Bought a new energy vehicle, why recommend the installation of home ev charger
Oct 07, 2023
As more and more automobile brands no longer include standard EV chargers, the choice of installation now falls on the user. Many new energy vehicle buyers may find themselves unsure about selecting the right home EV charger. If you're one of them, please take a moment to read this; it could potentially save you a substantial amount of money.
At Amproad, we offer both fast and slow EV chargers to meet your needs. The fast EV charger, also known as a Level 2 EV charger, is primarily designed for home use. Not only is it more affordable, but it also causes less damage to your vehicle's battery. For those who have purchased parking spaces or spacious villas, installing a home EV charger is highly recommended.
Currently, the mainstream options on the market come in 7kW, 9.6kW, and 12kW capacities. Keep in mind that community electricity capacity and installation locations can be limiting factors when setting up your home EV charger. However, for many homeowners, installing a 240V NEMA 14-50 outlet is a practical and cost-effective solution. The cost of installing a NEMA 14-50 outlet can vary depending on factors such as the distance from your electrical panel, the complexity of the installation, and local labor rates. Generally, the cost can range from a few hundred to a thousand dollars. The materials required for the installation typically include the outlet itself, wiring, conduit, and possibly a dedicated circuit breaker. It's essential to hire a qualified electrician for this job to ensure it's done safely and up to code.
One limitation to consider is that the charging speed will still depend on the maximum capacity of your Level 2 EV charger. While the 240V NEMA 14-50 outlet can provide ample power 16A to 50A for most home charging needs, it may not support the fastest charging speeds available in some high-end EV chargers. Therefore, it's essential to choose a Level 2 charger that aligns with your vehicle's capabilities and your charging preferences.
Imagine arriving home after work, simply plugging in your vehicle's charger, and heading to work the next day. It's a straightforward process that takes less than a minute but ensures your car starts the day with a full charge.