The problem with Michigan’s EV road funding fees and potential solutions.
Transportation electrification benefits the grid at large. Electric vehicles (EVs) are charged withelectricity from the power grid. There are 3 types of EV charging:
1) Level 1: Uses a regular 120-volt outlet and adds approximately 5 miles of charge to the battery per hour. All electric cars come with a level 1 plug.
2) Level 2: Uses a 240-volt outlet, often with special equipment installed, and adds approximately 20 miles to the battery per hour. Some new electric vehicles come with a level 2 plug. Level 2 charging is used overnight or in public areas where drivers stay for a period of time, like at shopping malls, grocery stores, downtown areas, and tourism
3) DC Fast Charging: Uses special equipment that can provide 440-volts and up and charge a
vehicle in less than an hour. DC Fast Charging is done only occasionally, when a day’s
driving exceeds the range on the vehicle.