If you’re searching electric vehicles at Lyon-Waugh Auto Group for the first time, we’re guessing you’re wondering about charging. It can be overwhelming with all the options available, particularly if it’s not something you’ve dealt with before. Here’s a guide to the three levels of charging to help you understand just what you need.

Level 1 Charging

Level 1 charging is the slowest way to charge an EV, although it’s arguably the most convenient. That’s because you can plug a Level 1 charger into any common household outlet. The 120-volt charger typically gives you up to five miles of range with an hour of charging. Due to the time restraints, a Level 1 charger is best for drivers that only have short commutes to make each day.

Level 2 Charging

When you want faster charging times, you’ll want a Level 2 charger. You can get Level 2 charging at many public charging stations or even at home. If you want to be able to conveniently charge from home, you’ll want to reach out to a professional electrician to make sure your home can accommodate a Level 2 charger and have it installed. With it, you can charge your vehicle while you sleep and wake up to a fully-charged battery.

Level 3 Charging

Your fastest charging option is Level 3 charging. This is also referred to DC (direct current) fast-charging. Due to the electricity that they require (and their cost), these are only found at select public charging stations. By using a DC fast-charging charger, you can fully charge an empty battery in only half an hour.

Whether you are shopping for a new electric vehicle or need help with EV care, our car dealership in Nashua, NH is here for you. Contact us to get started today!

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