In late 2020, Ford was excited to release the new Mustang Mach-e, its latest electric vehicle (EV), with a travel range of 305 miles on fully charged lithium-ion batteries. This “muscle car” was added to the long line of available electric vehicles on the market. Research and regulations are working together to demonstrate e-cars are a viable transportation mode for many urban consumers when Residential Electric Vehicle Charging is available.
The greatest concern with electric cars is convenient charging; people still fear trying to get to a destination and the battery running low. More charging stations are being installed every day, but not fast enough to keep up with the popularity of EVs. It is essential for you to learn the location of local charging stations and become acquainted with their use. Some charging stations are free, while others charge by the hour.
Most electrical vehicle manufacturers provide a mobile charger. Keep this charger with you at all times; it will allow you to charge from a standard 120 V outlet when your battery is low. However, expect it to be a slow charge.
The most convenient charging solution is a residential charging station installed at your home.
Residential Electric Vehicle Charging is Fast
The mobile charger is slow because it only connects to 120 V outlets. A home charging station will connect directly into the 240 V service, which will supply enough juice to add 32 miles of range per hour of charging. When returning from daily activities and parking in your garage, you plug in the EV to the charging station overnight and enjoy the evening. In the morning you will awake to a car with fully charged batteries. Home charging stations are very convenient for drivers with a long commute and no desire to charge mid-way home.
Residential Electric Vehicle Charging is Cheaper
Generally speaking, public charging stations are either free and slow or fast and relatively expensive. Chances are, you will need to travel off of your most direct route to charge. Relying on public charging stations might be painful in the long term. A more cost-effective solution is a home charging station; charging your car will be included in your electric bill each month.
According to MarketWatch1, if you drive 1,000 miles/month with an EV and pay 10 cents/KW hour of electricity (the national average), recharging will add $25 to $33/month to your residential electricity bill. Third-party charging stations may also charge taxes and user fees every time you charge your EV. Not only does your EV reduce carbon emissions, but it saves money at the gas station—now you only need coffee and a snack.
Professional Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Installation is easy
Unless you regularly work with residential electricity, you will need to call a professional electrician to install a Level 2 home charging station; it is not a suggested DIY project. Fortunately, help is close by. AirPro Electric has a team of EV-certified electricians who can install a home charger for you.
Your charging solution will be on schedule and easy, cost-effective, and convenient.
Two things about public charging stations
Our four decades of experience as a Houston Electrician and contractor AirPro Houston provides you with the skill and expertise for Residential Electric Vehicle Charging.
We have financing options available with great options with up to 72-month terms with approved credit. Call us today at 281-880-8805 and let us partner with you for all of your electrical repair and installation needs.