Will DC fast charging degrade my battery faster?
DC fast charging is slightly more taxing on an EV battery than level 1 (120-volt) or level 2 (240-volt). While all batteries experience some degradation over time, using DC fast charging in moderation is unlikely to have noticeable negative effects on your battery.
Is plugging in a hassle?
Not at all – it takes less than five seconds, and there’s no going out of your way to a gas station, jockeying for a pump, and getting toxic gasoline on your hands. You can charge anywhere there is an electric outlet. Most EV drivers plug in when they get[…]
How do I get a Level 2 charging station installed?
On PlugStar.com/chargers, you can compare charging stations and links to sites where you can purchase. Once you find a charger that best fits your needs, we recommend contracting a licensed electrician to install your charging station. The licensed electrician will need the model number of your charger and the plug[…]
How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?
The cost to charge an electric car is significantly less than the cost to refuel a gas-powered car. Generally speaking, powering a car with electricity costs the rough equivalent of paying $1/gallon for gasoline in a conventional car with average gas mileage. According to the Alternative Fuels Data Center: The[…]
How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?
The vast majority of EV charging is done at home, overnight, just like your cell phone, which makes the speed of charging largely irrelevant. That said, there are also tens of thousands of public charging stations across the country, with more being added every day. Many of these are at[…]
How and where do you recharge an electric car?
The majority of EV drivers charge their cars overnight at home in a garage, carport, or driveway. Many take advantage of workplace chargers. There are many public chargers available — and the number is growing every month – but in practice, studies have found that only 5% of EV charging[…]