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Preparing for an Electric Vehicle Home Charger

Blue 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 parked on driveway

 

If you’re looking to trade up to electric, you’re not alone. Collegeville drivers who take delivery of the modern crop of electric vehicles will find increased efficiency, less maintenance costs, and an overall smoother drive. One thing you should consider, however, is how to prepare your home for an electric vehicle, including an electric vehicle home charger. This might sound mystifying, but it’s really not. Read on and learn more about what these new cars could do for your family!

1. Decide on a Charging Type (AKA Charging Level)

If you haven’t done any research on the types of EV chargers necessary for Volkswagen ID.4 charging, now’s the time. You have two electric vehicle home charger types, Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Level 1 EV charging will often take several days to fully charge an electric car.
  • Level 2 EV charging will get it done in a few hours, on the other hand. You can often get 60-200 miles of range in about half an hour with a Level 2 charger.

2. Ready Your Garage

Now is the time to organize your garage and get the clutter out. You’ll need the electrician to have easy access around your garage.

3. Find Your Power Panel & Assess Consumption

The power panel in your home is how electricity gets through the house. It will be rated for maximum current in amperes. Often, you’ll have a 100 amp power panel in a new home, but the amperage should be printed on your main circuit breaker. This is important in determining how ready for ID.4 charging you are.

4. Hire an Electrician

Next, hire an electrician. This is who you talk to about power consumption and adding EV charging in Phoenixville. Usually, it’ll run you a few hundred dollars, but if you have an older home, it could cost over $1,000.

5. Buy Your Charger & Have it Installed

If you haven’t already done your research on an EV charger, it’s time to find one that’s right for you. This is what the electrician will professionally install.

Contact Wynn Volkswagen to Get Started

Got questions about electric vehicle charging batteries or finding an electric vehicle charging station near you? Wynn Volkswagen would love to help you! We specialize in EV questions, including ID.4 charging. Contact us today to start the conversation.

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