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Electric vehicles and charging stations

Electric vehicles and charging stations

As automobile manufacturers turn toward electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) as the future of driving, vehicle owners need to stay informed about the latest technology in EVs and in the charging stations that power them.

 

From charging at home to charging on the go, electric vehicles in Spruce Grove do not require a lot more effort than gas-powered models.

 

FordPass Charging Network

 

Whether drivers opt for an Escape PHEV, the Mustang Mach-E, or hold out for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, there are plenty of options for electric vehicles in Spruce Grove. There are also plenty of ways to charge these vehicles.

 

The FordPass charging network provides Ford customers with simple and easy access to charging stations throughout North America. On Ford EVs and PHEVs, FordPass Connect makes it easy to find and check charger availability at stations near you. Available in Ford vehicles and on the FordPass app, this trip-planning tool works as you drive, considering your vehicle battery's current status and identifying nearby charging points to make every trip easy and enjoyable.

 

Types of EV Charging Stations in Spruce Grove

 

There are three basic types of EV charging stations: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Level 1 and 2 charging stations are approved for residential use and use 120-volt or 240-volt power. Level 3 stations are usually reserved for commercial settings and include DC Fast Charging or (Tesla) Supercharging. DC Fast Charging is what you will find at charging stations during your road trips.

 

Level 1 Charging Station

 

The simplest of charging stations, a Level 1 does not require any special charger or outlet. Your new Ford EV or PHEV will come with a charging cable, which will plug into a common three-prong outlet and use standard house electrical current, 110- or 120-volt. This type of charging is easy, but it is slow. It takes about an hour to provide four miles of battery range. This is okay for a PHEV but not a full EV.

 

Level 2 Charging Station

 

A Level 2 charging station is easily added to your house. This type of charging station uses a 240-volt circuit, like the one commonly found on electric dryers, to charge vehicles faster. Charging on a Level 2 vs a Level 1 takes just a quarter of the time.

 

While drivers could technically charge their EV on the 240-volt outlet used for the dryer, switching the cables back and forth is a lot of hassle. Instead, you should hire a professional electrician to install a 240-volt circuit in your garage. Once a 240-volt outlet is accessible in the garage, drivers can "hard-wire" the charging station into that circuit and have it here permanently. Another option is to choose a portable Level 2 charger which can be transported during road trips. For EV drivers, a Level 2 charging station is a necessity to recharge the battery in a somewhat timely manner.

 

Electric Vehicles in Spruce Grove

 

Owning an electric vehicle in Spruce Grove might require a bit more work than a gas vehicle, but the savings at the gas pump and for the environment far outweigh the momentary inconvenience.

 

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