EV Charging 101
EV Charging Stations in Ocala, FL
Have you been dreaming of owning a luxury electric vehicle? At Porsche of Ocala, sleek Porsche EVs are ready and waiting for you to explore. From the sleek Porsche Taycan to the agile and efficient Porsche E-Hybrid range, our EVs are sure to captivate your imagination. Before making the switch to an electric vehicle, it’s important to understand exactly how and where you can charge it. EVs are incredibly convenient when it comes to charging: You can simply plug your car into a charging station at home or around town, and before you know it, you’ll be ready to go. The number of public charging stations is growing rapidly, giving EV drivers more options for powering up on the go.
With our guide below, you can make sure you understand how and where to charge your Porsche EV so you can take on any adventure with ease.
What is an EV Charging Station?
Drivers can easily recharge their vehicle at an EV charging station. EV charging stations are conveniently located in public areas and can even be installed in homes or businesses. Usually, using an EV charging station requires a credit or debit card, but there are free EV charging stations available. Once the payment is processed, simply plug in your electric vehicle and wait for it to recharge. EV charging apps are available to simplify the process; drivers can search for nearby stations, reserve a spot ahead of time and review pricing.
Level 1 Charger
Level 1 charging provides a lower voltage, making it the slowest charging option of the three. This type of charging involves connecting an electric vehicle to a standard residential 120-volt AC outlet. Level 1 charging takes about 40-50+ hours to recharge a battery from zero percent to 80 percent of its capacity.1
Level 2 Charger
Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations offer faster charge times than Level 1 chargers. Public locations often offer Level 2 chargers, and professional electricians can install Level 2 wallbox chargers in homes. Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations can recharge an EV from zero to 80 percent in anywhere from four to 10 hours.1
DC Fast Chargers
DC Fast Chargers, also known as Level 3 chargers, are a powerful type of public charging station. This type of charger can power an EV battery from zero to 80 percent in as little as 20 minutes or up to an hour.1
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Ocala, FL
One of the biggest benefits to electric vehicle owners in our area is the availability of charging stations in Ocala and its neighboring cities. With ChargePoint, Tesla and non-network stations all offering public charging options, drivers don’t have to worry about running out of power while on the road.
Ocala offers 41 public Level 2 and Level 3 charging stations, and 39 percent of those are free of charge.2
A few of the charging locations in Ocala are:
- Ocala – W. Silver Springs Blvd, FL Supercharger
- Don Garlitts Museum of Racing
Are you having trouble finding a charging station close to you? Simply visit this link and enter your location to be shown a map of all the nearby charging stations. It’s that easy.
Visit Porsche of Ocala to experience the power, efficiency and sporty sophistication of a Porsche electric vehicle!
If you have additional questions about EV charging stations or a new Porsche EV on our lot, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 5155 S. W. College Road Ocala, FL 34474. We look forward to serving our customers near Gainesville, The Villages and the Hernando area.
1Find more information on charging EVs at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s website here.
2For more information, visit Charge Hub.