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The Benefits of Installing an Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Many of today’s cars rely not on gasoline to run, but electricity. Using electric vehicles can help cut gas emissions and save you money. However, for one of these electric cars to run, they need to be charged. Many homes and businesses today are working to install electric vehicle charging stations (also known as EV charging stations).

How Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Work

These charging stations are simple to use. You just attach a power cord to your vehicle where indicated and then plug the cable’s other end into the wall’s outlet. All you have to do is wait for a little bit until your vehicle is fully charged. However, there are different ways and methods of charging.

Primary electric vehicle charging stations often work with two-volt types: 120 and 240. The 120v is the simplest one. You just plug the 120v cord into your vehicle and any electrical outlet that is available. This type though needs about 12 hrs. to fully charge.

The 240v is much faster but requires more electrical work done first before you can use it. Because the higher voltage makes the current more potent, an ordinary outlet won’t do. You’ll need to have a different outlet installed that can handle the power of a 240v cord.

There are many electric vehicles charging station types with different prices and abilities. Be sure to research the charging station you need before having one installed.

The Benefits of Installing an Electric Vehicle Charging Station

There are a few benefits to enjoy if you decide to install electric vehicle charging stations. One is that they are environmentally-friendly. They don’t require gas or oil which means you won’t have smelly fumes polluting the air.

Another benefit is that they are convenient and easy to use. Unlike gas stations, EV charging stations just require you to plug a cord into your vehicle and an outlet. You don’t have to worry about remove gas tank covers or accidentally to get gasoline on your hands.

Electric vehicles, such as Teslas, are becoming more and more popular every day. To run though, electric cars need an EV charging station. If you’d like to install electric vehicle charging stations for your home or business, be sure to seek the services of an electrician who can help you.

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