Understand the pros and cons of each charging option, to find the one that works best for you.
There are three types of EV Chargers, each with specific advantages for your lifestyle.
Level 1 (120-volt) -
Level 1 chargers can be used with regular wall outlets, and are commonly used for home charging. This is the slowest type of charging, taking anywhere from 8-10 hours to fully charge your EV, but are the easiest option to set up in your home, or take with you on the road.
Level 2 (240-volt) -
Level 2 chargers are much quicker than Level 1 chargers, taking roughly 4 - 6 hours to fully charge an EV. Level 2 chargers are primarily found in public sites or workplaces, but you can also purchase one for your home. If you're considering a Level 2 charger for your home, note that you will need a dedicated 40-amp circuit, which should be installed by a licensed electrician.
Level 3 (480-volt) -
Level 3 charging is commonly referred to as DC Fast Charging, or as CHAdeMO charging. Level 3 chargers give your EV an 80% charge in about 30 minutes and are usually found in public places along popular travel corridors. Level 3 charging stations can have different connection ports, so be sure your EV is compatible or has the proper adapter before planning a trip around one.