Benefits of Charging Your EV at Home

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Benefits of Charging Your EV at Home

Charging your electric vehicle with a home charger has benefits compared with public stations.

If you’re getting ready to buy your first electric car, you probably have some questions about charging your EV at home. As someone who’s always relied on gas to keep their car running, the idea of charging your vehicle in the comfort of your own home might seem too good to be true. But it’s not!

 

You’ll find many more benefits to home chargers than public charging stations. Overall, they’re less expensive, more convenient and completely safe. If you’re still on the fence, here are the top three benefits to a home charger.

 

  1. Cost efficiency

As opposed to buying battery power from a third party every time you need it, you can pay a flat fee for a residential charger and have unlimited energy from the same source that keeps your house warm and your refrigerator cold. Though you may see a small spike in your electrical bill, you’ll still save money by saving yourself trips to public charging stations.

 

 

  1. Convenience

On average, with a Level 2 charger, it takes about four to six hours to fully charge your EV. Let’s say you have to wake up early tomorrow and drive 50 miles to visit your grandparents. Your EV is running low on battery and you don’t have a charger installed at home, so you have to go to a public charging station. Are you really going to wait in your car for six hours at a public charging station? What if there’s a line and you have to wait even longer before plugging your car in?

 

The same scenario is much more manageable with a residential charger. All you have to do is drive home, plug the car in, and go to sleep. Then, when you wake up in the morning, you’ll have a fully charged car ready to hit the road. Clearly, the convenience of a home charger cannot be matched by a public charging station.

  1. Safety

Charging at home is safer than charging in public for a variety of reasons. First, public areas are generally more dangerous than residential areas. When you charge your EV in public, you’re assuming the same risks as parking your car on the street or in a garage. There’s always a chance that it could get vandalized, stolen, or damaged by natural elements such as floods, hail storms, lightning storms, fires, etc. By keeping the charging at home, you’re keeping your EV and yourself safer.

 

As long as you have the correct equipment, the process of charging your EV at home is very safe. For example, Level 2 chargers require one dedicated 240-volt circuit for a safe and efficient charge.

 

Interested in learning more about the benefits of a home charger? Connect with us at Yocar today!

 

Level 2 ZENCAR 16A EVSE
6A-8A-10A-12A-16A adjustable
1 phase, 230V, 3.7KW
Plug: Type 1 ( SAE J1772 ) / Type 2 ( IEC 62196-2)
Power side plug: Schuko
Cable length: 5m
Type A: AC 30mA
CE certificate
IP: box IP 65, plug IP 54
LED screen, Timer function

 

 

Level 2 ZENCAR 32A 3phase EVSE
10A-16A-20A-24A-32A adjustable
3 phase, 380V, 22KW
Plug: Type 2
Power side plug: 5 pins CEE
Cable length: 5m
Type A: AC 30mA
CE certificate
IP: box IP 65, plug IP 54
LED screen, Timer function

2020-07-24T06:04:33+00:00July 24th, 2020|