Electric Vehicle Charging – When, Where and How

Charging at Home


Charging an electric vehicle is simple, safe and stress-free. It’s as easy as plugging and unplugging a charging cord, and can be done at home or on the go.

An easy, cost-effective option is to charge your electric vehicle at home in your driveway or garage. There are two levels for at-home charging:

Level 1

  • Comes with the purchase of an electric vehicle.
  • Uses standard three-prong, 120-volt house outlets.
  • Many electric vehicles can be fully charged overnight using Level 1. This is dependent on vehicle type, battery capacity and driving habits.

Level 2

  • Chargers can be purchased through auto dealers or online through many sources.
  • Typically requires installation in one’s garage by an electrician.
  • Uses 240-volt circuits similar to what is used for a central air conditioning system, electric stove or electric clothes dryer.
  • Level 2 charging usually takes half the time of Level 1 dependent on the vehicle and charging station.

We even offer lower rates for customers who charge their electric vehicle overnight during off-peak periods.

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Charging on the Go


Public - DC Fast Charging (DCFC)

DCFCs are designed to charge compatible electric vehicles quickly. They are generally public charging stations and can recharge approximately 80% of an EV’s battery in 30 minutes.

Public - Level 2

Many retailers, businesses and municipalities have begun integrating plug-in electric vehicle charging stations. These are often Level 2 and may have an associated fee.

Workplace Charging

Some employers provide Level 1 or 2 charging resources for employees. Workplace charging provides options for drivers with longer commutes, or those who do not have charging capability at home.

Find a Charger with PlugShare


PlugShare is a web and mobile application that helps electric vehicle owners:

  • Locate nearby charging stations
  • Optimize their use of electric vehicle charging stations
  • Access an updated list of stations every few minutes
  • Add, review and edit station information
  • Safely share their own, private charging station with electric vehicle drivers
  • Connect with individuals in the electric vehicle community
  • Download the PlugShare app

 

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