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Level 1 vs Level 2 Chargers

Get up to speed on the benefits of upgrading to a level 2 electric vehicle charger

Charging Levels for Electric Vehicle Chargers

Level 1 vs level 2 chargers, what is the difference? These are typically the two types of chargers common with electric vehicles (EV) when charging for residential use.

Level 1  Charger

Most electric vehicles (EV) come with a level 1 charger. This style of charger will plug into any standard 120V outlet with the other end being plugged into your vehicle.

Level 2 Charger

This style of electric vehicle charger is sold separately from your vehicle and requires a little bit more of a setup. A licensed electrician is usually required to help with this setup as this charger needs to be plugged into a 240V outlet, the same kind that you would plug a dryer or stove into.

Level 2 chargers add approximately 22 extra kms on every 1 hour charge vs a level 1 charger

Benefits of Upgrading to a Level 2 EV Charger

To fully take advantage of the benefits of driving an electric vehicle (EV) or a plug-in hybrid, upgrading to a Level 2 charging station is highly recommended.

Level 2 Charging Benefits

Faster Charging Times: cut your charging times in half vs using a level 1 charger. Depending on your vehicle, you can get a full charge in 3-8 hours.

Future Proof: as electric vehicle technology evolves, batteries will evolve to have greater capacity. Greater the capacity, the longer it will take to charge. Stay ahead of the curve and upgrade to a level 2 charger now.

Better Health of Your Battery: Some car manufacturers state that use of your level 1 provided charger is for occasional use only and that level 2 chargers are recommended. Check your owners manual for more details.

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There are several level 2 charging options to choose from. We offer various electric vehicle chargers, we have licensed electricians that are qualified to do the appropriate installations and we will even help you apply for your Ontario government rebate for upgrading.

Contact us today and experience the benefits of a level 2 charger.