5 Steps to Preparing for an Electric Vehicle Home Charger

If you are looking to purchase an electric car with us at Major World near Queens, then you will want to learn more about electric vehicle charging batteries and how to set up an electric vehicle charging station. Investing in an electric vehicle is chock full of benefits in contrast to gasoline cars, but one thing to consider is that electric vehicle require some preparation before delivery. When you buy a new EV, you will want to make sure you have an electric vehicle home charger at home. Let’s break down the five easiest steps you can take in preparing your home for a new or pre-owned vehicle today.

Electric Vehicle Home Charger charging car in garage

1. Decide on a Charging Type (AKA Charging Level)

Start by researching the type of EV charger you will be investing in. Most chargers fall into Level 1 or Level 2. Here is some information:

  • Level 1 EV charging often takes days to fully charge an electric car.
  • Level 2 EV charging often takes several hours to fully charge an electric car. You can often get between 60-200 miles of range in just 20-30 minutes with Level 2 DC charging, though. Some people mix overnight charging with intermittent daytime “top-off” charging.

2. Ready Your Garage

Clean your garage and make sure that there is no clutter and can safely and easily fit an electric vehicle and charging station.

3. Find Your Power Panel & Assess Consumption

The power panel in your home distributes electricity your building, so make sure it is rated for a maximum amount of current flow in Amperes. Most homes come with a 100 Amp power panel, but you can check with the rating on the main circuit breaker.

Make sure to see how much electricity you regularly consume on any given day.

4. Hire an Electrician

Discuss any concerns with an electrician before getting your electric vehicle charging station built. This can cost from hundreds of dollars to $3,000 dollars if you garage is in need of an upgrade.

5. Buy Your Charger & Have it Installed

Once you have those steps out of the way, be sure to have the charging station professionally installed by the electrician of your choice.

Contact Major World to Learn More About Electric Vehicles

If you need further assistance be sure to contact us at anytime at Major World, or give us a visit whenever you are in the Brooklyn or Bronx area. We hope to see you in the area soon, but in the meantime, check out our manufacturing hub.

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