Have you been enjoying the perks of your electric car? It is certainly nice saving money on gas every week as you run from one place to another. One problem many electric car owners are discovering is the fact their car isn’t quite keeping up with them. Most electric cars can get anywhere from 35 to 70 miles on a fully charged battery. The problem many are running into is the length of time it takes to get a full charge with a Level 1 charger. An electrician in Miami, like those at Elcon Electric can help you cut the charging time in half.
If you have discovered you are relying more on gas than electric to run your car, you may want to look into buying a Level II charger. These faster charging systems can get your car fully charged in about 4 hours. Each model varies. These chargers require a 240-volt outlet, which will need to be professionally installed by an electrician. Miami residents will appreciate the convenience of having their car fully charged within a few hours instead of waiting overnight or all day. This is one way you can keep your gas bill down. The faster chargers are a bit more expensive, but if you are on the go a lot, the cost savings from the reduced need for gas will make up for it over time.
Depending on the current electric panel in your home, it may need to be upgraded as well. You will need to have an additional breaker installed to support the new outlet. This is something your electrician will let you know about during the initial inspection. If you would like to have an electrician install the outlet need for a fast electric car charger, give Elcon Electric a call today.