Ford Unexpectedly Adopts Tesla Charge Port
Friday, May 26 – Ford CEO Jim Farley and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter thatFord drivers will soon gain access to Tesla’s expansive North-American network of over 12,000 Superchargers – the company’s name for its level 3 direct-current (DC) fast chargers. Ford adopting the Tesla port on future models will give more charging […]
Here’s Why You Should Install a ChargePoint Home Flex
Choosing a home charger for your electric vehicle (EV) can be hard. There are lots of different options to choose between, and understanding the differences can be complicated. ChargePoint has simplified the process by making their ChargePoint Home Flex charger both top tier in performance and quality. The ChargePoint Home Flex is also universal, meaning […]
Don’t Compare EV Charging to Stopping for Gas
Whether you’re the kind of person who doesn’t let your tank get below half full or who waits until your car is running on empty, no one likes stopping for gas. That said, up until now, you haven’t had another choice. Electric vehicles (EVs) change that. An often overlooked aspect of electric vehicle ownership is […]
Need to Know Tips for Winter EV Driving
As the weather continues to grow colder with slippery conditions on the way, there are a few things you’ll want to know to make sure you stay safe and maximize your plug-in’s performance. Note: Always consult your vehicles operating manual and manufacturers recommendations before making changes to your vehicle and settings. Regenerative Braking If you’ve grown […]
Own a Tesla? Here’s Why You Should Buy a Universal EV Charger.
As plug-ins grow in popularity, manufacturers have settled on a common charger connector. This connector, the J1772, allows all plug-ins to connect to any Level 2 charger, the same way all gas vehicles can fill up at any gas station. There is, however, one exception: Teslas. Teslas utilize a proprietary connector, which means only Tesla’s […]
What is Acceptance Rate and How Does It Affect Charging Speed?
Did you think your EV would charge faster than it does? Unfortunately this is a common complaint and it primarily stems from misleading marketing. While charging a plug-in vehicle seems straightforward, there are several factors that add complexity to the process. Aside from the confusion around Level 1, 2, and 3 charging speeds which you […]
Can I Install a Tesla Supercharger at Home?
With a flood of automotive industry marketing tactics and electrical figures, confusion abounds when it comes to plug-in vehicle charging. That’s where Effortless Electric comes in; we simplify the confusion and identify exactly what EV buyers and their homes need for the fastest, safest home charging experience available. We often hear, “Can I have a […]
Is a Plug-In Hybrid Right for Me?
As Electric Vehicles (EVs) become increasingly popular, it’s natural to wonder what will happen to Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). While EVs are great, PHEVs offer their own advantages. The primary distinction between the two is their electric range. While most EVs have ranges over 250 miles, PHEVs have much shorter fully electric ranges, usually […]
Level 2 Chargers Are Perfect for Your Home: Here’s Why
One of the first questions prospective plug-in buyers have is “How will I charge my car?” While most plug-in cars come with a Level 1 (120v) charger, upgrading to an installed Level 2 (240v) charger unlocks their full potential. Level 2 chargers are up to 9x faster than Level 1 chargers, which, for a 250 […]