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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Equipment

  1. Level 1 Charging
  2. Level 2 Charging
  3. Level 3 DC Fast Charging
  4. Other Chargers

Level 1 Charging

Level 1 charging uses 120-volt household-type outlets for charging. Cars typically come with a charge cord that can be plugged into any 120-volt outlet. It will take an average of 10 hours to fully charge an electric vehicle with a Level 1 charger.

Level 2 Charging

Level 2 charging uses 240-volt chargers specially constructed for electric car charging. Level 2 chargers can fully charge a vehicle in an average of 4 hours. Level 2 chargers range from $500 to thousands of dollars and usually require a licensed electrician to install. Level 2 chargers are being installed in parking garages, some large retail store parking lots and other locations for customer convenience. Homeowners can install them for the convenience of a more rapid charge for their EVs.

Level 3 DC Fast Charging

Level 3 DC fast charging uses 480-volt direct current chargers to charge EV batteries in an average of 20 minutes. These high-powered chargers are very expensive to purchase and install, and their use is currently very limited. However, as EV adoption increases, there may likely be Level 3 chargers installed at convenient travel locations such as highway rest stops and other locations along heavily traveled roadways.

Other Chargers

For more information on various types of electric vehicle chargers, please visit http://www.goelectricdrive.org/charging-ev/charging-equipment-showroom.


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Emera Maine provides electric delivery service to two areas – the Bangor Hydro District and the Maine Public District.

  • The Bangor Hydro District includes Hancock, Piscataquis and Washington Counties and most of Penobscot County.
  • The Maine Public District serves Aroostook County and a small piece of Penobscot County.

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