It's impossible to talk about home electrification without covering electric cars.
Why? Beacuse over 80% of electric vehicle charging takes place at home EV charging stations.
The allure of electric vehicles has never been stronger in the US, with at least two-thirds of Americans being open to the idea of owning one. So EVs represent the quickest and easiest way for the average American to make a big dent in their emissions by Switching to Electric.
In many ways, suburban homes represent the first, and most crucial, vanguard in the switch to electric vehicles. Not only do the homes themselves offer the space necessary for off-road charging, but their owners represent the ideal EV market.
Suburban homeowners are more likely to be able to afford the premium prices that EVs typically cost, and the most likely to benefit from not having to fill their cars with gasoline several times a week.
What’s more, the ability to charge the car with renewable energy currently remains the sole purview of homeowners since apartment dwellers and other renters seldom have the authority to enter into the types of long-term solar contracts that are prevalent today.
It stands to reason, therefore, that convincing millions of suburban homeowners first to purchase at least one electric vehicle and then installing an electric vehicle charging station at home is a huge first item on every EV marketing manager’s to-do list.
In this section of the site, we’ll explore what it takes to do that. We’ll help you decide which are the best electric car chargers, learn the difference between Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 charging, and even bidirectional charging. We'll also determine which of those would be most appropriate for your home charging station. And we’ll work out the costs of installing in-home charging, as well as looking at any available incentives that might be available.
And, of course, we’ll look at the cars themselves. With automotive companies advertising new electric vehicle models seemingly every week, there will soon be so many to choose from that any prospective buyer is going to need some serious guidance. We’ll provide plenty of that here.
And as we move beyond cars to electric bikes, electric scooters and even electric golf carts for certain shorter journeys. We’re at the cusp of a transportation revolution, where everything is on the table. Do you really need a two-ton hunk of metal – even one that powered with electricity - just to grab a carton of milk from the grocery store?
So buckle up as we guide you through the process of reinventing your transportation life. It might just be possible to find a better way by Switching to Electric.