How to Prepare Your Home for an Electric Vehicle

Electric Car Charger

If you’re ready to make the switch to an electric vehicle (EV), Sid Dillon is the perfect place to shop. Throughout our dealerships near Omaha, you’ll find EV models like the Chevy Bolt, Hyundai Kona Electric, and many more! Not only can we help you find your dream EV, but we can help you prepare your home for an electric vehicle. We offer tons of car-buying tips to walk you through your purchase and insightful service tips to make setting up your electric vehicle charging station simple. 

Learn more about installing an electric vehicle home charger in your Lincoln garage, the requirements for electric vehicle battery charging, and how to prepare your home for an electric vehicle below!



1. Select an Electric Vehicle Home Charger

When exploring electric vehicle charging stations for your Fremont home, you’ll have two main options. For your electric vehicle home charger, you can select either a Level 1 or Level 2 model. Compare them here: 

  • Level 1 EV chargers usually take a day or more to fully charge an electric vehicle. 
  • Level 2 EV chargers usually take several hours to fully charge an electric vehicle. Luckily, you can usually secure 60-200 miles of driving range with just 20-30 minutes of Level 2 charging!

2. Ready Your Garage

While it may seem simple, many drivers get wrapped up in the excitement of making a purchase and forget to make space in their garage! Take the time to clear out the clutter and create enough room for your charging station and new vehicle. 

3. Find Your Power Panel & Assess Consumption

Your home is equipped with a power panel that distributes electricity throughout the structure. Most homes have a 100 Amp power panel, but you can find an amperage rating printed on your main circuit breaker. 

From there, you’ll need to monitor your electrical energy usage. You do not want to install an EV charger and overload your electric distribution panel!

4. Hire an Electrician

The next step is to hire an electrician. You can raise any concerns you have about power usage and see if they have any solutions. If you need a new power panel, you may be looking at a $1,000-$3,000 upgrade. You can also have the electrician install a dedicated 240-volt plug or add a hardwired circuit back to the power panel to accommodate your EV charger. 

5. Buy Your Electric Vehicle Charging Station & Have it Installed

Once you have the hardwiring in place, you can select your preferred EV charger type and make a purchase! 

Contact Sid Dillon to Learn More!

Now that you know how to get your home ready for a new EV, the time’s right to team up with Sid Dillon to find the right model! Our vast inventory is certain to have exactly what you desire. Find the match for your wishlist and trade your old vehicle with us today!


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