CAR CHARGING STATIONS FOR HOMES AND BUSINESSES
There’s no doubt that electric vehicles are here to stay. What used to be a niche market for urban commuters with limited needs has morphed into an ever-expanding variety of electric-powered vehicles from sport cars to semis. While you may not use electric-powered vehicles now, chances are there’s one—or a fleet of them—in your future. So now’s the time to get ready for your EV future.
Charging Stations for Businesses
Even if you don’t currently have electric vehicles in your company fleet, you probably will in the not-so-distant future. And chances are some of your employees are already driving them.
Allstar Electrical offers commercial car charging stations for all business applications—from simple single-outlet 240-volt Level 2 EV chargers to heavy-duty multiple DC commercial charging stations. We have installed dozens of EV chargers in homes and businesses along the Front Range and are ready to help you move into your electric-driven future.
Our commercial/industrial/institutional services are second to none, from EV chargers to complex computer server rooms and sophisticated backup power plants. And we’re here to deliver those services on time, on budget, and with the quality you expect and deserve.
Charging Stations for Homeowners and Property Managers
As of 2016, Denver and other locations require that all new residential construction include provisions for Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. At minimum, residential garages and carports must have sufficient electrical conduit installed to enable 240-volt, 40-amp wiring to be easily pulled to an outlet for future EV charging stations.
But unless an EV charging option is already installed, there’s more work to do.
Installing EV charging stations to existing structures requires running new conduit and wiring on a separate GFCI-protected circuit to an outlet, typically in a garage. It can involve panel upgrades and adding extra electrical service as well. If your garage or carport isn’t attached, it could also require burying a new line from your service entrance. Even if your builder has run conduit, adding a 240-volt line and an EV outlet requires a permit and professional installation.
But it’s worth it if you see an electric car or truck in your future. It lets you charge your vehicle(s) conveniently at home, avoiding the hassle and expense of commercial charging stations. And it adds value to your home when it comes time to sell.
Allstar Electrical Services has helped Coloradans increase efficiency while adding comfort and convenience to their homes and businesses for over 20 years. To learn more about the many
ways upgraded electric services and emerging technologies can improve your home or business, schedule an appointment our website or give us a call at 303.399.7420.
AT HOME HOOK-UP FOR YOUR ELECTRIC CAR
Sales of plug-in electric passenger cars reached 2.1% in 2018, just short of the 2.5% needed to exceed the Innovator’s curve. The curve, developed in 1962 by E.M. Rogers, is known as Innovation Adoption, the Diffusion of Innovation Theory, Consumer Adoption Curve, or The Rogers Adoption Curve.
Innovators are the first individuals to adopt an innovation. This group is known to take risks, is youngest on the spectrum, come from the highest social class, and have the finances to make these decisions. The next group on the curve is Early Adopters at 13.5%. Then comes the Early Majority at 34%, and finally the Late Majority of 34% and laggards of 16%.
Time to ask yourself, know anyone with a landline still in use in their home?
Innovation Adopters are filling their tricked-out garages with electric cars and Allstar Electrical is fast behind, installing electric charges in residential garages across metro-Denver.
Car and Driver, the American automotive enthusiast magazine since 1955, released a list in mid-February of all of the new electric vehicles + gas mileage for sale in the U.S. The good news is that Allstar installs the electric charger for any vehicle on the market.
- Jaguar I-Pace—76 MPGe
- Audi e-tron Sportback—77 MPGe
- Porche Taycan—79 MPGe
- Volvo XC40 Recharge—79 MPGe
- Polestar 2—92 MPGe
- Tesla Model X—96 MPGe
- Volkswagen ID.4—97 MPGe
- Ford Mustang Mach-E—100 MPGe
- Mini Electric—108 MPGe
- Nissan Leaf—111 MPGe
- Tesla Model X—111 MPGe
- Kia Niro EV—112 MPGe
- BMW 13—113 MPGe
- Chevrolet Bolt EV—118 MPGe
- Hyundai Kona Electric—120 MPGe
- Tesla Model Y—125 MPGe
- Hyundai Ioniq Electric—133 MPGe
- Tesla Model 3—134 MPGe.
Car chargers come in three levels: Level 1 uses 110/120 volts, Level 2 uses 208/240 volts and DC fast chargers use between 200 and 600 volts.
Some vehicles cannot charge at Level 3. Knowing your vehicle’s capabilities is very important.
Ask Allstar Electrical to advise you on the car charger right for your car, your garage, and your lifestyle!