Thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle? Make sure your home or business is prepared for electric vehicle charging:

Charging Types

Charging types vary based on the amount of electricity used and how fast they charge

  • Level 1: 120v. Standard home outlet. 3-5 miles of range per hour
  • Level 2: 240v. Requires EV charger installation. 10-20 miles of range per hour
  • Level 3: Available at businesses / commercial settings only. 80% charge in 20-30 minutes

FIRE AND SHOCK HAZARD: Never use an extension cord when charging electric vehicles. Doing so may lead to fires or electric shocks.

Prepare your Home or Business 

  • Have a qualified electrician complete a site assessment to ensure your home or business has the right electrical capacity for EV charging
  • Ensure you have enough space for an EV charger
  • Make sure your charger and charging cords are certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NTRL)
  • Make sure you have adequate GFCI protection to avoid electric shocks
  • All EV charger installations and site assessments should only be completed by qualified electricians who have been trained and are insured and bonded to complete electrical work

Use and Maintenance

  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when charging electric vehicles
  • Properly store charging cables to avoid damage which could lead to electric shocks and fires
  • Cover EV charging stations to avoid water damage. Refer to manufacturer guidelines for more information
  • Make sure EV chargers are properly maintained. Avoid vehicle contact with chargers and never use a charger with damage