ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS

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Charging Stations

When considering electric fleet vehicles, it’s important to plan your charging solution.

Charging stations for commercial EVs fall into two categories: Level 2 AC charging and DC Fast Charge.

Level 2 – AC charging

AC power is delivered to the vehicle, where it is converted to DC power for charging the batteries. This class of charger is lower cost and easier to connect to your building’s existing electrical infrastructure. However, charging times for a commercial EV will be long due to the high capacity of the batteries.

DC Fast Charge

The charging station converts AC electricity to DC power which is delivered to the vehicle and is used to charge the batteries. Although more expensive, DC Fast Charge is much faster than Level 2. The high current levels needed for DC Fast Charge may require additional planning and permitting for installation.