EV Charging Stations

How Do EV Charging Stations Work?

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Electric vehicles (EVs) are a hot topic among those involved in the transportation industry. To help EVs become more accessible, forward-thinking companies have been developing charging stations that allow EVs to recharge quickly.

How Do EV Charging Stations Work?

There are two main EV charging stations: level 1 and level 2 charging stations. The simplest way for an individual to understand the difference between the two is as follows: Level 1 chargers require you to provide your power source, whereas a level 2 charger uses electricity from an external power supply such as a regular wall outlet other connected energy sources. Also, unlike a standard wall outlet, fast charging stations can recharge an EV battery to about 80 percent capacity in less than 30 minutes.

The level 1 charger is the slower of the two options available for home use, but not by much. A level 1 charge will provide between 4 and 5 miles of range per hour every hour, meaning that it would take more than 40 hours to fully charge a depleted battery on a 100-mile range electric vehicle.