need to make in your garage, but thankfully, those aren’t too complex. Pride Chevrolet, Inc. is going to tell you all about it, so sit tight and be sure to consider service with us too!

 

Level 1 and Level 2 Chargers

First off, drivers in Revere and Saugus should know that there are two levels of vehicle chargers, level 1 and level 2. What’s the difference and how does it impact how to prepare your garage for an electric vehicle? Let’s go into detail.

A level 1 charger gives you the standard household current of 110 or 120 volts and comes with most plug-in vehicles when you buy them. They are typically three-prong household plugs that run from the control box into the wall, with another longer cord that goes from the box into your car. They offer three to five miles of charge for every hour, which can take a long time.

On the other hand, you have level 2 chargers, which are typically 220 or 240 volts and provide up to 25 miles per hour of charge. They are a much better option for those who drive a lot during the day, but they will generally require an electrician or a skilled DIY hand to get installed.

One way to get the fast charge you want in Chelsea without paying a ton of money is to use the dryer plug in your garage. This refers to a 220 or 240 volt plug that’s found in most garages that is there to provide power to appliances. You can buy a 30 amp charger from the hardware store and plug it into the wall to provide fast charging for your vehicle, but this does require that you pick between your car and the dryer.

Pride Chevrolet, Inc.: Your Electric HQ in Lynn 

Got a question about an electric vehicle or about preparing your home for one? Want to schedule service with us and fix something on your current car? Pride Chevrolet, Inc. can help! We’re here to answer any question you may have and we always use OEM parts to ensure the best possible repair job. Contact us today to learn more.

 

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