Electric Car Charging Services in Minneapolis
Charge Your Electric Car at Home
At Twin Cities Electric, we install electric car chargers for homeowners, businesses, and municipalities. We will help determine the best charger for your needs by assessing your electrical supply and helping you through the process of installing a charger.
Benefits of Electric Car Chargers
Charging your electric car can be done at home but requires a charging station. A charging station provides a safe way to charge your vehicle and will keep your home from becoming an electrical hazard.
There are several benefits of charging your car at home, including:
- Convenience: You will be able to charge your car while you sleep.
- Safety: Your home will be free from combustible fuel and electrical issues.
- Cost: It is cheaper to charge your car at home than to charge at a public station.
- Environment: Home charging reduces the emissions created by charging.
If you are interested in installing a charger for your electric vehicle,
call us at (651) 237-8281 for a consultation.
Pete was extremely transparent on my first call with his expectation, pricing and process.- Mike W.
Pete has been great to work with and I would highly recommend him. He is easy to communicate with, reasonably priced and was able to get out to our house in a very timely matter. Additionally he does great work, takes his time to make sure everything is up- Meghan S.
I had a few electrical needs and Pete was able to stop over quickly, assessed the needs, gave me a quote and did the work that same day! Friendly, professional, great company! I will be using Twin Cities Electric again for future projects as they come up,- Emmy B.
Pete did a fantastic job fixing a major issue I didn't even know about which could have caused a fire. He made sure to bring everything up to code and that it was done properly.- Katie A.
Types of Electric Car Charging Stations
There are a few types of chargers that can be installed at your home to charge your electric car. The charger depends on the electrical supply at your home and the length of your electric car cable.
The three main types of chargers are:
- Level 1 Charger: This charger uses a very small amount of electricity and is the least expensive charger to install. A level 1 charger requires a 120-volt line. This charger typically charges very slowly. It can take 40 to 50+ hours to charge a battery electric vehicle (BEV) and 4 to 6 hours to charge a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) from empty.
- Level 2 Charger: This charger uses a little bit more electricity than a level 1 charger. A level 2 charger requires at least a 208-volt line and a neutral wire. This charger charges faster than a level 1 charger and takes about 2 to 13 hours to fully charge a dead battery.
- Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC): A fast charger uses 480 volts and a three-wire connection. This charger charges extremely fast and can fully charge a dead battery in 1 to 3 hours. A fast charger needs to be professionally installed and requires a very strong electrical supply.
When charging your electric car, it is important to not overcharge the battery. This can damage your battery and may even cause it to explode. The charger will automatically stop when the battery is full. If you have any questions about charging your vehicle, call us at Twin Cities Electric for advice.
Consultation CallReach out to us for a quick call so that we can get as many details as possible about your home’s electrical needs. If you send us a few pictures, we can assess the situation better and give you a cost and timeline for your project.
Electrical WorkOnce we evaluate the situation on-site, we sign the contract and start working on your electrical system. If anything unexpected shows up and extra work is needed, we’ll make sure to inform you on time and proceed further once you agree.
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