McWherter Electric is your go to electric vehicle home charging expert. Get a free, instant estimate for installing a home charger. Follow our simple 3-step process so we can gather enough information to calculate an immidiate estimate for you. Then when you are ready, you can opt to have a licensed, qualified electrician in your area contact you with options, advice and answers to your questions! Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP 2 - CHARGE LEVELS AVAILABLE - FOR SELECTED VEHICLESELECT A LEVEL BELOW - INSTALLATION COST AND CHARGING SPEED INCREASE WITH LEVEL AND AMPERAGE
Level 1 Charging
3-4 milesof travel
per 1 hourcharge time
Level 2 Charging
17-29 milesof travel
per 1 hourcharge time
Level 2+ Charging
40 milesof travel
per 1 hourcharge time
Plug-in electric vehicles receive battery charge from an electrical outlet, or Electric Vehicle Service Equipment which is commonly referred to as the Charger. The outlet's size in amps, determines how fast the car will charge.--more amps means a faster charge. The capacity of the battery also effects charge times. A common household wall 110-volt outlet takes days to fully charge batteries that power high capacity electric vehicles. Using higher capacity outlet, such as a NEMA 14-50, which is 50-amp 220-volt Level 2 outlet, will shorten charge times to hours. Contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
Level 1 Charging = 120-Volt, 15-20 Amps roughly 3-4 miles of travel per hour of charge
Level 2 Charging = 220-Volt, 30-50 Amps roughly 17-29 miles of travel per hour of charge
Level 2+ Charging = 220-Volt at 80-100 Amps, roughly 40 miles of travel per hour of charge
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Why McWherter Electric?
As the world speeds toward electric mobility, our goal is to readily assist those bringing an electric vehicle into their home. We believe that charging electric vehicles with ease is here now, and McWherter Electric wants to help you get your home ready. McWherter Electric can get you an estimated cost of installation in seconds, educate you in minutes, and we want to give you an installation appointment within hours of using our site! For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the consultation form directly after receiving your estimate.
Charging Your Electric Vehicle
Electric vehicles receive battery charge from an electrical outlet, or Electric Vehicle Service Equiptment (ESVE), which is commonly referred to as the charger. The size of the electrical outlet or EVSE/charger in amps determines the rate at which the battery charges: the higher the amperage, the faster the charge. A common, household 20-amp electrical outlet can take days to fully charge the higher capacity batteries that are in most purely electric vehicles. Using the proper EVSE can reduce charge time from days to hours, allowing you to have a "full tank" every morning. McWherter Electric provides the information you need to choose the appropriate charging system for your vehicle and an estimated cost of installing the equipment from a licensed electrician in your area. For more information, contact us at email@example.com
The Main Electrical Service Equipment (or "fuse box") in your home determines the amount of electricity flowing between the utility provider (such as PG&E) and your home or business. Electricity flows from the provider through a meter and is distributed throughout your house using circuit breakers. Circuit breakers ensure that the electricity is regulated, thereby reducing the risk of electric shock or fire. The breakers also and preventing any one device, such as an electric vehicle, from receiving too much electricity. In some instances, the Main Electrical Service needs an upgrade to support faster electric vehicle charging (40- to 100-amp chargers). This upgrade ensures your home is safe to handle the added electricity consumption of your electric vehicle.
Utility Companies / Costs
Take a close look at what your electricity provider has to offer as far as rate plans. You might need to change your rate plan to save on charging costs. Some providers offer a special time-of-use rate plan specifically designed for electric vehicles that lets you charge at night when the rates are lowest. Check with your electricity provider about rate options and costs.