Charging a PEV
Charging stations are described as level 1, level 2, or DC Fast Charger (Direct Current Fast Charging).
This uses ordinary household current. All electric vehicles can be charged on a standard 3-prong outlet and the charging unit that comes with your vehicle. It is the slowest charging mode for an electric vehicle.
- Uses a standard 120V outlet
- Takes 8 to 20 hours to fully charge a vehicle, depending on how depleted the battery is and whether it's a hybrid or fully electric vehicle
- Typically adds 5 miles of range per hour charged
- No set-up costs
Consider upgrading to a level 2 charging station if your vehicle has an electric drive range of 100 miles or more, or you simply want a faster charger. Consult your dealer for advice.
To learn more about the FREE Level 2 charger offer, click here.
- Uses a 240V circuit
- Takes 4 to 8 hours to fully charge a vehicle, depending on how depleted the battery is and whether it's a hybrid or fully electric vehicle
- Typically adds between 12-20 miles of range per hour charged
- May require a panel upgrade by a qualified electrician
- Requires EVSE (Electrical Vehicle Supply Equipment) and permits
- Available at some work and public sites
DC Fast Charger
This type of charger is not practical for residential installations due to cost and electrical equipment limitations.
- Use a 480V circuit
- Takes 20 minutes to reach 80% charge
- Requires a special plug receptacle on your vehicle
- Available at some public sites
Public Charging Stations
- Find a public charging station near you.
Sacramento-Area Fast Charging Stations Coming Soon