In the beginning, getting your first electric vehicle will include making arrangements for the installation of a charging station (EV). The SAE J1772 requirements for electrical connectors and electric vehicles shall be adhered to by all approved chargers by the various manufacturers.
If you aren’t ready to put up a charging station at your house, you won’t be able to purchase the automobile. Customers who purchase the Nissan Leaf are compelled to employ AeroVironment, their sole contractor, to install the home chargers. If they agree to a waiver, they might be allowed to install their own charging infrastructure.
A 110 volt charger will be included as standard equipment with the Chevy Volt, enabling you to charge the vehicle right from a wall socket at home. SPX Service Solutions is the sole contractor for installing the quick charging station for Volt clients who choose to have a 240 V rapid charger installed.
Due to the size of their battery packs, the vehicles’ ranges fluctuate greatly. The Volt is a hybrid car that can be plugged in, according to Chevrolet. The vehicle, according to GM, is an electric vehicle (EV) with a shorter battery range. With a battery pack that is 2-3 times bigger than the Volts, the LEAF is exclusively electric. Only 8 kw of the 16 kwh battery in the Chevy Volt will likely ever be used. A 24 KWh battery will be within the Leaf, but it will likely only need to be used 80–90% of the time to prolong battery life. The LEAF must be plugged into a 110v outlet for the entire day in order to charge completely. Installing a Level II home charging unit is anticipated to cost around $2,200.
It is anticipated that the demand for ev charging solutions units will remain low because the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt are the first vehicles that will need the installation of a Level 2 home charger until 2012, unless a surprisingly large number of first owners choose to have the rapid chargers professionally installed.
Many new businesses are currently entering the charging station industry. The first business to focus only on designing and producing Level II home charging systems was AeroVironment. They presumably obtained the Nissan contract since they were the first to have a product to market because of this. The majority of the other businesses that are designing and constructing charging stations concentrated on commercial and municipal installations for industrial units. However, this is altering as the first electric automobiles for the mainstream market are almost ready to go on sale.