This picture is Chevrolet Volt 2 car
This picture is the Nissan Leaf Car
As we hear more and more about electrical cars and there charging stations do people really know what the requirements are for these electrical cars? Government is hoping in ten years that the American public will come and grow and love these electrical cars, but it is realistic enough.
We are also hearing about these homes charging stations units that need to be installed in our garages if people are lucky enough to have one or basements. There is word spreading around that you need a 240 volt charge in order to charge your electrical car in four hours. The kits are costing roughly and depend on whom the American public buy them from $1,450 plus you need 240-volt cord set, which is another $490.00. Therefore, the total price is approximately $1,965.
Since many people do not enough money to support their family and prescription drugs it sounds like a lot to pay out for the conversion kit to better cost saving car. The Chevy Volt electrical car cost around $40,000 which has the basics in the car. The Nissan leaf cost around $32,780.
The Nissan charging station and installation cost roughly $235.00 to $2,200. There is “SPX” run conduit and wire mount that mounts the device to the wall. This cost roughly $800.00 plus the $490.00 Voltrec Unit. The 120 volt cable, which is typical for most housing units, will take eight hours to recharge your electrical car battery.
Instead of being hard wire into a circuit breaker box the home charging station for the Ford Focus electrical car plugs into a 240 volt outlet. It will recharge 2012 Ford Focus EV’s 23kWh battery pack in about 3.5 hours. Ford home charging station is expected to retail about $1,499 which is compatible price to others mentioned in this article.
There is also 500-volt (level 3) quick charging by Japan for the Leaf electrical car that will charge the vehicle in less than 30 minutes, but the installation cost of this is approximately $17,730.00 and it requires expensive three-phase connection.
Then with recharging batteries you can get from 25 to 50 miles on one charge. The problem is if you are beyond that range how will people recharge the electrical car? Wawa’s and gas stations are not set up yet to recharge any electrical car yet and if they do have one it will take four or five hours to do one car. Very slow process indeed!
To help understand the battery capacity for electrical cars think in kilowatt hours (kWh) like electrical gallons. Here is an example: electrical cars that have a battery capacity of 54 kWh (54 electrical gallons). This would mean it would take 30 hours to recharge this battery from a standard 110 volt wall outlet that are in all homes, but if you use one of these charging stations it will only take 3.5 hours
On this one final note to keep in mind that these batteries are very inefficient at storing energy and often only stores 50 percent to 80 percent of the energy that it is charged with.
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