Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How quickly will my electric vehicle charger charge?
Since the speed of electric vehicle chargers is dependent on amps, the quickness can vary depending on the output. The range of a 1 hour charge is 30-50 km of driving range, with a full charge taking between 2-10 hours. With 20-40 amps being the standard, charging for 1 hour on 30 amps can provide 48 km of driving range, while charging for 1 hour on 40 amps can provide 64 km of driving range.
Are electric vehicle chargers expensive to install?
Government rebates and incentives have improved the affordability of installation. The base cost of the electric vehicle charger itself can range from $500 for the cheapest model to $800 for charging stations with extra features (such as Wi-Fi connectivity). Depending on how complicated the installation is, the cost of the entire process can range from a few hundred dollars to around $1000. Of course, many find that the investment is worth the long-term savings.
How far away will my electric vehicle charger be able to reach?
This depends on the portability of the charging station, but for stationary or hardwired ones, most manufacturers produce charging stations with a cable length of 16 and 25 feet. Although a longer cable length will be a bit pricier, the extra mobility is an added convenience.