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EV Chargers in Buffalo, NY
Electrical vehicles (EV) are changing the way people drive. These changes are only going to speed up in the coming years. If you’re interested in making the most of the EV you already have or you’re considering purchasing one in the future, you need to pay close attention to the residential EV charger options available.
At Scherer Electric, we’re always on the cutting edge of technology. We work to install and service the best available residential EV chargers. We back up our services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and you can trust our technicians to handle any job you need. We never compromise on quality. Talk to us today about your options when it comes to a residential EV charge in Buffalo, NY or elsewhere in Western New York.
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What Are EV Chargers?
All electric vehicles need time to charge up, and EV chargers make this much easier. Electric vehicle chargers are permanent installations that allow for quicker and more efficient vehicle charging. Here are some of the benefits of having our technicians install a EV charger for your home:
Speed: An EV charger can speed up how long it takes to charge your vehicle by 5 times.
Convenience: You won’t have to depend on charging stations or need to plan out your time around access to public charging stations.
Safety: An EV charger puts less demand on a home electrical system, making it safer to use.
EV Charging Speeds
All electrical vehicles come with a based charger system called a "Level 1 charger." Essentially, this is a converter that allows you to plug the vehicle into a standard 120-volt outlet. Although simple to use, a Level 1 charger is slow: it can take around 18 hours to recharge an EV, and this seriously reduces the convenience of having an electric vehicle in the first place.
We recommend you upgrade to a Level 2 charger, which has a 240-volt circuit and is the most powerful type of charger you can have installed for your home. A Level 2 charger adds 25 mph of range per hour, whereas a Level 1 charger only adds 5 mph of range over the same time. You can get most vehicles charged in eight hours with a Level 2 charger.
EV Charger Installation
You can’t get the full benefit of having an electric charging station at home without professional installation—and that’s where we come in. We’ll help you go through the steps required to install a Level 2 charger. We’ll check if your home’s electrical panel can handle charging station demands. If it can’t, we’ll arrange an upgrade to a higher voltage circuit. We will then find the best location for your EV charging station and cord length. Finally, we’ll wire the charging station directly to your home’s electrical system.
How Do I Charge My Electric Vehicle?
Once our team has your EV set up in your Buffalo, NY home, it’s easy to use. Forget all the steps you have to go through with a public charging station where you have to log-in to pay through an app. Just take the charger, connect it to your car, and leave it overnight. You’ll be ready to go in no time.