Electric automobiles may not be the majority at present, but they are definitely gaining momentum across the country. As gas prices increase and the global economy continues to focus on green energy resources, advances in technology are pushing these vehicles into the mainstream. It wasn’t too long ago that the thought of being able to plug in a car or truck overnight for the next day’s driving seemed like a pipe dream but now this action is not only possible but charging stations are becoming commonplace in cities everywhere.
While the US electric vehicle market may be growing slower than China and Europe
, it is still making an impact. As these automobiles and charging stations continue to merge into the mainstream, individuals are bound to have plenty of questions about their capabilities and usage.
Charing levels are typically available in three different tiers numbered 1 - 3. The higher the number (3), the faster charging service available. Many homeowners are most familiar with Level 1 options, which come from simply plugging into a wall outlet. Level 2 and 3 charging stations are usually reserved for public spaces and comprise the units seen in larger parking lots and big cities across America and the world. These have increased capabilities to create shorter charging times for those on the go.
Remember that weather may influence your vehicle’s battery charging capabilities both at home and on the road. Extreme heat and cold can both impact the amount of time required to charge a battery completely. In addition, water and electricity usually don’t mix but EV owners shouldn’t be concerned about having to charge in either rain or snowy conditions, as many experts consider this to be a low risk activity.
Having a vehicle which may need to be charged will take some preemptive planning. When a big trip or early morning commute is in order then ample power needs to be supplied prior to leaving. While on the road, most batteries will power up to roughly 80-percent strength before slowing for protection purposes. If you’re hoping to get back a full charge then extra time should be added into your schedule. As a result, another consideration may be to also plan your route with built-in stops for charging breaks to help keep you moving on any trips. However, for a majority of daily commutes and running errands, simply plugging in overnight should be sufficient for most EV owners.
If you have questions about using a regular wall outlet, home charging unit, or public station, give the Luxray Electric and Solar
experts a call today. In addition to providing answers to any of your EV questions, they can also take care of multiple other issues associated with the power grid of your home. Serving Denver and the surrounding areas for over 15 years, our clients have an extensive history of being supported and helped for a variety of different electrical needs. If you have questions about your services, don’t hesitate to contact us
today. We look forward to meeting you and providing the type of service you can rely on whatever your needs may be very soon!