Those with several electric appliances will understand the frustration of owning several chargers, each unique to the item they charge. When deciding to switch to an electric vehicle, or EV, many Akron drivers are concerned their collection of chargers may grow. Are all electric car chargers the same? Or does each brand have a different charger? It’s a question that can be a dealbreaker for some drivers.
The good news? All EV chargers require the same standard plug for any Level 1 and Level 2 charging. The only exception to this rule is Tesla, which requires the Tesla Supercharger. Learn more about EV chargers and the different types of electric car chargers available for your home with this guide from Fred Martin Superstore.
While all the plugs for charging are standard, there are different types of electric car charging stations available to install at home or use in public. Take a look at the differences between the three most common chargers, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3, below:
Level 1 charging is the simplest, but slowest, level of charging available for your electric vehicle. You can find 120-volt Level 1 charging by simply plugging your EV into a standard home wall outlet, giving you an estimated charging speed of around three to five miles per hour of charging. While this isn’t much, it can be accessible charging for plug-in hybrid vehicles like the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, which has a smaller battery than that of an all-electric vehicle.
Level 2 charging is a type of electric charging system that must be professionally installed in your home or accessed publicly. A step up from Level 1, Level 2 charging can give you an estimated 12 to 80 miles of range per hour of charging. This is great for mid-afternoon top-ups around Canton or overnight charging for your EV in your garage.
The fastest charging system, Level 3, is usually only found in public spaces. Sometimes also called DC Fast Charging, Level 3 charging can give you an estimated 3 to 20 miles of range per minute. This will vary based on the public charging system but is best used during long road trips or after a long day of errands around Medina.
As more electric cars enter the market, it’s important to stay up to date with the latest EV technology! Learn more about the different types of electric vehicles so that you can make the most informed decision on your next car purchase. Contact Fred Martin Superstore with any questions you may have about our hybrid and electric offerings!
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