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Level 2 vs. DC Fast EV Charging Stations: Which is the Right Choice for Your Business?


If you’ve decided that you would like to invest in electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for your business, we would first like to congratulate you on taking that first step. By 2025, 25% of auto sales will be electric, and by offering EV charging you “level up” your business’ exposure and image, while simultaneously helping to modernize your community and visibly support the health of the environment.


Before diving into the variety of EV charger brands, you may find it helpful to first decide which level of charging would be the right choice for your retail store, workplace or residential community. The two levels which are appropriate for commercial use are Level 2 and DC Fast Charging.


Level 2 chargers provide charging through a 240-volt, alternating current (AC) plug (like the ones found in typical home outlets).

  • Can add 12-25 range per hour (RPH), just enough “juice” to get around town

  • Great for situations where drivers will be parked for at least one hour, such as when shopping or dining at a restaurant

  • Right now, most public charging stations are Level 2


DC fast chargers convert AC power to DC within the charging station to deliver DC power directly to the battery, resulting in the faster charge.

  • Can charge some EVs up to 80% in only 20-30 minutes

  • The obvious choice for long-distance commutes and for fleet vehicles

  • Perfect for the driver who is short on time


Although the advantages of DC Fast Charging is clear, it is important to note that not every EV has a DC fast charging port— this is particularly true of hybrid EVs. For this reason, it is important to consider the specific needs of your customers, employees, or residents.


Currently, All-Pro Electric is offering a limited-time, money-saving deal on EV charger installations in partnership with National Grid. If you would like to hear more about this offer, or to discuss any electrical need, please feel free to contact us at (978) 469-0100 or via email at info@allproelectric.com.


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