What is a Home EV Charging Station?
In the United States, the number of electric car sales rose from a few thousand in 2010 to over 315,000 sold annually from 2018 to 2020. With electric vehicles popularity rapidly rising, home charging stations are becoming more widely available with an increasing range of options.
Some brands that are currently at the top of the home EV charging station market include
- SemaConnect / SemaCharge
- Electrify America
- ZEF Energy
- OP Connect
- GE WattStation
- Tesla (exclusive to Tesla vehicles)
- Sun Country Highway
- and Astria
Most of these brands are readily available for purchase. The typical price point range of an electric vehicle charging station in 2021 not including installation is $400 to $2,000, depending on the level of the charging station. An EV charging station is an investment that will end up paying for itself with the savings from no longer needing to buy gasoline.
What to Expect in 2022 in the EV market
Electric cars and their charging supply equipment counterparts are still relatively new to the auto industry. However, since electric vehicles are currently one of the fastest growing markets, electric vehicles are becoming more affordable as their popularity rises. Electric cars will soon be very comparable to the price of gas powered cars and accessible to the majority of Americans in the market to purchase a car. It is predicted that by the year 2030, 32% of all cars sold in the United States will be fully electric. Many auto manufacturers have plans to produce electric vehicles with increased mileage per charge and reduced charging time in the near future. The future is inevitably electric, so it is great you are thinking about it now.
The ability to charge your electric car right from your own home is something that will make life much easier. Electric car owners who have installed a home EV charging station rave about this decision and say they now cannot even imagine life without one. It is important to do your research and choose the best option for you. With 55 years of electrical experience, Santella Electric has a team of knowledgeable professionals that will help you make these decisions with confidence and will install your new home EV charging station quickly and seamlessly.