How to Charge Your Electric Vehicle

Electric vehicles are becoming more and more prevalent across Ontario, and Mac Lang Orillia is receiving more and more EV models, including the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, and Jeep Wrangler 4xe. While the prospect of electric vehicle ownership is attractive to many, thanks to lower maintenance costs, lower fuel costs, and home charging potential, there are some things you need to know about the various charging options available to you. Read on to learn more, and visit Mac Lang Orillia today.

EV Charging Methods


Wall Outlet

A wall outlet, or Level 1 charger, is the most basic form of vehicle charging. All EV models come standard with a portable cord-set that lets you charge using any standard household outlet. While the slowest form of charging, the Level 1 charger ensures that you’re never without a way to get power to your vehicle. If you are driving a plug-in hybrid, it is possible that Level 1 charging is all you really need, as Level 1 charging will fully recharge most plug-in hybrids on the market overnight.

EV Station

The most common form of electric vehicle charging. Utilizing EV stations include both public stations, as well as installing in-home charging stations for fast and energy-efficient charging. As the charging systems are standardized across North America, any EV vehicle can use any EV charger. Level 2 stations have similar electrical requirements to a clothes dryer or stove (240 Volts/30 Amps) and any certified electrician can install them.


When’s the Best Time to Charge?

Where possible, ensure to charge your EV at nighttime, as typically electricity is cheaper in most jurisdictions during night compared to daytime. Charging at night also ensures that when you wake up every morning, you should have a fully-charged vehicle battery to go about your day without worrying about range. You can secure Level 2 charging by installing an EV charging station in your home. Find a registered electrician to properly install your home charger here.

With a growing lineup of electric vehicle options, like the Jeep Wrangler 4xe, and Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, you need to know the best charging practices and various charging options available to you. Stay up-to-date on everything electric at Mac Lang Orillia, and learn when we get more EVs in our Orillia dealership inventory. Visit our Orillia new and used vehicle dealership for all your Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram needs.