Electric cars are the way of the future. Would you believe us though if we told you that some people with electric cars are actually not saving that much money on fuel? The thing is when you set up a car charging station, even if it’s for your golf cart and not your Tesla you need to beware of two things. One, you, of course, need to make sure that you are going to be able to get enough power in that area. Number two you need to be able to do that without causing a blackout on your block or making your electric bill shoot through the roof!
Things You Have To Consider
Not all-electric cars will charge exactly the same. As you can probably imagine certain vehicles are going to require more power. Here is where you are really going to have to churn out the numbers to see whether investing in a charging station at home, plus the extra costs that this is going to represent on your bill really make sense. Some vehicles can be essentially just plugged into a regular power outlet to charge. This is usually the case for golf carts. The more advanced vehicles out there are usually going to be better off with a Level 2 charging station.
Level 2 vs Level 1 Charging Station
This is probably going to be one of the most heated debates in the future. Which one is best for you? If you really want quick charging times and more efficiency overall getting a level 2 charging station is going to be what you are probably aiming for. It is better suited for more demanding vehicles. Volts, some Prius models, and others can actually be charged in level 1 stations. Again if you want speed you want to get the level 2 station.