Guide to Charging Your Electric Vehicle
For many drivers, the allure of electric vehicles (EVs) lies in the elimination of gas station visits and the liberation from fluctuating fuel prices. This not only helps the environment but for most drivers, it also saves them time and money. Since EV cars run on electricity, a crucial question arises: where can you charge your new eco-friendly vehicle? Unlike traditional fuel, the charging process can seem a little confusing and less straightforward. Our goal for this guide is to make clear how to best charge your EV. We will explore the process differences between EVs and gasoline-powered vehicles, costs, charging networks, connector types, and much more.
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4 Ways Charging Your EV is Different from Filling Up Your Car
Charging your EV is a little bit different from charging your cellphone. For one thing, Electric Vehicles require a lot more power than a phone. Most electric cars use somewhere between 30 and 50 kWh of electricity to travel 100 miles. Mileage is used as an increment to determine how far an EV can go on a single charge.