Electric vehicles (EVs) are a big part of the future of transportation here in Central Maine and around the world.
Already, we’re seeing more EVs on our roads here, and they’re not all being driven by tourists. Residents and businesses are reaping the benefits of owning electric vehicles, from tax breaks to not having to worry about gasoline prices anymore.
However, relying on public electric vehicle charging stations can be challenging. There aren’t enough to meet the growing demand. AFC is here to help, with our licensed master electricians safely and expertly installing electric vehicle charging stations at homes and businesses.
Safety first: Electric vehicle charger installation is a job that needs to be left to the professionals. There are many mistakes that you could make that could void the warranty, damage your electrical system or home or seriously injure you or others.
You need to choose your electric vehicle charger from three levels of electric vehicle chargers. We’ll help you choose the right one for your electric vehicle needs. We will give you a fair, honest FREE estimate for installing your EV charger.
Level 1 chargers are the least expensive, and often comes free with your EV. It plugs into a standard 120-volt outlet. But it can take 16 hours to fully charge your electric vehicle.
Level 2 chargers are more expensive and may require an upgrading of your electrical panel. But they can charge your EV in eight hours or less.
Level 3 chargers are most commonly used in commercial applications as they are the most expensive option. But they come with a big benefit, being able to fully charge your EV in less than one hour! If your family has or plans on having more than one EV, this may be a good choice.
All EVs sold in the United States use a standard Level 2 charging plug, often known as a J Plug. However, not all EVs can use a Level 3 charger. AFC will make sure that your EV charger is right for your vehicle.
How can we help you?
We’ll install your new electric vehicle charger wherever you need it. Many people like having them in their garage, as it’s easy to charge them overnight. We can install your EV charger in both attached and detached garages. If you don’t have a garage, we can install it in a safe place outdoors.
Because AFC is a full-service electrical services provider, we can do everything when it comes to adding an EV charger to your home, such as upgrading your electrical panel, running wiring to a detached garage to add an electrical panel there and more.
AFC makes charging your electric vehicle easy! Contact us to learn more about our EV charger services.