Save money on gas with an electric vehicle by having an EV charging station installed.
EV Charging Station, Oakville
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What kind of EV charging station should I have installed?
Some EV charging stations are plugged-in while others are hardwired. The ones that plug in are powered by a standard outlet and typically cost more, but are easier to repair or replace in case of accidents. Meanwhile, hardwired charging stations have a direct electric connection to the home. The type of charging station needed can depend on whether it will be installed inside or outside the home. For outdoor installations, a hardwired EV charging station is recommended.
How does cord charging differ from charging with a station?
Level 1 cord charging (or “trickle charging”) is useful for top-ups or if you plan to leave your vehicle plugged in for long periods of time, but since it’s likely that you’ll be using your vehicle and charging it on a daily basis, using a level 2 or 3 charging station allows you to charge faster and more efficiently. A charging station fills your battery up at nearly two times speed.
What are some features I can expect for my EV charging station?
Some EV charging stations have features dependent on the availability of Wi-Fi connection. With electric vehicles that have Wi-Fi capabilities, you can install an app provided by the manufacturer that will allow you to track charging, set up scheduled or remote charging, and more. With these charging stations, it’s important that the Wi-Fi signal is strong enough to reach the station.