Get Homes Prepped for EV Charging

Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining popularity. In 2014, approximately 120,000 EVs were sold in the United States. Most EV drivers, approximately 80%, will charge at home.  Electric vehicles can charge by plugging into a standard 120-volt outlet (Level 1 charging). However, drivers will likely prefer to charge faster (especially those with longer daily commutes) and will need to install a Level 2 charger.  You can make homes ready for EV charging by installing 208/240-volt power and a 40 amp dedicated electrical service in the garage, similar to what is required for a clothes dryer or an oven. Some EV chargers may require a higher amp service.

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