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5 Steps to Preparing for an Electric Vehicle Home Charger

2022 Porsche Taycan at Charging Station

If you’re a Matthews driver looking to purchase a new electric Porsche, one aspect you may not have thought of is how you’ll prepare your home for it. While an electric vehicle is known for having many benefits, such as a reduction in your carbon footprint as well as lower maintenance costs in general, you still will need a bit of preparation for your home to optimize your experience.  In this guide, Hendrick Porsche will break down the five steps to prepare for charging your EV battery at home so you can enjoy all the benefits of your new electric vehicle.


1. Decide on a Charging Type (AKA Charging Level)

There are several ways to charge your electric car batteries. The two most common methods found in Indian Trail homes are Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations. Each charging level has a different amount of wattage and time it takes to charge your EV battery.

  • Level 1 EV charging can be found in any standard home wall outlet. This is the slowest method, often taking a day or two to fully charge your battery.
  • Level 2 EV charging requires a dedicated charger installed in your home. This charging level is faster than Level 1 charging, allowing you to get 60-200 miles in an hour of charging. Most people intermix daytime “top-off” with overnight charging.

When you choose a new Porsche EV, like the Porsche Taycan, your vehicle will come with a Mobile Charger that’s ready to plug into any industrial wall outlet, giving you flexibility in your charging options.

2. Ready Your Garage

If you’ve decided to opt for the convenience of a Level 2 Charging Station, you’ll need to prepare your garage. If you haven’t cleaned or organized your garage in a while, now is the time to do so. Clean out any extraneous clutter that you might find in your garage in case you’ve been using your garage more as a storage space.

3. Find Your Power Panel & Assess Consumption

The power panel distributes electricity throughout the entire building. This panel is rated for a maximum amount of current flow measured in Amperes. Most new homes come with a 100 Amp power panel, but the actual amperage rating depends on what is printed on your main circuit breaker.

Learn more about how much energy you typically consume before installing your Level 2 EV charger into your home so that you don’t overload your electric distribution system.

4. Hire an Electrician

The next step would be to hire an electrician where you can discuss electricity consumption and more. You can also have them install a dedicated 240-volt plug or add a hardwired circuit back to the power panel. This can cost anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to $1000-$3000 dollars, depending on how much additional electricity your current power panel will need.

5. Buy Your Charger & Have it Installed

If you haven’t already, it’s time to buy your favorite Level 2 charger and have it installed by a professional. Hendrick Porsche recommends the official Porsche Wall Charger, an effortless way to charge a Porsche EV at home that’s available at our parts department. The Porsche EV home charger can have the Porsche Taycan at full range in under five hours, making it simple to top-up and hit the road from the comfort of your own Pineville home.

Learn More About Charging Your Electric Porsche With Hendrick Porsche!

If you have additional questions or concerns about getting your home ready for an electric vehicle or want to learn more about the available Porsche EV home charger, feel free to contact Hendrick Porsche! Our team is ready to help you learn how to charge a Porsche EV at home so that you can spend less time worrying about your EV range and more time enjoying your stylish electric ride. Want to learn more about electric Porsche models? Get all the details about EVs, their benefits, and more at Hendrick Porsche’s Research Hub.

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