Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How long does it take to charge a car with a level 2 electric vehicle charger?
Charging times can vary depending on the model of your car and its battery capacity. However, a level 2 charging station can work as quick as 2 hours to fully charge your vehicle, with the longest usually being around 10 hours. Most electric vehicle owners leave their vehicles charging overnight while they sleep, which is also useful since it can reduce the electrical cost of charging.
How can I preserve my car’s battery with constant electric vehicle charging?
Although you can plan your trips according to the battery level indicated on your dashboard, batteries have a limited lifespan before they need to be changed. Level 2 and 3 chargers work to quick-charge batteries to 80% capacity before slowing down the last 20% capacity to take advantage of the ‘grace period’, but this can dwindle over time. Preserving your battery can be done by changing factors such as driving style or how much you use climate control systems (such as air conditioning and heating). This can prevent the battery from draining faster, reducing the amount of times that you will have to recharge.
What should I keep in mind when having an electric vehicle charger installed?
It is best to check weather conditions before booking an installation date. Especially for Canadians, cold winter days are not uncommon and working with wiring can become complicated during frigid temperatures, as it can affect the flexibility of the material. To save the hassle an additional visit, it’s best to plan accordingly.