Most electric vehicles have a maximum range of some 150 KM or 100 miles per battery charge. EV batteries must therefore be recharged every couple of days or so to keep the vehicles mobile. This is more frequent than filling up a gas tank of a petrol car which is refilled on average once every week or two. On the other hand, unlike petrol cars, the fuel for EV is readily available – electricity, making it easier to fill up.
The frequency with which EVs must be recharged necessitates a large recharging infrastructure. While some may be able to recharge their vehicles only at home, most EV owners will require conveniently located public stations to keep their cars charged.
Most stations in a charging network are Level 2 medium speed charging points. These units are capable of providing 240 VAC to the EV’s on board charger, fully recharging standard EV batteries in 6 - 8 hours. Since EVs are already partially charged when they enter the station, only a few hours may be necessary to attain a full charge.
Conveniently located electric car charging stations allow EV drivers to recharge their cars as they go about their regular daily routine, saving them the time and trouble of making a special trip to recharge their vehicles.
Public EV charging stations are therefore being installed practically everywhere cars are parked. Next to on-street parking spots, in parking lots of places of employment, malls and shopping centers, hotels, airports, train stations, convenience stores, restaurants, cafes, and in many other locations. Overall its estimated that two charging stations are required for every electric vehicle on the road.
To access these stations, EV owners subscribe to an electric car charging station infrastructure. Success Charging’s large charging station network, with the most conveniently located stations, makes it the ideal choice for EV owners looking for an easy way to keep their EVs powered up.
For a low monthly fee Success Charging subscribers receive full access to our network of thousands of EV charging stations. They also receive text messages informing them of the charge level of their vehicles, can reserve charging times at public stations, and are provided maps and directions to charging points. Success Charging’s social network allows our customers to trade tips and advice with other EV owners.