Home Vehicle Charging
While most newer EV's now have a range of over 200 miles, for trips exceeding the batteries range, these EV's have capabilities for relatively fast charging times at the constantly expanding public quick charging stations. Of course, for most of our normal driving needs, overnight charging at our homes is the chief charging location. this is where we at RF-Electric can help, by providing the necessary equipment and installation for your EV.
There are many factors to consider when planning a charger installations. For this reason, it is important for customers to use only a qualified electrical contractor.
RF-Electric will ask for all the pertinent information about the particular EV, so we provide a detailed installation plan and provide estimated costs for the work.
The EV Revolution
We are in the midst of an electrically powered vehicle revolution! Purely electric powered vehicles have so many performance, maintenance and environmental advantages over conventional gas powered vehicles, they are destined to dominate the streets of the future. These type of vehicles have come a long way over the last decades, with the concerns about limited range, long charging times, poor performance becoming a thing of the past.
General EV Charging
There are three general types of charging for EV's, Home Charging, Destination Charging and charging stations. Unique to Tesla vehicles, there are Tesla Supercharger stations which are generally located along highways. These are intended for longer trips that exceed the range available of a typical battery. They provide a substantially lower charging time than a typical charging station.
Below is a short description for each system.
- Home charging, is the chief charging location for most of our normal driving needs. This is where we at RF-Electric can help, by providing the necessary equipment and installation for your EV home charging system. There are many factors to consider when planning this installation. For this reason, it is important for customers to use only a qualified electrical contractor. We ask for all the pertinent information about your EV, set up a site visit with you, so we can provide a detailed installation plan and estimated cost for the work.
- Public Charging Stations, are provided at many locations along highways and streets, like traditional gas stations. These Charging Stations are becoming more abundant as more EV's are coming off the assembly lines. These stations generally provide level-2 charges which provide faster charging times than can be provided from the average residential electrical service.
- Destination charging, is provided at many hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, parking lots and resorts to make charging when you arrive at your destination as simple as charging at home. Destination chargers provide similar charging times as a typical charging station.
- Public Supercharging Stations, are unique to Tesla vehicles. They provide a very high rate of charge compared to standard public level-2 chargers. While all Tesla vehicles have a range of over 215 miles, for trips exceeding this range, Tesla Supercharging enables a charge-up in 20 to 40 minutes. This network of Tesla superchargers is constantly growing along our highways every year.