Electric Car Charging Stations
If you’ve just bought your first electric car, congratulations! You are taking a huge step toward saving not only the environment, but also your own money. In order to get the most out of your new investment, it’s a good idea to have a dedicated charging station in your home. That way, you can rest assured that your car is getting the charge it needs while you’re asleep at night.
Charging your car instead of filling it with gas will involve a change in mentality for you. Instead of stopping at a gas station, start to think of your car like a tablet or other mobile device. Watch your charge meter and take every opportunity you have to fill it up. That way, your car will always be ready to get you wherever you need to go.
Home Charging Station Options
There are many choices when it comes to car charging stations for your home. They come in all different shapes and sizes. Your biggest decision will be the voltage for you in-home charging station. Using higher voltage means your car will charge faster, but it can also be more expensive to install. It’s up to you, and our expert technicians will help you choose what’s best for you
Option 1 – 120v Charging Stations
These charging stations use a regular plug, just like most of the plugs in your home. It takes these about 9 hours to charge your car for a 40-mile drive, so take this into consideration when you’re making your decision. If you don’t drive much or your commute is short, you don’t need to invest a lot of money to get your station up and running and keep you going.
Option 2 – 240v Charging Stations
240v charging stations use the same type of plug as your washing machine does. They average about 10 miles per hour of charge, though this will vary based on the type of car you have and the particular charging station you install. If you have a longer commute, don’t have access to a charging station at work, or like to have the flexibility to drive farther without waiting around for a charge, this might be the best option for you.
Option 3 – Specialized or Extra Powerful Charging Stations
If you need to charge your vehicle extra fast, we can give you a solution that will make that happen. A few vehicles, like the Tesla, also have charging options specific to that vehicle. These may charge the vehicle faster or interface better with it. If you need one of these solutions, our technicians will help you choose the one that’s best for you.
When you call Corley, you can trust that you’re getting an experienced charging station technician every time. Our techs will listen to your needs and help find the charging solution that will work best for your vehicle and your home. We’ll get it installed fast, too, so you and your new electric car can both function as well as possible!