How to Prepare Your Home for an Electric Vehicle

2022 Kia Niro EV Charging

There are plenty of benefits to driving an electric vehicle, like the Kia EV6 or Kia Niro EV. If you’ve decided it’s time to make fewer trips to Pomona gas stations by switching to an electric vehicle, charging batteries is something you’ll need to prepare for. Should you buy an electric vehicle charging station for your home? We’ve put together a handy guide on how to prepare your home for an electric vehicle below.



Do You Need to Buy an Electric Vehicle Charging Station?

You may be wondering if you need to prepare your home for an electric vehicle by purchasing a home charging station. It depends on how much time you have for charging your car and how much you intend to use it. Depending on which method is used to charge an electric vehicle, charging batteries can take anywhere from a few hours to overnight. Take the following into consideration to determine if you need to purchase a charging unit:

  • Public electric vehicle charging station – You just run short errands in a city with lots of charging stations, or you work near a public electric vehicle charging station.
  • Level 1 home charging (just using the cord that came with the car) – You drive less than 50 miles a day and are fine with charging the car overnight.
  • Level 2 home charging (using a home electric vehicle charging station) – You drive more than 50 miles a day or need to charge the car faster than overnight.

How to Prepare Your Home for an Electric Vehicle – Level 2 Home Charging

Charging an EV to 80% with a Level 2 electric vehicle charging station will only take around half an hour on average. A full charge normally takes around 4.5 hours. Such a charger can be bought at certain Covina retailers, or a ChargePoint Home Flex EV Charger can be ordered from an authorized Kia dealer like Pomona Kia. In either case, the unit will require professional installation. Follow these steps to prepare your home:

Prepare Your Home for an Electric Vehicle – Level 2 Charging

  • Clean your garage and prepare a space for the charger.
  • Purchase your charger from your car’s manufacturer or a retailer like Home Depot.
  • Hire an electrician to install it.

Check Out the Kia EV6 and Niro EV at Pomona Kia

The Kia EV6 and Niro EV are two remarkable vehicles. Why not come take them for a test drive? We have some incredible deals on both hybrids and EVs. We’re just down the road from Ontario. So, drop by or contact us today!


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