How to Prep Your Home for an EV

2020 GMC Hummer EV in a forest
 

When it comes to purchasing a new car or SUV in Sangster Motors, the last thing most East Wenatchee drivers typically think about is how to prepare their home for one. While electric vehicles have many benefits, they require some preparation. At-home charging will likely be your primary method for electric vehicle charging batteries, so learn how to prep your home for an EV here. If you have questions or want to explore the new Hummer EV, contact us!

 

 

Decide on a Type of Electric Vehicle Home Charger (Charging Level)

If you haven’t yet researched the types of electric vehicle home chargers, Sangster Motors is here to help! Most at-home car charging systems are Level 1 or Level 2. Here’s the difference:

  • Level 1 electric vehicle home chargers can take days to fully charge. 
  • Level 2 electric vehicle home charges can take several hours to charge fully. Sometimes you can get between 60-200 miles of range in only about 30 minutes with a Level 2 DC charging station. That’s why many EV owners around Levanworth combine both types of electric vehicle charging battery stations. 

Clean and Organize Your Garage

If you haven’t already cleaned and organized your garage to make room for your electric vehicle charging station, now is the time! Hold a garage sale to clear the clutter and thoroughly clean it. Don’t forget to advertise your Wenatchee, WA garage sale, so you get a good turnout! 

Check Your Power Panel & Assess Consumption

The power panel in your garage or home distributes electricity. It must be rated for the maximum amount of current flow amount, measured in Amperes. Most new homes have a 100 Amp power panel. Check your Amperage rating printed somewhere on your main circuit breaker. Then, access how much electricity you use on average in your home per month to ensure you won’t overload your electric distribution panel.

5. Buy Your EV Charger & Have it Professionally Installed

Next, purchase your electric vehicle charging station and contact an electrician to install it. You should discuss any concerns about your power consumption and adding an EV charging station. They may install a dedicated 240-volt plug or add a hardwired circuit to the power panel. The installation costs can vary from $1,000 to 4,000 or more.

Shop for a New or Used Hybrid or EV at Sangster Motors 

Now that you know how to prepare your home for an electric vehicle, when you’re ready to take the next steps in going green, contact us at Sangster Motors! You can browse our current selection of pre-owned vehicles online or drop by the dealership. You can also apply for financing from the comfort of your home, so don’t wait! Reach out to us now!

 

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