Powering Electric Vehicles in the Inland Empire
Within the next few decades, gas-powered cars will be almost entirely replaced by electric vehicles on California roads. Electric vehicles are the future of transportation, and that means electric vehicle chargers are a rapidly growing technology being integrated into thousands of homes throughout the Southland.
If you’re looking to improve your electric vehicle ownership experience by reducing charge times, talk to our team about our EV charger installation services in Riverside. We can even integrate your charger into your solar energy system for charging with clean, emissions-free power.
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Electric Vehicle (EV) charging works by supplying electricity to the vehicle's battery, allowing it to recharge. There are different types of EV charging options available, ranging from standard household outlets to specialized charging stations.
The main types of EV charging include:
- Level 1 Charging: Level 1 charging uses a standard 120-volt AC electrical outlet, similar to what you would use for household appliances. This is the slowest charging option, typically providing around 2 to 5 miles of range per hour of charging. Level 1 charging is convenient for overnight charging at home or when a higher charging speed is not necessary.
- Level 2 Charging: Level 2 charging utilizes a 240-volt AC electrical supply, which requires dedicated charging equipment or a specialized charging station. Level 2 charging is faster than Level 1, typically providing around 10 to 30 miles of range per hour of charging, depending on the vehicle and charging station capacity. Level 2 chargers are commonly installed at homes, workplaces, and public charging stations.
- DC Fast Charging (Level 3 Charging): DC Fast Charging, also known as Level 3 charging, is the fastest charging option available for EVs. These charging stations provide a direct current (DC) power supply, bypassing the vehicle's onboard charger. DC Fast Chargers can recharge an EV battery to 80% capacity in around 30 minutes, depending on the vehicle's capabilities and the charging station's power output. These charging stations are typically found along highways, in commercial areas, and at some public charging stations.
To charge an electric vehicle, you typically need to connect the charging cable to the vehicle's charging port and then plug the other end into the appropriate charging station or power outlet. Some newer EV models also support wireless charging, where the vehicle is parked over a charging pad, and charging occurs through electromagnetic induction.
It's important to note that EVs may have different charging port types, such as CCS (Combined Charging System), CHAdeMO, or Tesla Supercharger, depending on the vehicle make and model. The availability of charging stations and the charging network infrastructure may vary depending on your location.
If you have recently purchased an electric vehicle in Riverside and are in need of a home charging station, partner with Sun Energy for your installation. We're the area's trusted renewable energy expert, and we look forward to helping you power your vehicle with clean electricity.
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