OPPD Electric Vehicle Overview

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Electric Vehicle Overview.

If you are thinking about buying an Electric Vehicle (EV), there are a few things to consider before you drive it home:

Are you buying a plug-in hybrid or a plug-in battery electric car?

Is your home’s electrical panel and wiring configured to enable you to charge the battery in your car?

Do you need to hire an electrical contractor?

Will your contractor need to obtain permits for any electrical work?

What to Know Before You Buy an EV (PDF)

OPPD Helping You Understand Electric Vehicles.

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Vs. Battery Electric Vehicles

There are two types of plug-in electric vehicles: the battery electric vehicle and the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The plug-in hybrid vehicle generates energy from both a battery and an internal combustion engine. It is important to understand the type of vehicle you are considering, as it will influence your rate plan and charging options. Check out makes and models in the virtual showroom at GoElectricDrive.com .


Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles have two power systems, an internal combustion engine and a battery, which can be re-charged from electricity. These vehicles use both gas and electricity. Most plug-in hybrids will take four to six hours to fully charge on a standard 120-volt outlet.

Battery electric vehicles are powered by electric motors and batteries, and they do not require any gas. A battery electric vehicle will take 12 to 24 hours for a full charge using Level One charging (a standard 120-volt outlet), while most models will take three to six hours to fully charge using Level Two charging (a 240-volt rated charging unit).

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The Difference Between a Plug-in Electric Vehicle and a Battery Electric Vehicle (PDF)

Understanding Charging Options

One of the most important decisions a plug-in electric vehicle owner will make is how to charge their vehicle. Most plug-in electric vehicles will charge at home on one of two charging “levels.” Depending on which charging level you select, you may need to upgrade your home electrical system.

Level One: Charging at Level One is done on a standard 120-volt outlet that typically won’t require customers to make modifications to their electric panel or home wiring. The electrical draw is approximately equivalent to a 1500-watt personal hair dryer. Most plug-in hybrids will take 4 to 6 hours to fully charge at Level One. A battery electric vehicle will take 12 to 24 hours for a full charge.

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The ideal configuration for Level One is a dedicated circuit that can be used for the electric vehicle charge connection.

Level Two: Charging at Level Two is done on a 240-volt rated charging unit and will likely require customers to make changes to their electrical panel and add a new circuit (if one is not available) in their home similar to that used for an air conditioner or electric clothes dryer.

Most battery electric vehicles would take 3 to 6 hours to fully charge at Level Two.

Fast Charging: DC Fast charging is currently under development and is being designed for commercial charging.

OPPD Makes Charging Your Car Easier.

Public Charging Stations

Several initiatives are under way nationwide to establish public charging stations, and OPPD will support these efforts as they develop.

Permits for Electrical Work

Local government permits may be required prior to installation or construction of charging stations. The local building and safety department should be consulted to determine specific requirements. If an electrical contractor is hired to perform the work, it is still the homeowner’s responsibility to ensure that the appropriate permits have been obtained.

BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars
BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars
BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars
BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars
BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars
BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars
BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars
BAIC E150 EV Electric Cars

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