Types of electric vehicle charging stations.

 

      Level I

120 volts, 20 amperes

o  NEVs (Neighborhood Electric Vehicles), Golf carts, PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vechicles)

o  Standard 120V 20A GFCI receptacle, with weatherproof-in-use cover for outdoor locations.

o  Typical charging rate about four miles of range per hour of charging.

 

      Level II

208-240 volts, single phase, 40 amperes

o  Full-function EVs, possibly some PHEVs. High performance EVs, such as Tesla,can use Level II, but will charge more slowly.

o  Typical charging rate about 15-20 miles of range per hour of charging.

 

      Level II enhanced

208-240 volts, single phase, 50 or 60 amperes.

o  High performance EVs, such as Tesla.

o  Typical charging rate about 30 miles of range per hour of charging.

 

 

      Level II+

208-240 volts, single phase, 90 or 100 amperes

o  High-performance EVs (Tesla Roadster, etc.)

o  Typical charging rate about 45-50 miles of range per hour of charging.

 

      Level III

480 volts, three phase, high amperage, fast charging, off-board charger, DC output

o  Special use, dedicated charging locations, pay for charge fueling station concept.

o  Goal of 80% charge in 10 minutes.