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February 15, 2024

Is a Level 2 EV Charger Right for My Property?

Deciding if Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging is right for your property involves considering various factors, including driving habits, electrical capacity, and budget.

Here are a few things to take into account:


For drivers who commute daily or frequently have a busy schedule, Level 2 charging can provide the convenience of quickly replenishing a vehicle's battery overnight or during the day while at home or work. This is more convenient for drivers who use their EVs often than regularly seeking out a Level 3 fast charger. As such, Level 2 EV charging stations are a great option at places drivers park daily – at home and at work.

Charging Speed

Level 2 EV chargers offer faster charging speeds compared to standard Level 1 chargers. They typically provide around 15-30 miles of range per hour of charging, depending on the vehicle and charger specifications.

Electrical Capacity

Level 2 EV chargers require the installation of a dedicated 240-volt circuit, similar to what's used for large appliances like clothes dryers or electric stoves. You'll need a suitable electrical panel and space for the charger installation. If your property needs electrical upgrades in order to make EV charging station installation feasible, turnkey providers like Chargie can help you complete a full evaluation.


The initial cost of purchasing and installing a Level 2 EV charger can vary depending on factors such as the brand, features, installation complexity, and any necessary electrical upgrades. However, the installation of Level 2 EV charging stations is significantly cheaper than the installation of Level 3 fast chargers. For drivers, Level 2 charging can be more cost-effective than relying solely on public charging stations or slower Level 1 chargers.


A well-designed EV charging strategy can future-proof your property and increase the value of the building. Getting a solution in place today will ensure you are prepared for the fast-growing electric vehicle adoption of the future.

Partnering with Chargie

Successfully navigating these considerations will help property owners and managers determine which EV charging station works best for their building. In some cases, the right solution may be a combination of Level 2 and Level 3 chargers. Partnering with an expert provider like Chargie streamlines the process from beginning to end – we help properties design the most effective charger layout, take advantage of all rebates and incentives, handle all installation work, and manage and monitor the system 24/7. Reach out to learn more.