It is estimated that 80% of electric vehicle drivers charge their vehicles at home, usually overnight. Those who install an electric vehicle charging station at home get into the habit of plugging their car in at night, just like they plug in their cell phone. You will not need the car while you sleep, so you take advantage of the downtime to prepare for the next day. Additionally, installing an electric vehicle EV home charger saves you the time involved in traveling to a public charging station and waiting — sometimes for hours — while your EV acquires enough range for your needs.
When gas prices averaged $3.50 a gallon, driving an EV was already cheaper per mile than running on gas. In order to keep costs down, most people install an EV charging station at home for overnight use, when electricity costs are lower. Those who use public charging stations typically use more expensive electricity during the day.
In addition to recouping the cost of electricity, public charging station owners factor their overhead into their prices. The costs of a charging station include rent or mortgage payments, the cost of the charging stations, maintenance, and profits. Free public charging stations at malls, restaurants, and other sites have drawbacks such as the time it takes to charge your car and the fact that you will likely spend money while inside.
The electric vehicle market is growing. You are probably noticing more and more electric vehicles on the roads. If you do not own one yet, you may have begun to consider buying one. Regardless of which electric vehicle you drive, having an EV charger installed at your home or business allows you to take full advantage of the joys of not stopping for gas or a battery boost.
Contact TOM Electric Services for EV charging station installation.