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Best Way to Charge Your Electric Car
The Advantage of Competition
Electric vehicles are still fairly new as a mainstream mode of transportation, but as the number of electric cars on the road increases, the number of ways to charge your vehicle are increasing as well. This means more affordable options for drivers looking to charge an electric car at home.
When the first plug-in cars made their way to American homes, most drivers bought the charging station recommended by the automaker. But now, competition in the market is driving prices down while increasing the quality of the electric car charger, giving drivers options when it comes to picking the best way to charge your electric car.
Choosing an at-home electric car charger from a third party can save you thousands in product and installation costs. When you buy directly from the automaker, you miss the chance to explore the market for a better deal, meaning that you pay whatever price the partnering charger company has set with the automaker plus the markup the auto dealer adds for them to make money. With a third party installer, you can shop for the electric car charger that best suits your needs and budget.
Charge Your Car Faster While Paying Less
There are many factors to consider when determining the best way to charge your electric vehicle. A few questions to consider include:
- Are you buying for an electric car you already own or are you purchasing one?
- How frequently do you change your car?
- Are you looking for a charger that fits your current needs or a charger that will work with future cars you may purchase?
- What best suits your garage layout?
- What is the impact on your existing household electrical service and charging patterns?
- What time of day do you charge your electric car?
The chargers that come with most vehicles tend to charge more slowly than other models. The standard cable that comes with a Nissan Leaf can take an estimated 15-24 hours to fully recharge a car’s empty battery. A dedicated Level 2 EV charger can reduce charging time by 80-90%. A Level 3 can recharge a Leaf by as much as 80% in just half an hour! Choosing an EV charger from a third party can also save you an estimated $1,000-1,500.
Eco-Friendly Solar Power
Electric cars are known for reducing pollution and helping the environment. With solar powered EV chargers, you cut down on carbon pollution even more. Solar powered EV chargers draw energy directly from sunlight, a free natural and unlimited resource. Because of the unique nature of solar powered products, it is best to go with an expert in solar technology as opposed to any electrician.
At Fast Charge EV, we help customers in Southern California save money, time, and energy. We help you choose the best EV charger for your needs and budget and can show you how you can charge your car for free using solar. Our expert installers are committed to providing the best in quality service. To learn more about our electric car charging services, give us a call today!