Are you interested in an EV home charger? The installation process is easier than it might seem, and a home charger will allow you to keep your vehicle powered up whenever you need it. Visit Patriot Auto Group for alternative-energy cars, and to learn about charging and ownership today.
How Do I Install an EV Charger at Home?
You will need a professional contractor to visit your home and install an EV charging station, but the process is quick and affordable. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider before researching the best team for the job.
What Level Charge Do You Need?
There are actually three different levels of alternative energy vehicle charging. Level 1 is the lowest and can be used with the existing outlets already in your home, which means it doesn’t require installation.
Level 3 chargers are the fastest, but they have too high a voltage for residential homes, while level 2 chargers will work with your existing infrastructure, although they will require a professional installation.
Where Do You Park?
You want to make sure you have the perfect location for your home charging station. That’s because it can take time to charge your vehicle, and you want to avoid blocking other cars while charging. Think about how often you charge, what time of day you do it, and even where the port is on your vehicle.
Subsidies and Incentives
The tax credits available for alternative energy vehicles actually go one step further. You may receive credits for building at-home charging infrastructure, both at a federal and manufacturer level. Typically, these credits run about 30%, up to $1,000, which can mean big savings.
Plus, when you buy a new Chevrolet Bolt EV, or Chevrolet Bolt EUV, the Chevy brand will cover the installation of an EV charger in your home.
Learn more about the home charging installation process and test drive an alternative energy vehicle at Patriot Auto Group today.