Should You Install an Electric Vehicle Home Charger?

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There are plenty of benefits to driving an electric vehicle, like the upcoming Hummer EV. Never having to pay to fill up a gas tank again is just one of them. But, what if you can’t find a conveniently located public electric vehicle charging station in Henderson? While public charging stations are one way to charge an electric vehicle, charging batteries from home can be a more convenient option for many drivers. How do you prepare your home for an electric vehicle? Do you need an electric vehicle home charger? Keep reading to find out.

How to Tell if You Need an Electric Vehicle Home Charger

Nearly every electric vehicle comes with a cord that you can plug into an existing outlet in your home. But this method, called Level 1 home charging, can take up to 24 hours to fully charge an electric vehicle. Charging batteries with a professionally installed electric vehicle home charger, known as Level 2 home charging, is a better option for most busy Denver drivers as it will shorten that charging time considerably. Here’s how to tell which method of charging is right for you:

  • Public electric vehicle charging station – You just run short errands in a city with lots of charging stations.
  • Level 1 home charging (120V) – You drive less than 60 minutes a day and are fine with charging the car overnight.
  • Level 2 home charging (240V) – You drive more than 60 minutes a day or need to charge the car faster than overnight.

How to Prepare Your Home for an Electric Vehicle Charging Station

If you don’t have a lot of time to charge your electric vehicle, charging batteries with a Level 2 electric vehicle home charger may be the way to go. That’s why these stations are being installed in more and more Brighton homes. Follow the steps below:

How to Prepare Your Home for an Electric Vehicle Charging Station

  • Clean your garage and prepare a space for the charger.
  • Purchase your charger
  • Hire an electrician to install it.

Reserve Your GMC Hummer EV with Transwest GMC

Did you know that the upcoming GMC Hummer EV comes in both a pickup and SUV version? The pickup can get up to 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes of charging at a fast-charging public station and can go over 350 miles on a full charge. You can reserve yours today with us. If you’d like to read more about it, check out our post on its impressive interior. We’re just down the road from Thornton and would love to help you get behind the wheel of your next automobile. So, stop in or give us a call.

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