Get Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions About Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
If you are considering an electric vehicle, you may have questions about electric vehicle charging stations. Whether you are considering having your own charging station installed at home, or you have questions about how to use them around town, we can help. Contact Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126 if your questions are not answered below.
Can I Charge My Car if I Live in an Apartment Building?
If you have several people in your apartment building who have or want electric cars, talk to your apartment manager or owner to find out if they can install an electric vehicle charging station. This could be a huge selling point for future tenants too. Have them call their local electrician to get help finding the right options and providing exceptional installation.
How Can I Find Public Charging Stations?
There is a database overseen by the Department of Energy (DOE) that shows all known charging stations. Major automakers have their own databases but their information is taken from the DOE it is generally best to just take it from the DOE website. There are also third-party apps that can help you locate a charging station.
Is it Safe to Install a Home Charging Station?
If you work with the professional to have it installed, then yes, it is safe. Charging stations are designed to ensure that there is no electricity flowing through the coupler or cord unless it is connected to a vehicle and actively charging. Electric vehicles are also designed not to start or move when they are plugged into a charging station.
How Much Does It Cost to Have a Charging Station Installed at My Home?
It depends. What type of charging station do you need? Do you have just one electric vehicle or several? The best way to find out what you are likely to pay is to contact Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126 and ask. One thing we can tell you is that it is likely less expensive than you think.
Do I Need Electrical Work Done if I Want an EV Charging Station at My Home?
Yes. If you have a level two charging station (the most common) then you will need a dedicated 240-volt circuit. This can be done by your local electrician. If you attempt to install it yourself, you are putting yourself at serious risk of injury or even death.
How Can I Find Out More About My Options?
If you have an electric vehicle and want a charging station installed in your home, or you are thinking about investing in one and want to talk to a professional to find out more, you can contact Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126 at your convenience.
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