When you drive a Ford EV from Folsom Lake Ford, understanding your charging options is key. There are convenient at-home and on-the-go charging options. There are also multiple levels available, which have different charging speeds and capabilities.
When you want to easily charge at any location, a Level 1 charger is key. It’s a 120-volt charger that can be plugged into any common household outlet. This charger does charge more slowly than any other charger though.
Typically, it can charge up to three to five miles of range in an hour. Keep in mind, this is typically too slow for an electric vehicle, unless you only drive short distances daily.
Level II chargers are the most common chargers used for electric vehicles. They are often found in public charging stations. They can also be installed at your home, although they need to be installed by a licensed electrician.
A Level 2 charger is a 240-volt charger. They can charge between 12 and 80 miles of range per hour. This means if you charge overnight, your vehicle will be fully charged by morning.
A Level 3 charger is a direct current fast-charging (DCFC) charger and by far your fastest way to charge. They charge between three and 20 miles of range per minute.
With a DCFC charger, you can charge an empty battery in just 30 minutes. These chargers are only found at a public charging station. We recommend downloading an app that helps you find the nearest compatible charging station, with the chargers you need.
Still have questions? Reach out to our Ford dealership in Folsom, CA to discuss your electric vehicle and charging options. We’re happy to help!