Are All Electric Car Chargers the Same?

a woman plugging a 2023 Chevy bolt ev in

Are all electric car chargers the same? Yes and no. Yes in the sense that allelectric car chargers are universal, so they require the same plug. But no in the sense that there are three different types of electric car chargers: Level 1, 2, and 3. This means that no matter your brand of electric vehicle, you can take advantage of the many domestic and public chargers available. But you can also take advantage of different charging levels to unlock different charging speeds! Get to know more about EV chargers with Automotive Avenues.



What Are the Different Types of Electric Car Chargers? 

From the roads of Toms River to your very own garage, you’ll find three different types of electric car chargers. Level 1, 2, and 3 charging levels have different voltage levels. The higher the voltage, the faster the charging speed. Let’s take a look at how that affects your driving experience in Trenton.

Level 1 Charging 

Level 1 chargers have a charging speed of 3 to 5 miles per hour. This is the easiest form of charging to access because you can simply plug into any grounded 120-volt household outlet. Though Level 1 will take days to charge an EV, it can be a good option for a plug-in hybrid with a smaller battery.

Level 2 Charging

Level 2 charging can add anywhere from 12 to 80 miles to your EV per hour. Level 2 public charging stations can be found all over Howell Township, but you can also install your very own private Level 2 station in your own garage! You can charge your EV in hours, rather than days, so this is the most popular option. However, you’ll need to get your home station professionally installed by an electrician

Level 3 Charging 

Level 3 charging is the fastest of them all, with a charging speed of 3 to 20 miles per minute. That’s because Level 3 chargers use a direct current, instead of the alternating current of Level 1 and 2. You’ll only find Level 3 charging stations in public places that can accommodate higher voltage needs. But you can charge your car in just under an hour!

Find Your Next EV at Automotive Avenues

Still have questions about the different types of electric car chargers? Want to know more about the benefits of EVs? Get in touch with us at Automotive Avenues to find out all about EV ownership in Wall. We’d be happy to help, so contact us today!


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