Minimizing your carbon footprint is increasingly important in today’s world. One way to decrease your impact on the environment is to purchase an electric vehicle. With a growing number of electric cars on the market, it’s important to learn more the cars themselves and the electric vehicle charger they require before making your purchase.
Investment in an Electric Car
Electric cars create less emissions than traditional vehicles on the road, thus creating less pollution. Operating an electric vehicle also costs less in the long run because you avoid paying costly and fluctuating fuel rates. However, you will need to recharge your vehicle and you may not always have the convenience to do so if you don’t have a charger right there at home.
Benefits of a Home Electric Vehicle Charger
In order to power electric cars, in place of traditional gasoline, the battery needs to be charged. Charging stations can be found at different gas stations and even parking garages in most big cities, but they are limited in location and are sometimes costly. Therefore, having a charging station installed at your home allows you to charge your car any time you need to without having to go out of your way. It reduces the hassle that comes with charging because you can do it overnight and have it ready to go in the morning. It’s also much more affordable to charge your vehicle at home because you can get reduced charging rates if you charge during “off-peak” hours.
The cost to have a charging station installed in your home can vary. The cost of the device can range from $500 to $1000 depending on the station that you choose to purchase. Some stations charge more than one car at a time, so if you and your partner both have an electric car, then a dual charging station is a great option. Or course, after purchasing the station, you will need to hire an electrician for installation.
The electrical experts at Tim Kyle can talk you through our selection of charging systems that are available. From there, we can then take steps toward installation and maintenance. If you are looking for an electrician in Frederick County Maryland or the greater Baltimore area, give us a call. Whatever the make or model of your electric car, we can determine what charging station solution suits your needs.