Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Types Explained

2020 10 14 tesla model 3 battery skateboard 

Ever get confused with all the acronyms used when talking about electric or internal combustion engines.  Here’s a quick primer …

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/10/13/whats-an-ev-whats-an-ice-whats-a-c-segment-car/

Once you’re done learning about the kinds of EV’s, it’ll be time to learn about the different classifications for electric vehicle charging stations (EVSE’s).

2020 10 14 clipper creek level one charger

Level 1 – These plug into a 120 (volt), 20 (ampere) receptacle and provide “trickle” charging at the slowest rate. They can typically fully charge a typical electric car in 16-32 hours. This equipment may be portable or may be in a fixed location.

2020 10 14 chargepoint level 2 charger

Level 2 – This type is permanently installed and uses a dedicated circuit that will be 208V – 240V and 40A to 100A. Charging times will be in the four to six hour range for most cars, more for trucks or cars with larger battery capacity.

2020 10 14 chargepoint level 3 charger

Level 3 – These are gas-pump sized devices that produce 450VDC and require 480V, 3-phase power. They will recharge many electric cars to 80% in about 25 minutes and will be installed at freeway locations, car dealerships and fleet facilities.

We install all three levels of chargers, so give us a call at 206-202-2635 or fill out the form below when you’re ready to charge your EV conveniently.

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Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Types Explained
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