What questions should I ask when deciding on which electric vehicle charging station to choose?
July 30, 2021
What vehicle am I thinking about buying and what is the range?
- Is it a full battery electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid (PHEV)? (You may want to consider a higher powered station if you are purchasing a longer range (300 mi) vehicle)
How far is my typical drive? Do I have charging available for me at my destination/workplace?
Do I have a place to install a Level 2 Station? (Do I have a dedicated parking location? Where would I locate the station?)
Do I have to ask someone’s permission to install a Level 2 Station? (e.g., Home Owners Association, Landlord)
Do I have capacity in my electrical panel?
- Quick check: Do you have two spaces next to each other on your electrical panel?
- Quick check: Most electricians/station installers will provide a free estimate!