Colonial Electric Installs EV Charging Stations
When you need an electric vehicle (EV) charging station, you can rely on the experts at Colonial Electric to install it. Times have changed since we began performing electrical services for customers throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. in 1970. But we have adapted along the way. Hybrid and electric vehicles are more than just a fad; they are here to stay. But not every home is equipped with an EV charging station, so our technicians are here to help. Before or shortly after purchasing an electric vehicle, outfit your home with a charging station so that you will never have to worry about whether your car has enough power to get around town. We are committed to completing every project quickly and efficiently, so call us today to get started.
Understanding Electric Vehicle Chargers
Electric vehicles are rapidly increasing in popularity, and if overall costs drop below the price of conventional gas-powered automobiles as industry experts predict, that trend will continue for years to come. These cars allow owners to save money on fuel while also doing their part to protect the environment. But fuel savings only come into play for hybrid vehicles if they have a full charge. Colonial Electric can help ensure your car has maximum power by performing EV charger installation at your home. We can install various types of EV charging stations, including:
Level 1 Charger
Typically, plug-in electric vehicles come with a standard Level 1 charger, which can be plugged into a 120-volt electrical outlet at your home. This requires a dedicated electrical circuit, meaning no other devices should be utilizing the same outlet while it is in use. Vehicles may require up to 12 hours of charging time to achieve a full battery, with one hour of charging time usually equating to three to five miles of driving distance. For drivers who typically stay close to home, this may be sufficient. But if you are more of a road warrior, you may need additional power capacity to reduce the time it takes to reach a full charge.
Level 2 Charger
A Level 2 charger is bigger than a Level 1 charger, and the technicians at Colonial Electric will typically mount it on an outside wall or a wall in the garage where you park your electric vehicle. This type of charger may charge your car in half the time it takes a Level 1 charger to do it, depending on the vehicle. A cord from this type of charger plugs into a port in your hybrid or electric vehicle and transmits increased voltage to charge your car completely in just four to six hours. Because it requires 240 volts – which is more than a typical household outlet provides – you will need the expertise of our highly-trained electricians for EV charger installation. We will first determine if your existing electrical panel can handle this amount of electricity. If not, we can perform an electrical panel upgrade to guarantee compatibility.
Colonial Electric Can Help with Repairs
If you have any issues with your Level 1 or Level 2 EV charging station, the team at Colonial Electric can help you troubleshoot the problems. Our expert technicians will evaluate the condition of your wiring and breakers to find the problem and resolve it in short order. Call us whenever a problem arises, and we will gladly visit your home to remedy the situation.
Contact Colonial Electric for EV Charger Installation Today
Fewer trips to the gas station are among the perks of driving an electric or hybrid vehicle. But failing to charge your car negates that benefit. Colonial Electric performs EV charger installation services throughout Annapolis, MD and the surrounding area. We can supply an efficient electric vehicle charging station at your home to ensure your car is ready to hit the road whenever you are. Let our friendly, knowledgeable technicians outfit your garage with a Level 1 or Level 2 charger to meet all your needs. Contact us today for a free estimate.