As the number of electric vehicles on the road increases, the demand for home charging solutions is also growing. While a standard Level 1 charger may be sufficient for some EV owners, others may find it necessary to upgrade to a Level 2 home charger for faster and more convenient charging. In this article, we will explore the benefits of a Level 2 home charger and how the E-KITE charging station can provide a cost-effective and efficient charging solution for EV owners.
What is a Level 2 Home Charger?
A Level 2 home charger is a faster and more powerful charging option for electric vehicles than a standard Level 1 charger. While a Level 1 charger can take up to 24 hours to fully charge an EV, a Level 2 charger can do it in as little as 4-8 hours, depending on the vehicle and charging station specifications. Level 2 chargers use a 240-volt power source, which is the same voltage used by household appliances like dryers and stoves.
Why Upgrade to a Level 2 Home Charger?
There are several reasons why upgrading to a Level 2 home charger may be worth it for EV owners. Firstly, it provides faster charging times, allowing for more flexibility in daily use. With a Level 2 charger, EV owners can recharge their vehicles overnight or during work hours, reducing the need for frequent public charging stops. Additionally, a Level 2 home charger can help extend the lifespan of an EV's battery by avoiding frequent charging to low levels. Lastly, it can add value to a home and increase its appeal to potential buyers who may also own EVs.
Introducing E-KITE Charging Station
E-KITE Charging Station is a Level 2 home charger designed to be cost-effective and efficient for EV owners. With a 32-amp ampere, it offers up to 20-30% cost savings per hour compared to 40 and 48-amp charging stations. E-KITE's unique electric energy utilization technology, Smart Charge™, ensures that heat loss during charging is only 2%, resulting in a cost savings of 3-8%.
One of the advantages of E-KITE Charging Station is its easy installation process. Unlike other Level 2 chargers that may require professional installation and additional costs, E-KITE can be installed without the need for an electrician, saving between $500-$1500 in installation costs. It comes with a 26 feet charging cable providing ample reach to charge your EV in most locations, eliminating the hassle of purchasing extended cables or a second EV charger for multi-EV owners.
E-KITE Charging Station is designed to be cost-effective for EV owners. Its 32-amp ampere allows for optimal charging speed while still being energy-efficient. The Smart Charge™ technology minimizes heat loss during charging, resulting in lower electricity bills. The cost savings of using E-KITE compared to other charging stations can amount to hundreds of dollars annually.
Analytics of Bills Saving
To provide a more accurate analysis of the cost savings, let's take an example. Suppose an EV owner typically drives 40 miles per day and charges their vehicle for 8 hours overnight. With an electricity rate of $0.14 per kilowatt-hour, the daily cost of charging the EV with a Level 1 charger would be $1.12, and the monthly cost would be $33.60. With a Level 2 charger, the charging time would be reduced by half, and the monthly cost would decrease to $16.80.
Using E-KITE Charging Station with its Smart Charge™ technology would further reduce the monthly cost. With the cost savings of 3-8%, the monthly cost of charging the one of the biggest advantages of the E-KITE Level 2 home charger is its cost savings. In comparison to other level 2 chargers with higher amperage ratings, the E-KITE 32 amp charging station saves 20-30% per hour on charging costs. Its unique electric energy utilization technology, Smart Charge™, ensures that the heat loss during charging is only 2%, resulting in cost savings of 3-8%.
Let's take a closer look at the cost savings. The average electric rate in the United States is about $0.13 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). With the E-KITE charging station, you can fully charge your EV at a cost of about $4.16 (32 amps x 240 volts x 1 hour x $0.13/kWh = $4.16) per hour. Compared to a typical 40-amp charging station, which costs about $5.36 per hour, the E-KITE charging station saves you about $1.20 per hour.
Assuming you charge your EV for 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, the annual savings with E-KITE would be about $1,248 per year ($1.20 x 8 x 5 x 52 = $1,248). This means that the E-KITE charging station pays for itself within a year, and you can enjoy significant cost savings for years to come.
In addition to cost savings, the E-KITE charging station is easy to install, even without the need to hire an electrician. It saves you between $500-$1500 in installation costs. With its 26 feet charging cable, the E-KITE charging station provides ample reach to charge your EV in most locations, and eliminates the hassle of purchasing extended cables or a second EV charger for multi-EV owners.
Moreover, E-KITE prioritizes your EV's safety with a suite of protective features, including Earth Leakage Protection, Undervoltage Protection, Overvoltage Protection, Overcurrent Protection, Short-circuit Protection, and Lightning Protection. The charging station is designed to promote healthy battery charging, maintain peak performance, and extend the lifespan of your EV's battery.
In summary, investing in a level 2 home charger like the E-KITE can offer significant cost savings in the long run while providing convenience and safety for your EV charging needs. With its unique electric energy utilization technology, easy installation, and advanced protective features, E-KITE is a great option for any EV owner looking to upgrade their home charging station.