Unlike gasoline vehicles, electric vehicles (EVs) can charge anywhere there is access to electricity, including any standard 120-volt outlet! Rather than visiting a gas station, most EV drivers charge their vehicles at home overnight, just like a cell phone. Learn the three levels of EV charging.
Level 1: 120-volt outlet (4–5 miles of range per hour of charging)
Every electric vehicle comes equipped with charging equipment that can be plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet, which can provide 40–50 miles of charging when plugged in overnight. For many EV drivers, this is sufficient to meet their daily driving needs.
Level 2: 240-volt outlet (25 miles of range per hour of charging)
If you need faster charging than level 1, you can use a 240-volt power source (the same used for clothes dryers) for faster charging in your home. You may need to purchase charging equipment and should have a qualified electrician install this. Level 2 charging is also available at many public charging locations.