Benefits of a 220/240-volt charging station:
- Reduce full charging time to approximately 4 hours
- Charge your vehicle when it's convenient for you
This charging station will require a 220/240-volt, 40-amp dedicated circuit connected to a breaker,
and the station will need to be hardwired directly to the circuit by a certified electrician.
Can a standard 110/120-volt household outlet be used to charge an electric vehicle?
Yes, electric vehicles can be charged with any 110/120V, 15-amp or 110/120V, 20-amp circuit,
although it will take considerably longer than with a 220/240-volt charging station.
Does the cost of a 220/240-volt home charging station include installation?
No, installation is separate. A charging station needs to be professionally installed by a licensed electrician.
The average price for a standard install will range from $1,000 to $1,600. The price may be higher or lower
depending on the specific installation requirements and specifications for your garage and home.
Myth: Electric vehicles take too long to charge
FACT:The most convenient place and time to charge is at home while you sleep. Even using the slowest 120-volt outlet,
your electric car can be left to charge overnight, producing about 40 miles of range. Most new battery electric and
plug-in hybrid vehicles will charge from 240-volt outlets, providing double or triple the charge in the same amount
of time. Charging stations that reduce charging time even more are beginning to appear.