Leviton electrical charging station

Plug-in electric vehicles can decrease our dependence on oil, cut carbon emissions and reduce fuel costs. Rebates

What is an electric vehicle?

Plug-in electric vehicle is the technical term to describe all vehicles with a battery that can be charged or plugged-in to an electrical outlet. But the more common term is EV.

3 types of electric vehicles

HYBRID
A hybrid electric vehicle uses a small battery to recoup braking energy for reuse during acceleration.

PLUGIN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle has a much larger battery that can be recharged from a wall outlet or charging station. Examples are the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid.

BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLE
A battery electric vehicle is fueled by electricity, replacing gasoline, diesel and other types of combustible fuels. It’s a vehicle that plugs into a power source to recharge its battery. Examples are the Nissan LEAF and Mitsubishi i-MiEV.

Benefits of owning an electric vehicle

  • A plug-in car uses little or no gasoline, reducing or eliminating tailpipe emissions and greenhouse gases.
  • When electricity is your fuel, you save about 75 per cent on fuel costs.
  • Because they have fewer moving parts, EVs often require less maintenance.
  • Unlike gas-powered vehicles, an EV can accelerate quickly with very little sound.
  • EVs replace imported oil with reliable and more affordable electricity.

Residential

No matter what kind of electric vehicle you drive, we have the charging station you need. All our products come from world-class vendors such as:

Commercial

We offer turn-key projects and the largest selection of commercial charging stations in Canada. Whether it is the installation of one station or multiple installations and facility construction, the Electrical Works is here to help.