If you own an electric vehicle, a Tesla, a Nissan Leaf, or other models, chances are you are currently using EV charging stations. Fortunately, Telsa provides an online charging calculator for its line of EV cars.
The Carmel Mission Inn, Carmel’s largest hotel and conference center, is proud to announce the installation of our new “level 2” EV charging stations. These charging outlets are free to our hotel guests staying overnight. Reservations for the EV charging outlets must be made by calling the hotel direct (800-348-9090) to reserve your space.
Each year there is an increase in the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 1 million EVs are expected to be on the road by 2015. These vehicles will not only be individually-owned, they’ll also be available through car rental agencies. Car rental agencies have been increasing their EV fleets each year because more people looking for a greener approach to traveling.
The two most common types of charging stations are a Level 1 Charging Station and a Level 2 Charging Station. A Level 1 Charging Station is most commonly found in a residential environment and requires a 120-volt, single-phase outlet. Depending on your vehicle make, fully charging an EV at a Level 1 Charging Station takes between eight to fourteen hours. A Level 2 Charging Station is more often found in commercial settings with a 220-volt service and is the only charging station that can be used on EVs produced in 2010 and after. Because the voltage is higher, a Level 2 Charging Station charges the batteries five times faster than a Level 1. A typical full charge is between four to eight hours.