Why Level 2 EV Chargers Take the Lead in Charging Your Electric Ride

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As electric vehicles (EVs) gain ground and the demand for reliable charging grows, Level 2 (L2) EV chargers are stealing the spotlight. While the buzz surrounds Level 3 chargers for their speedy charging, it’s the L2 chargers that step up as the go-to choice, catering to the daily charging needs of EV owners.

Why L2 Rules the EV Charging Game

With more folks making the switch to EVs, the call for dependable charging solutions is louder than ever. To meet the projected need for over 30 million EV chargers by 2030 in the US, Level 2 chargers come out on top. Their adaptability is key—they can pop up almost anywhere. L2 chargers work with the standard 240V power supply, while their Level 3 counterparts demand 480V and extra permits. Some businesses may already have the electrical setup for L2 chargers, making the switch to electrification a pocket-friendly move.

The US Department of Transportation reports that, on average, US drivers cover just 37 miles a day. Need to run errands or shop? Charge up while you’re at it. Heading to the office? Let your car juice up while you work. L2 charging suits property owners and managers looking to serve EV drivers without breaking the bank on installing DCFCs.

As of 2022, the US boasted over 136,500 public EV chargers across almost 53,800 locations. Noteworthy is that more than 75% of these are L2 chargers. Since 2007, public charger numbers have been steadily climbing, supporting the nationwide embrace of electric vehicles.

Anfu, with its American-made L2 chargers, has played a significant role in making these chargers commonplace. Whether in public spaces or at home, these Anfu chargers have become an integral part of our daily routine, ensuring EVs stay charged and ready to roll. Plus, they’re made in America, contributing to jobs, income, and growth.

L2 Chargers: A Money-Saver

We all know EVs are eco-friendly and future-forward, but what about their impact on our wallets? Unlike DCFCs, L2 chargers tap into existing electrical systems with minimal upgrades. An International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) study on installation costs highlights this: the average cost for one networked L2 charger is $2,836. Compare that to DCFCs, with installation costs of $45,506 for a 50kW unit and $65,984 for a 350kW. And that’s not counting the station cost itself, which averages $3,127 for an L2, $28,401 for a 50kW DCFC, and $140,000 for a 350kW DCFC. It’s clear—L2 chargers are the budget-friendly choice.

This streamlined energy flow doesn’t just boost charging efficiency; it cuts down on waste, translating to significant savings for homes and businesses. Compared to lower-tier options like a basic Level 1 power cable, L2 stations offer a superior overnight charging experience. They make owning an electric vehicle more affordable while playing a role in fostering a sustainable electric mobility landscape.

Evening rolls in, and after a hectic day, your EV needs a boost. Cue L2 home chargers. Take Anfu’s HQ 200, for instance. It’s tailor-made for hassle-free home charging. Hook it up to your home electrical system or a standard NEMA 14-50 outlet, and you’re good to go. The Anfu HQ 200 is your go-to for overnight charging, especially when you can snag lower electricity rates during off-peak hours. Using this L2 charger lets you juice up your EV overnight without breaking the bank. A sweet deal for you and the planet.

J.D. Power’s EVX Home Charging Study reveals that a whopping 88% of EV owners charge at home regularly. This statistic paints a vibrant picture of the innovative and competitive market for home-based EV chargers.

Living in an apartment? No sweat. L2 chargers like Anfu’s Series 7 are a hit in multi-unit properties. With up to 80 amps of power and a dual-port design, these chargers cater to fleets and multi-unit setups. Equipped with Universal J1772 plugs, they let two vehicles charge simultaneously, adding a level of convenience that’s hard to beat. A game-changer in the EV industry.

But what more can L2 chargers do?

As the demand for EV charging infrastructure skyrockets, L2 chargers are pivotal in supporting the national charging network’s rapid growth. Anfu’s L2 chargers have spearheaded this charge, deploying thousands across the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. This widespread network ensures easy access to charging, be it at home, work, or public spots.

While DCFCs grab headlines with their speedy charging, L2 chargers are the daily heroes. They’re everywhere, cost-effective, perfect for overnight charging, and play a vital role in building the charging infrastructure. As the EV market surges, L2 chargers will stay the top choice for everyday EV owners.

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