Congratulations! You’ve finally made the switch to an electric vehicle. Now it’s time to choose the right EV charger for your needs.

Whether you’re looking for a home charger or a business charger, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about choosing the right EV charger for your needs.

Types of Chargers

There are two main types of EV chargers: Level 1 and Level 2. Level 1 typically takes eight hours to fully charge a car. Level 2 chargers use a 240-volt outlet and charge a car in as little as three hours.

If you’re only going to be charging your car at home, then a Level 1 charger will suffice. However, if you’re interested in installing a charger at your business or want the option to charge your car quickly, you should go with a Level 2 charger.

Charging Speeds

The other thing you’ll need to consider is charging speed. Most Level 2 chargers come in either 3kw or 6kw versions. The 3kw charger will add about 10 miles of range per hour of charging, while the 6kw charger will add 20 miles of range per hour.

If you do a lot of driving, you’ll probably want to go with the 6kw charger to recharge your car as quickly as possible. However, if you only use your car for short trips or live close to the workplace or other amenities, then the 3kw charger will likely suffice.


Installing an electric vehicle (EV) charger isn’t cheap—but there are ways to offset the costs associated with installation by taking advantage of available discounts and rebates from businesses and utility companies.

When choosing an EV charger, consider which type (Level 1 or 2) is best for your needs and how fast you want your vehicle to charge (3kw or 6 kw). With these factors in mind, you’re ready to choose the right EV charger for your needs!

Caleb Wilson

Caleb Wilson, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, has been an authority in tool usage and maintenance for over 17 years. He joined our team in 2021, sharing his expertise in hand and power tools, workshop safety, and tool innovation. Caleb’s previous roles include engineering positions in manufacturing and as a tool design consultant. He is a DIY project enthusiast and a volunteer in community rebuilding initiatives.

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