Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

As more car manufacturer are producing electric vehicles, these charging stations will become a convenient and vital part of your home or business. Alpha Electric is experienced in the installation of such charging stations, for export advice call us today.

Two Levels of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations:

Level 1

Most electric vehicles come standard with a cord system that allows you to plug your car into a basic 120V wall socket.  For a hybrid car, you’ll probably be able to fully charge overnight with Level 1, but for a fully electric vehicle, that won’t happen anytime soon.  If, like the majority of car owners, you don’t want to be charging for days at a time, you’ll be looking at the next level of charging.

Level 2

Level 2 stations have 240V, and are set up similarly to what you would see with a clothes dryer or stove.  The 30 amp charging station provides about 30 kilometers of driving per hour of charge, so you can immediately see the vastly improved efficiency in this level of charge.  Most homes don’t have the 240V charging station conveniently set up near the vehicle, so often a licensed electrician like Milton Electric is called in to help install the Level 2 EV charging station.

Why EVs Should Be the Future

Tesla was one of the pioneers of the electric vehicle industry, but other car makers like Chevrolet, Hyundai, Kia, Ford, BMW and others have jumped on the bandwagon, offering their version of hybrid or fully electric vehicles at price points ranging from high to more affordably-priced.  Although EVs are typically costlier up front, keep in mind the ongoing maintenance savings.  You’ll be saving a couple of thousand dollars on gas annually, you won’t need oil changes, and there is much less maintenance required overall because there are fewer physical internal parts to upkeep.  

One of the few ongoing costs associated with owning an electric car is the energy used to charge it nightly.  Having said that, in Ontario, we are fortunate to have time-of-use pricing whereby the lowest peak pricing is at night when the EV is most likely to be parked at your home, charging.

One-Stop Solution

When you need a licensed electrician in Hamilton to fix any electrical problem, simply call us, at Alpha Electric. If there is an electrical problem we can’t solve, we haven’t come across it yet! No matter what size or type of premises you might have, we can provide the rapid repairs, fresh installations, or maintenance needed to keep your electrics in safe, operational condition.

100% Satisfaction

Our goal at Alpha Electric is to provide 100% customer satisfaction on every job that we carry out. From the time you pick up the phone to tell us what you need, we aim to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure you get the very best service at all times. When you want quality, value, innovation, and total commitment to customer care, we’re the company to use.

Transparent Pricing

As part of our customer service, we provide an accurate, transparent quote before we start a job. We provide electrical contractors in Hamilton people can rely on to provide an inclusive quote that includes all the work and parts needed to get the job done. When you use us, there’ll be no hidden extras or costs added after the event.