With the growing adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) there is increasing need for installing both residential and commercial charging stations, also known as electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). MNE is an expert in providing power for your new Electric Vehicle charger.
The type of PEV purchased will determine the way people charge their vehicles. Homeowners may plug their vehicles into a conventional 120-volt household outlet or install a 240-volt circuit for faster charging.
PEVs come with a 120-volt charging cord that enables owners to charge their vehicle with a conventional outlet (Level 1 charging). This is a very practical solution for owners of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), such as a Toyota Plug-in Prius or Chevrolet Volt. A person who purchases a battery electric vehicle (BEV), such as the Nissan Leaf, may choose to use a Level 2 charging station. Level 2 chargers use 240 volts and cut the charging time by about one-half compared with 120 volt charging. Level 2 charging generally requires installation of a dedicated circuit and a charging station at your home (usually in the garage).
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Click here for a helpful video from cars.com that explains how the typical installation of a level 2 EV charger is done.