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Overview

Car charging is easy. Just use a charger power source with the plug port, inductive plate or other method on the vehicle.

Like a laptop or cell phone, most electric vehicle charging currently occurs at home and work. However, commercial charging stations are becoming more common.

Level 2 AC (quick) charging stations typically add up to 10 to 20 miles of electric range per hour for plugin cars, vans, pickup trucks and SUVs.

Home quick charging stations usually cost about $2,000. By contrast, commercial quick charging stations on national networks with automated billing and smart device apps and dual outputs usually cost about $10,000.

DC fast charging stations typically add up to about 120 miles (up to 80 percent state of charge) of electric range per hour for plugin cars, vans, pickup trucks and SUVs with fast charge ports.

The highest-end commercial fast charging stations on national networks with automated billing, smart device apps, and dual outputs usually cost about $75,000.

Electric vehicle charging stations guide

Comparative chart showing types of chargers and charging ports.
Comparative chart showing types of chargers and charging ports.

Install charging stations at your business

  • Attract new tenants, customers, or employees
  • Open your business to new market segments
  • Accommodate clientele with higher income levels
  • Acquire new revenue streams

Install charging stations at home

  • Charge your electric vehicle overnight
  • Prepare for a plugin vehicle purchase
  • Provide charging for visitors
  • Install a quick charging station for even faster performance