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Equipment & Installation
Ready, Set, Charge
You have options when it comes to charging equipment and installation, depending on your choice of electric vehicle type and your driving habits. When you’re ready to buy, call us and we’ll help you get started in making your home your own personal fueling station.
Getting Equipped & Installed
Charging: Levels & Times
Level I (120 volts): 3 to 20 Hours Charge Time
A full charge at Level I can take as little as 3 hours—depending on your type of vehicle—using the familiar 3-prong, 120-volt outlets found in every home and business. It is recommended that charging at this level be on a dedicated 20-amp circuit. Typically there’s no need for equipment installation since the charging plug provided with your vehicle will use a 120–volt outlet. Prior to charging your vehicle at home you’ll want to consult a qualified electrician to check that your existing wiring can safely support electric-vehicle charging.
Level II (240 volts): 1 to 8 Hours Charge Time
Level II charging is faster and may take as little as 1 hour, again depending on your specific vehicle and state of charge. If you want your own Level II charging station at home, you’ll need a 240-volt line installed by a qualified electrician.
Renters & HOA Members
Charging Equipment Standards
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Call us at 1-800-4-EV-INFO to make sure you're ready to charge your electric vehicle.
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