Benefits Of Charging Your EV At Home
If you’re getting ready to buy your first electric car, you probably have some questions about charging your EV at home. As someone who has always relied on gasoline to keep your car running, the idea of being able to charge your car from the comfort of your own home might seem too good to be true. But not!
You will find more advantages for home charging stations than public stations. In general, they are cheaper, more convenient, and completely safe (provided they are installed correctly). If you're still in doubt, here are the biggest benefits of installing a EV fast charger at home.
1. Cost efficiency
Unlike buying third-party batteries every time you need them, you can pay a flat fee for your home charging station and get unlimited energy from the same sources that keep your home warm and your refrigerator cool. Even if you see a small spike in your electricity bill, you can still save money by skipping trips to public charging stations.
On average, it takes about four to six hours to fully charge your electric vehicle with a level 2 charger. Let's say you have to get up early tomorrow and drive 50 miles to visit your grandparents. Your EV battery is running low and you don't have a charger plugged in at home, so you'll have to go to a public charging station.
All you have to do is go home, start the car and go to sleep. Then, when you wake up in the morning, you have a fully-loaded car. It is clear that the convenience of a home charging station cannot be compared with a public charging station.
Charging at home is safer than charging in public for several reasons. It is always possible to be damaged, stolen, or damaged by acts of nature such as floods, hail, thunderstorms, fire, etc. By keeping your home charged, you protect your electric vehicle and yourself.