How do I charge my car at home?

Charging at home is easy. You can use a regular three prong outlet and charge your EV when you get home in the evening and let your car charge overnight just like your cell phone. This regular outlet charge will meet your needs so long as your usually drive 30 miles or less per day. More than 80% of Coloradans travel less than 30 miles per day and this option may work for you.

If you drive more than 30 miles most days, consider installing a more powerful electric car charger at home. These are called “Level 2” chargers. Search online for “home electric vehicle charger”. You can find these chargers on Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and more. Common chargers include: Juicebox 48, ChargePoint Home Flex, and ClipperCreek LCS-30P. You will need to hire an electrician to install the charger. Once the charger is installed, plug your car in! 

For qualified electricians near you, Plugstar also provides a database for use: https://plugstar.com/electricians 

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1. Why should I consider an electric vehicle?
2. Is the Town electrifying its fleet of vehicles?
3. How can I learn more about switching to an EV?
4. What is an electric vehicle?
5. What is the first step to researching EVs?
6. How much tax credit is available for EVs?
7. Are there reduced financing options for EVs?
8. Are EVs as safe as combustible engine vehicles?
9. How do I charge my car at home?
10. What does a home charger cost?
11. Do you need a building permit to install a charger?
12. How does EV charging affect my electric bill?
13. Where can I charge my EV when traveling?