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If you’ve been considering purchasing an electric vehicle, there are many factors to consider, like what type of electric vehicle may be best for you and your needs. Will you need/prefer a battery-electric vehicle (BEV), a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), or a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV)? And what type of electric vehicle charging system is best for your home or business?

EV’s can be charged by plugging into a 120-volt household outlet in your own garage, but that can be quite slow. Many homeowners choose to upgrade to a 240-volt charging station, which provides a much faster charging process. But how will you know which is right for you and your budget?

Check out this helpful information on Choosing the Right Home Charger from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. Keep in mind that older homes may need a service upgrade prior to the installation of a residential charger and that our highly skilled and trained electrical contractors can inspect your home’s wiring and offer a personalized recommendation, based on your needs and their findings.

The DOE also offers a comprehensive resource page that details electric vehicle technology, including descriptions of all types of EV’s available and other helpful information, like an Electric Drive Cost Calculator.

U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center

DuPage County Resources
Below are two county municipalities offering electric vehicle charging stations rebate programs.

City of Batavia’s EV Charging Station Rebate Program
City of Naperville’s EV Charging Station Rebate Program