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Mon-Fri 07:00 AM - 04:00 PM / 24-7 Service
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  • Charging Your Car at Home

    Public charging stations are very convenient as they are becoming more abundant and charge your EV very quickly. The standard charger included with the purchase of your EV is most likely unable to provide a rapid charge. We are able to install a charger for any modern EV that can provide a charge to your vehicle that will allow for a daily commute in excess of 100 miles. Call Bates Electric to get your car the Juice it needs!

    What type of EV charger do I need?

    There are three types of Electric chargers each having a different charging rate.

    Level 1 Charging

    This type of charging will charge your vehicle at a rate of 5 miles per hour using a standard 110V outlet. 

    Level 2 Charging

    This type is the most popular type of charger for those who charge at home. A typical charging rate for this type of charger is between 10 and 30 miles per hour depending on the model and brand of charger. This type also requires a 240V outlet.

    Level 3 Charging

    This type of charger is mostly used in a commercial or industrial setting. These chargers can provide as much as 150 miles of charge in an hour. This type of charger can provide an 80% charge in a matter of 20 – 30 minutes which makes this type the most desirable charger when on the go. 

    Commercial DC Fast Charging

    DC Fast charging is the fastest type of charging currently available (up to 350kW.) They differ from the Level 1 and Level 2 chargers in that they bypass the car’s onboard charger and deliver Direct Current to the battery. The onboard chargers’ purpose is to convert the Alternating current from the Level 1 and Level 2 chargers and convert it to Direct Current. Charging rates can be greatly accelerated when bypassing this onboard charging hardware (350kW vs. 19.2kW.) 

    Retail charger
    EV charger

    Charging Standards

    There are currently 3 different charging standards for your EV

    CCS (Combined Charging System)

    CCS plug

    The Combined Charging System is a universal standard for electric vehicles. This plug is capable of delivering a single phase AC, a three phase AC and DC fast charging. This standard is quickly becoming the standard amongst the majority of EV manufacturers.

    Chosen standard of the following manufacturers:

    CHAdeMO

    dc fast charger

    The CHAdeMO standard was developed by CHAdeMO Association and established in Japan.

    Chosen standard of the following manufacturers:

    Tesla Supercharger

    This standard is proprietary to Tesla. There are adapters readily available to allow a Tesla owner to charge in CHAdeMO and CCS standards.

    Take your charging to the Next Level

    Bates Electric has professionals who can help you decide what charging solution is optimal for your home, business and community.