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Should You Buy an Electric Vehicle Home Charger?

Electric Car Charger

 

If you’re thinking about switching to an electric vehicle, charging batteries from home may be a convenient option, especially if you’re having difficulty locating a public electric vehicle charging station in the Schaumburg area that is convenient to you. How do you prepare your home for an electric vehicle, like the Chevy Bolt EV? Do you need an electric vehicle home charger? Keep reading for the answers.

How To Determine If You Need an Electric Vehicle Home Charger

You may not need an electric vehicle home charger if you will be just using your car for short drives around Streamwood. In that case, just using the cord that came with the car may suit your needs.

But, if you drive more than that or don’t have all night and part of the next day to charge your electric vehicle, charging batteries with a home electric vehicle charging station is the way to go. Here’s how to determine which method of charging is right for you:

  • Public electric vehicle charging station – You just run short errands in a city with lots of charging stations.
  • Level 1 home charging – You don’t drive many miles per day and are fine with charging the car overnight.
  • Level 2 home charging – You drive a lot of miles every day or need to charge the car quickly.

How to Prepare Your Home for an Electric Vehicle – Level 2

If you’ve chosen to use an electric home vehicle charger to charge your electric vehicle, charging batteries will only take a few hours. Follow these steps:

How to Prepare Your Home for an Electric Vehicle – Level 2 Home Charging

  • Clean your garage and prepare a space for the charger.
  • Purchase your charger from a GM-approved vendor
  • Hire a professional to install it and ensure your home electrical system is capable. 

Home Charging for Chevrolet Customers

If you purchase a Bolt EV or Bolt EUV and buy your home electric vehicle charging station from a GM-approved vendor, Chevy will cover the cost of the installation. It’s a fantastic offer that makes it easy to make the switch to an EV.

Check Out the Chevy Bolt EV & More at Biggers Chevrolet

Now that you know how to prepare your Elgin home for an electric vehicle, why not come test drive the Chevy Bolt EV? And, if you’d like to learn more, we can help you go over how long it takes to charge a Chevy Bolt EV or the differences between hybrid and electric cars. We’re just down the road from Bartlett and would love to help you get behind the wheel of your next automobile. So, drop by or give us a call!

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