Earlier this year, Plug In America launched the EV Support Program, which provides assistance to those with questions about electric vehicles, charging, incentives, and more. Anyone may access this service one time for free, but supporters who donate at the bronze level or higher receive unlimited access.
We’ve received numerous calls and emails with important questions about EV ownership, including these questions below.
How many electric miles can a 2019 Nissan LEAF store in one hour of Level 2 charging with a 40kwh battery?
Typically, most EVs on a Level 2 charging station get about 25 miles per charging hour as noted in our EV Charging 101 flyer. On PlugStar.com/chargers, you can find charging stations that are compatible with your vehicle, including a more accurate miles-per-charging-hour rate. In the example below, a charging station with 32 Amps/7.7 kW will provide 22 miles of driving per hour of charge, while a station with 24 Amps/5.8 kW will provide 19.2 miles.
How do I get a Level 2, 240v charging station installed?
On PlugStar.com/chargers, you can compare charging stations and link to sites where you can purchase. We recommend contracting a licensed electrician to install your charging station. Provide your licensed electrician with the model number of your charger, as well as the plug type. This will let the electrician know what amperage panel needs to be installed to support the power requirements of your charger. Chargers deliver a high level of electricity for many continuous hours every day, so it is extremely important that it is installed correctly.
Many utilities and state/local governments offer incentives for installing charging stations, which can reduce the financial impact. Visit PlugStar.com/incentives or contact your local electric utility for more information.