Charging Your EV
Types of EV chargers.
Charge your EV for free with Cobb EMC
Cobb EMC’s NiteFlex rate gives you the power to go for less. When you choose this rate, you can charge your electric vehicle overnight for free. Simply by being more flexible and charging overnight, you can reduce your power costs and your commuting costs at the same time.
Charging your EV at home
If you have power in your garage, you can charge your EV at home.
- Level 1 charger – Most electric vehicles come with a level 1 charger. These chargers plug into standard 120-volt wall outlets. If you plug in your EV when the battery is empty, it takes 8 to 15 hours to fully charge.
- Level 2 charger – A Level 2 charger allows you to cut charging time in half. These chargers do not typically come with the cars, but most EVs are level 2 charger compatible. Level 2 chargers plug into 240-volt outlets — the same type of outlets washers or dryers plug into. A level 2 charger will charge an EV in about 3 to 8 hours. Get a $250 rebate when you install a level 2 EV charger in your home.
- Level 3 or DC fast chargers – DC fast chargers are currently the fastest chargers on the market. However, this type of charging is not well-suited for home installation due to the high cost and voltage required. In addition, not all EVs are DC fast charger compatible. If your car is compatible and you charge at a DC fast charger in the community, you can expect for it to completely recharge an empty battery in 15 minutes to an hour.
How do I make my home level 2 charger-ready?
If you do not already have a 240-volt outlet in your garage, a licensed contractor can install one for you. Installation costs will vary from house to house based on the electrical wiring.
Need a contractor? Cobb EMC has a list of approved contractors who can help with charger installation. All of our approved contractors are licensed and insured.