The city of Glendale in California, U.S is a bustling city known perhaps for its Brand Boulevard. It is one of the best places to live in California and own a thriving retail business of course. Like most places in recent times, Glendale has its share of electric vehicles. Electric vehicles become more popular by the day and it is to be expected given the benefits of driving such a vehicle. EVs are a plus to the environment helping us live green and healthy. They also benefit the economy by reducing carbon footprint and the need for producing gasoline.
There are over 2000 public charging ports in Glendale which are either a level 2 or level 3 charge. They can be found within every 15km. Up to 21% of the public charging stations offer free charging for your electric vehicle. Another 94% of the public charging station offers a level 2 charge. The main charging networks in operation in Glendale are ChargePoint and Volta.
Driving an electric car in Glendale can also be favorable to your pockets because of the rebates offered by Glendale Water and Power (GWP). GWP offers up to $500 rebates for residential EV drivers/consumers and up to $2000 rebates for commercial customers. The cost for the city owned level 3 charging stations is 0.3359 per kWh. The cost for the city owned level 2 charging stations is $0.2033 per kWh.
Installing EV Charging Types
- Level 1
The voltage for the Level 1 charger type is 120V. The average charging time is 10 to 20 hours. No equipment is required to install a level 1 charging type. You simply plug into the 120V in your home to use this charging type.
- Level 2
The voltage for the Level 2 charger type is 240V and the average charging time is 4 to 8 hours. It can be installed in your home or building by a qualified electrician. You would need an electric vehicle charging station and a dedicated circuit from your panel.
- Level 3
A level 3 charger uses 480V. It has the fastest charging time of 20 to 30 minutes. It usually requires a separate plug and is available mostly in retail settings. It is perfectly suited for public charging.
To install an electric vehicle charger in Glendale, the installer would need a permit.
It’s important to note that charging time may differ slightly from the figures above depend on the make of your car and its battery size. When installing the charger types, your circuit breaker should have the capacity to handle their power needs to avoid tripping. Home installations are necessary for convenience and achieving a full charge most of the time.
Electric vehicles come in different models, make, and design. Some might help you save better than others. The factors that influence how much you would spend on your electric vehicle include the cost of electricity, make and model of the car, driving conditions, and more.
Be sure to reach out to us at The Electric Connection for more information or services for your EV.