How to Install an Electric Car Charging Station
If you’ve been paying any attention to the buzz coming out of the car industry lately, that humming sound you hear is electrical. Automaker after automaker has either introduced new electric vehicles (EVs) and has announced plans to do so. And many more are on the way. Several car companies claim that half or more of the cars, trucks, and SUVs they sell in 2030 will be electric.
Closer to home, you probably know of several people who’ve taken the plunge and already purchased an EV. If they’re like typical EV owners, they sing the praises of their new rides. According to most, EVs are smooth, quiet, reliable, and — perhaps best of all — they never require their drivers to stop at a gas station to fill 'er up.
All of those attributes are definite benefits, but the last one, never stopping at a gas station, has an implication of its own. The electricity to recharge the vehicle has to come from somewhere. Unless your plan is swap short stops at the gas station for lengthy sessions at the public charging station, you’re going to want to recharge your EV at home. And, typically, that means you’ll need a home EV charging station.