Home car charging port
Part of the recommended infrastructure for plug-in cars is faster home charging connections. U.S. outlets operate at 110 Volts which will charge a plug-in car in between six and eight hours. Nearly all homes in the U.S. are capable of 220-volt service, which will cut charge time roughly in half. But in many cases, an electrician will need to wire a dedicated line from a circuit breaker for the car. The cost for that can be anywhere between $300 and $3,000 depending on the complexity and can take weeks to install.
October 22, 2009 6:56 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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