One of the most convenient features of electric vehicles is that charging can be as easy as plugging them into any standard three-pronged outlet for top-ups. Similar to any gasoline car, the most common and efficient way of charging is refueling at a charging station, but the great thing about electric vehicles is that you can have your very own charging station installed at home. This allows you to charge quickly in the comfort of your own home, without the hassle of having to plan out trips and make mid-way stops. Don’t stop at going electric to reduce carbon emissions — with government rebates and incentives, having an EV charging station installed not only saves money, but is much greener.
In Ontario, public charging can vary in cost, but is typically by the hour or pay-per-use. Level 2 charging stations can cost $1/hour or $2.50/charge, with 1 hour of charging providing 30-50 km of driving range. Level 3 charging stations average at $15/hour, with 1 hour of charging providing 100-400 km of driving range — this makes longer trips viable for electric vehicles. Depending on your battery capacity and the speed of charging, a full charge can take anywhere from 2-10 hours. In comparison, charging at home with an EV charging station costs can cost as little as $1.45 per day, especially when done at night when the cost of electricity tends to dip.
A quick Google search will show the charging stations available in your city, and most electric vehicles have a built-in navigation system (like Google Maps) that can help find charging stations on the go. However, with an EV charging station installed at home, the likelihood of these emergencies happening is reduced as homeowners are able to leave their vehicles charging whenever, for as long as they may need.
Contact MADE ELECTRIC for more information, to learn more about electric vehicle charging, and to inquire about having an EV charging station installed in your home! We operate within the GTA to ensure that your vehicle and your home are functioning at the highest possible capacity.