Electric Vehicle Charging Station
An electric vehicle charging station, also called EV charging station, electric recharging point, charging point and EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment), is an element in an infrastructure that supplies electric energy for the recharging of electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric-gasoline vehicles.
As hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicle ownership is expanding, there is a growing need for widely distributed publicly accessible power points, some of which support faster charging at higher voltages and currents than are available from domestic supplies.
Many charging stations are on-street facilities provided by electric utility companies.
Charging stations provide the JS 1772 connector and/or charging without a physical connection using parking places equipped with inductive charging mats.
We are a (CEC) Certified Electrical Contractor for GM, Cadillac, Chevy, BMW, VW electric vehicle charging stations with BOSCH USA chargers.
How do I know which charging station to install in my home?
We will help you decide which charging station suites your best needs, and how best to install the charging station systems. There are commonly three different types of charging stations on the market - the AC L1, AC L2, and the DC Quick Charge. Residential homeowners will want an AC L1 or AC L2 & commercial / industrial customers will want an AC L2 or DC Quick Charge station.
The AC L1 charging stations are targeted at the residential market and include a simple cord set that plugs into typical 3-prong outlets. It provides slower charging time than that of AC L2 but is better suited for residential homes with smaller service panels. An added benefit is this charging station does not require an electrician to install any additional equipment or wiring on your property.
The AC L2 charging stations are geared toward the Residential and Destination Charging markets (including commercial, workplace, and governmental). This charging station is typically considered a 'medium' charging station, with a range of typically 12 miles per hour of charging. This type of charger requires installation by a certified electrician.
DC Fast chargers are typically capable of a full charge in less than 45 minutes. Areas of installation include high-traffic commercial locations & business vehicle fleet. These typically require 480V, 3 phase input and require installation by a certified electrician.
Are electric cars really feasible? Are there really enough charging stations available?Currently funded by the federal and local governments, in partnership with the local utilities more than 14,000 chargers will be deployed in 18 major cities and metropolitan areas located in six states in the next few years - not including what commercial and residential customers install on their own! Chargers.
How much does it cost to fully charge an electric car?
Based on a US average of $0.11/kWh, a full charge will cost about $2.75 for a Nissan Leaf on a typical home. Utilities also incentivize charging during off-peak hours by providing lowest rates possible.
How can we get started?We are here to help you find the most cost effective way to install your electric vehicle charging station. Contact us via our Contact page about Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for your home or office.