Curious about EV charging? Here’re a few helpful basics from this article.
Three levels of charging that vary based on your vehicle type.
- Level 1: slow charging at home through a 120v outlet: “will add between two to four miles of range each hour.”
- Level 2: can be installed at home or most of the free chargers around town: typically will “add between 10-20 miles of range each hour,” for an overnight charge.
- Level 3: the fast charge: DC power that can go to 80% charge in less than an hour: usually pay for the charge.
There’s plenty of other good info in the article. The EV system, with boosts from popular interest and government subsidies, is clearly making headway.