Even with many major car manufacturers committing to invest in making electric vehicles (EVs) their priority, some consumers are still on the fence. Is this you?
“I’m worried I will run out of charge too soon.” Many new electric vehicles can be driven over 250 miles on one charge. Have a crazy day of carpool duty or a commute into Sacramento? No problem!
“I can just plug my EV into a regular outlet.” Careful here. Charging at home requires a specific charging cable that prevents power outage and overheating. In addition, you need to make sure the outlet is near your car, as you may never use an extension cable to charge your car. Even if you take these precautions, charging from a regular outlet is highly discouraged, as most residential buildings aren't wired to carry high electrical draw.
“They are too expensive.” There are multiple ways you save with an EV. Electricity is (usually) less expensive than gas. There are fewer moving parts which can mean less to repair. And right now there are multiple rebates when you purchase an electric vehicle and/or an EV charger for your home. You’ll get a tax credit for the EV charger too — but hurry, it expires this year!
Connected Technology is an authorized installer for Ford, GM, VW, Tesla, BMW, Audi and Jaguar and we have installed over 1,000 EV chargers! Who else would you trust to install yours? If you know someone who needs an EV charger installed, we appreciate referrals.
If you’ve had an EV Charger installed by us we’d love to hear how having an EV and home charging station has been a positive experience for you. Share your stories with us at email@example.com and your story could be featured.