At the end of November 2016, there were approximately 540,000 electric cars on the road in the United States. That accounted for only 0.22% of all cars on the road. But that number is certain to grow exponentially in the years ahead.

If you are considering purchasing an electric vehicle, one thing you will need to know about is charging it. You will need to know how frequently it will need to be charged, and where public charging stations are. But you will also need to have your own EVSE, which stands for electric vehicle service equipment. EVSE is a fancy term for your charger. It is what connects the power source to the vehicle’s charging port. It can be mounted on a wall or pedestal.

Charging Levels

There are three charging levels:

Finally, before having your home charging system installed, make sure the area in which you plan to put the station can handle 30 amps. If you are not sure, check with an electrician.