Why are Electric Vehicles Covering Kelowna?
Are you a new owner of an electric vehicle? Besides being a much more eco-friendly option over conventional combustion engines, electric vehicles are chock full of other benefits, such as lower monthly costs (fuel and maintenance), generally safer, and still able to keep up with the pack of gas-driven vehicles. With new vehicles in the works that will continue to reduce the cost-of-entry for new buyers, there is an electric car for nearly anyone out there, and it seems to be just a matter of time before they take over completely.
Getting the Most Out of Your Okanagan Electric Vehicle
If you have entered the market already, you have likely learned that it is essential to have an at home charger for your vehicle. Besides offering convenience, Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSEs, or at home chargers) are integral to getting value out of your electric vehicle — if you are always having to stop at public stations to charge for hours at a time, you won’t be enjoying your investment much at all! So pick out an EVSE that supports your vehicles fastest charging possible. Level 1 and 2 chargers are for most electric vehicles, but also take note of the amperage. 30-amp chargers are recommended for most, however you will need to ensure that your circuit breaker supports at least 40-amps in order to use those, so make sure you do a little research beforehand, or give Epic Electric a call to figure out your ideal solution. If your vehicle supports Level 3 chargers, which can take a battery from empty to full in around an hour, you will want to take advantage of that with your in-home choice. Currently there are a limited number of public Level 3 chargers available, “As of June 2016, there are 27 fast-charge locations in BC (not including Tesla’s SuperChargers)”, so having your own can be a major boon for regular usage.
Keeping up with the times is a constant effort, however electric vehicles are proving that it can be worth your while to do so. If you are finding the idea of installing in-home charging EVSEs to be a bit daunting, bring in the professionals of Epic Electric to ensure a seamless installation.
Deciding on an in-home charging station? Be sure to check what amperage your circuit breaker supports first! When it comes time to get it mounted and pumping out that electric juice, give Epic Electric a call at (250) 859-5195. Owning an electric vehicle doesn’t need to be difficult, let us take the initial setup off your plate, contact Epic Electric today!