Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much is public charging compared to charging with an electric vehicle charger at home?
Costs can vary at public level 2 charging stations, but in Ontario are usually $1/hour or $2.50/charge. Public level 3 charging stations are pricier at $15/hour for quicker charging and longer trips. Wait times can be long, however. In comparison, the typical cost of charging at home is $1.45 per day with the added convenience of leaving your car to charge without having to worry. Many find the trade-off negligible and worth the installation.
What features can I expect from my electric vehicle charger?
Some charging stations come with additional features, such as Wi-Fi connectivity. This allows you to track your vehicle’s charging via an app, where you can schedule and control charging remotely. Although these features bump up the price of the charging station, the added convenience can be worth the premium, depending on what you’re looking for.
Does the location of my electric vehicle charger matter?
Since you’ll likely be charging your vehicle on a daily basis, the location of your electric vehicle charger is one of the most important considerations to make. The most common cable length that charging station manufacturers provide is either 16 or 25 feet. Before installation, keep in mind your parking situation, as this can affect your overall experience.