LEVEL 2 requires you to install a specialized station using a 240-volt outlet, like those used by ovens and clothes dryers. Level 2 chargers are the most efficient home charging option and are also the most common type of charging stations around town.
Providing 240v power, it takes 6 to 14 hours to fully charge an EV, or 4 to 8 hours for a PHEV.
Level 2 charging stations should be installed by a licensed electrician.
Level 2 Charging Stations
Let’s break it down:
- With rebates, a Level 2 home charging station will cost you about $600 installed. The convenience is well worth it if you can afford it.
- You’ll pay about $2/100kms to charge your vehicle.
- At-home Level 2 charging capabilities is slowing becoming expected when it comes to the sale of a house. All new builds in BC are required to have charging capabilities, and many home buyers have come to expect it.