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Are All Electric Car Chargers the Same?

Charging Stations
 

If you are considering the purchase of a new electric vehicle, you probably know they require charging before you head out on West Palm Beach roads. But are all electric car chargers the same? Good news! Electric car chargers are universal! All electric vehicles utilize the same type of plug for Level 1 and Level 2 charging, which are the two most common types of charging. The only EV charger exclusive to a specific brand is the Tesla Supercharger. Learn more about the different types of electric car chargers with the team at Lexus of Palm Beach.

 

 

What Are the Different Types of Electric Car Chargers?

There are three different types of electric car chargers around Delray Beach: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. They all offer different speeds for charging. Below are the details on the different types of electric car chargers, their charging rates, and where you will find them.

Level 1 EV Charging

Level 1 chargers have a charging speed of 3 to 5 miles per hour. Level 1 uses a 120-volt household outlet, and all electric cars can be charged with Level 1 simply by plugging the charging equipment into your standard wall outlet. Level 1 charging is mainly for those Lake Worth drivers who don’t travel far from home.

Level 2 Charging

Level 2 charging has a charging speed from 12 to 80 miles per hour. Level 2 is ideal for running errands around Palm Beach Gardens and your daily commute. Level 2 charging requires professional installation.

Level 3 Charging

Level 3 charging is the fastest type of EV charger, with a charging speed of 3 to 20 miles per minute. Level 3 chargers use direct current (DC), but Level 1 and Level 2 chargers use an alternating current (AC). Level 3 charging requires a much higher voltage, so you typically find them in public places, like big-box stores or hotels, and not in West Palm Beach homes or garages.

Test Drive an Electric Vehicle at Lexus of Palm Beach Today

Now that we’ve answered the question, “Are all electric car chargers the same?” if you need help deciding which charger is suitable for your EV, or if you’re shopping for the perfect EV for your lifestyle, contact us at Lexus of Palm Beach today. Let’s go for a test drive around West Palm Beach so you can see what all the buzz is about! Check out our new vehicle specials and let us know when you’re ready to move forward.

 

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