EV Charging 101

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EV Charging Stations in Eugene, OR

Making the change from a gas-powered vehicle to an electric car can be a significant adjustment. You can find a variety of all-electric models and plug-in hybrid vehicles at Volvo Cars Eugene, along with experts that can help you every step of the way. One of the pros to switching to an EV is the flexibility of skipping the gas station and saving money on fuel. You may be wondering how and where you can charge an EV — no worries, because our team has your back. We’ve answered all of your FAQs below. Read on to learn more about where you can charge your EV in Eugene, OR.

What is an EV Charging Station?

When you switch to an EV, you need to know of a reliable location to recharge your car. Finding a charging station is actually more convenient than it may seem. Most public EV charging stations require you to swipe your credit or debit card and connect your EV cable. This is a simple process since you’re on the go every day. To make it even easier, some stations may offer useful apps that let you track your charging progress and receive a notification once your car is finished charging. We encourage you to download the Volvo Cars app on your smartphone to get started. Not only will you be able to track charging activity, but you’ll be able to conveniently view a map of nearby charging stations and even schedule charging times.

Charging Options

Before making the change to an EV, it’s crucial to understand the variety of charging options: Level 1, Level 2 and DC Fast Charging. Read on to explore the differences between these charging capabilities.

Level 1 chargers are common residential 120-volt AC outlets. They typically take up to 40-50 hours to charge an all-electric vehicle from zero to 80 percent.*

Level 2 EV chargers are the most popular charging methods as they can charge all-electric vehicles from empty to 80 percent in about four hours. Another plus to Level 2 chargers is that they are compatible with plug-in hybrid models.*

Level 3 chargers are also commonly known as DC Fast Chargers. These types of chargers are typically located at public charging stations. DC Fast Chargers are convenient for those on the go as they can charge electric cars up to 80 percent within an hour.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Eugene, OR

Public charging stations are conveniently located in Eugene, OR. This gives you easy access to charge your vehicle throughout your day. If you’re unsure where a charging station is, you can use this link to find one closest to you.

Volvo EV models come with an array of features and advantages. These vehicles are not only eco-friendly, but they provide top-notch performance capabilities. Are you ready to make the switch? Check out our Volvo EV lineup today!

If you have any questions on EV charging stations or want to purchase a new Volvo EV or PHEV on our lot, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 89320 N Game Farm Rd, Eugene, OR 97408. We look forward to serving our customers near Roseburg, Springfield, Coos Bay and Florence.

*To learn more about charging EVs, you can explore the U.S. Department of Transportation’s website here.