EV Charging 101
EV CHARGING IS FAST AND SIMPLE
Fast charging your EV is very simple with outstanding benefits, making it easier than ever to quickly charge your EV. You can connect your EV to a Fast Charger in seconds, charge to 80% or more in less than hour, while you shop, eat, read, or relax. EVunited provides fast charging solutions that are compatible with all fast charge capable EV models currently on the market, including Tesla Models S/X/3 with a CHAdeMO adapter.
EV CHARGING LEVELS
There are different levels to charge your vehicle Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 DC Fast Charging and Tesla Supercharging, which only charges a Tesla vehicle. All electric cars can charge on Level 1 and Level 2 options. However, some vehicles cannot charge at a Level 3 charger. Knowing your vehicle’s capabilities is therefore very important.
Level 1/Home Charging: Level 1 charging is simply plugging into a standard wall outlet. It uses a 120-volt charge. This is the slowest form of charging. It will typically charge your car at a rate of 2-5 miles per hour. This is most convenient for home charging as filling up your battery will take many hours.
Level 2 Charging: The most common and efficient charging option for your residence or workplace. Level 2 charging delivers a charge of either 220 or 240 volts with a rate of up to 25 miles per hour. Level 2 chargers can be found at retail, residential, workplace, parking structures, schools or similar applications, or you can even have one installed in your home. The Level 2 can deliver a full charge throughout the course of the workday or full night’s sleep. However, if you don’t have time you can receive a minimal re-charge within an hour.
DC Fast/Level 3 Fast Charging: DC Fast charging is the most convenient way to charge for those electric vehicles with fast charging capability. If you would like to fast charge your EV up to 80% capacity in under 30 minutes, DC Fast Charging is for you. It takes seconds to plug in, then allows you to shop, eat or relax for 30-60 minutes and return to your EV with nearly a full charge. DC Fast Charging is convenient, easy and fast!
DC fast charging empowers you to charge your battery electric vehicle (BEV) quickly, conveniently, and on-the-go. Why Charge in hours when you can charge to near full capacity in under 30 minutes? Have more questions? Curious on which vehicles work with DC fast charging?
Sure, you can spend hours charging your EV at home or at work, but the ability to charge your EV quickly, whenever and wherever you want is a convenience we all want at our disposal.