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Different Types of At-Home EV Chargers

Level 1 Chargers Use a common three-prong (NEMA 5-15) 120-volt AC electrical outlet found in North America. Provide 2 to 5 miles of range per hour of charging, or about 40 miles of range on an overnight charge. Most electric cars include this charger, so no additional equipment will need installing. Level 2 Chargers Use 240-volt AC electrical service typically found in households for appliances such as electric dryers. Can deliver 25 to 35 miles of range per hour of charging with a 30-amp unit and a higher rate using chargers that feature greater power delivery, such as 32-, 40- [...]

How Electric Vehicles Work!

Battery electric vehicles or EVs use an electric motor system in place of a normal gas engine. These vehicles are plugged in to charge and run on pure electric power, which means no exhaust fumes, or other fuel components such as fuel pump or fuel tank.   Here is a breakdown of the 9 key components of an EV. Click the photo to be referred to the U.S Dept of Energy website where you can compare EVs to Hybrids, and Gasoline cars. Battery (all-electric auxiliary): In an electric drive vehicle, the auxiliary battery provides electricity to power vehicle accessories. Charge port: The [...]

Electric Vehicles and Our Power Grid

With the electric vehicle push happening sooner than later, many are wondering if the US power grid can keep up! Here are some things experts are saying! If every American switched over to an electric passenger vehicle, analysts have estimated, the United States could end up using roughly 25 percent more electricity than it does today. To handle that, utilities will likely need to build a lot of new power plants and upgrade their transmission networks. There’s good news, too. In 2018, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute looked at what a shift to electric vehicles would [...]

2021-12-29T14:37:46+00:00December 23rd, 2021|california, car buying, safety, technology|

Finding EV Charging Stations Near You!

Luckily in this day and age, technology is everything! As the electric/hybrid vehicle market expands, so does the tech behind it. There are many websites as well as Apps that you can go to that help you find your nearest charging station! Let's take a look at a few now!   PlugShare is a website that makes finding your next charging station easy! They list stations, worldwide! Plus if you know of a new station that isn't on their map, you can add it! . Check them out! https://www.plugshare.com/en   The U.S. Department of Energy also supplies a great website [...]