Electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. They’re efficient, environmentally friendly, and easy to charge. At Brown’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we’re proud to announce that we now offer electric vehicle charging stations at our location in Patchogue, NY and would like to help clear up any questions you may have about charging your electric vehicle.
When you’re looking into charging your electric vehicle, you’ll find that there are three main ways to charge your EV. There’s Level 1, Level 2, and DC fast charging. Level 1 charging is one of the easiest ways to charge your EV, but it’s also one of the slowest. Level 2 charging is much quicker, and can often be accessed via public charging stations or in your home. DC fast charging is the quickest way to charge your electric vehicle and can only be accessed at public charging stations.
Yes, you most likely can. Chances are good you already have a standard 120-volt outlet in your garage or outside your house. You can plug your electric vehicle into this outlet, known as a Level 1 charge. Alternatively, you can have a Level 2 charging station installed at your home. The 240-volt outlet is a step up in power and can provide a full charge in a few hours.
For the fastest charge of your electric vehicle, look for DC fast charging stations, they’re the quickest way to achieve a full charge. You can find DC fast charging stations alongside some Level 2 charging stations.
For those who own a plug-in hybrid vehicle, which features both an electric engine and a gas engine, you have the option to switch between power sources and fill up at a gas station. However, if you never charge the battery that powers the electric engine, you’ll be driving it just like a traditional gas-powered car. On the other hand, if you own an all-electric vehicle and do not charge it, your vehicle will not be able to start. Just like a gas-powered engine that runs out of fuel, an electric engine that runs out of power will not function.
Brown's Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram, New York 112, Patchogue, NY, USA