Frequently Asked Questions About Level 1 EV Chargers
Is level 1 charging better for EV batteries?
Level 1 charging is a slow and steady charging option that provides a low-power charge to an EV battery. While this type of charging is suitable for short and infrequent driving needs, it may not be the best option for longer trips or frequent use. Ultimately, the best charging option for an EV battery will depend on an individual’s needs and usage patterns.
Is it bad to charge an EV at level 1?
No, it is not bad to charge an EV at level 1. Charging an EV at level 1 provides slow and steady range replenishment sufficient for several daily driving needs. However, since level 1 charges slower, it may not be suitable for drivers who take longer trips or drive more frequently.
Do I really need a level 2 charger?
Whether or not you need a level 2 charger depends on your individual driving needs and charging habits. Energy Star recommends those who drive 40 miles or more per day consider a level 2 charger. A level 1 charger, however, could be sufficient for drivers who travel around 30 miles or fewer.