Introduction to Electric Vehicle Charging and Driving

PlugIn Stations Online (PISO) provides sales, installation, and service of all levels of electric vehicle charging stations. We offer expert advice before, during, and after the sale to provide our customers with a product that best suits their needs. We offer everything from turnkey installations to equipment-only sales. We work closely with our customers to find the solution that works best for them. We have installed thousands of stations since 2011 and we have thousands of happy customers.

When driving an electric car, drivers rarely run down their entire battery. On a daily basis, drivers will commute to work, run errands, etc., topping up at each stop (if charging is available) and then refreshing the battery each night at home. You will only need to charge your vehicle enough to replace the amount of electricity used that day – less than 100 miles for most drivers. The only time you will need to charge an empty battery to full is on long trips, and luckily fast chargers are going into rest areas across the country.


Home Charging

LEVEL 1 (5–10 RPH)

Home Charging

It is recommended that all EV drivers have access to a home charging station. Most plug-in vehicles ship with a level 1 charger. If that is not the case, PISO proudly stocks and distributes various home charging stations. These chargers plug into a normal household outlet and for most drivers, will be able to fully charge your vehicle overnight. 

  1. Chargepoint Level 2 Home Charger
  2. ELVI Level 2 Home Charger
  3. Blink Level 2 Home Charger

Home chargers plug into wall outlets similar to your washer and dryer. These are easy install and carry a long life cycle. Just plug it into your outlet and you are good to go! With Covid causing shipping delays across the country. PISO proudly stocks home stations for our customers. Please reach out for a bulk quote, or visit our online shop now to see our latest product offerings! 

Home Charger

Charger: $600-$800

Electrical Work: $0 – $1,000 (typically $0)

Rebates: NYSERDA rebate

  • Utility incentive programs
  • NYS 50% Tax Credit

*this example is for NY State. Similar rebates and incentives are available for other states.

Level 2 Charging

LEVEL 2 (20–25 RPH)

Multifamily, Workplace, School and Commercial Charging

PISO owner John Doran proudly installed the first Level 2 station in New York state over 10 years ago. Level 2 chargers are the most commonly seen in public settings and in multifamily dwellings. PlugIn Stations supplies and installs various brands of level 2 stations. Publicly available chargers can be networked and set to collect payment from drivers for energy used. Level 2 chargers typically charge your vehicle in about 4 hours. These stations are perfect for attracting business and keeping your customers satisfied! Commonly found at shopping centers, sporting facilities, offices, municipal buildings, and educational facilities. Please reach out for more information! 

Level 2 Charger

Charger: $1,500 – $8,000

Electrical Work: $1,00 – $12,000

Rebates: NYSERDA rebate. NYSERDA can be stacked with utility incentive programs to offer highly favorable pricing on level 2 projects.

  • NYS 50% Tax Credit

*This example is for NY State but similar rebates and incentives are available for other states as well. Please reach out for more information.

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Fast Charging

DC Fast Charging (100 –2000 RPH)

Highway Rest Areas and Commercial Charging

DC Fast Chargers (DCFC) are designed to deliver a maximum amount of energy into a car’s battery in as short a time as possible. Most DCFC you see these days will deliver about 200 RPH, but 600 RPH units are being commonly installed now. This means that you can stop at a rest stop for a half-hour or less for lunch and get 300 miles of range to continue your trip. The charging technology exists to deliver 2000 RPH, but these installations are rare at this time because they are costly and most vehicles on the market cannot yet accept that much electricity. PISO has partnered with MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) to begin and continue to develop fast charging for the entire fleet. Check out our blog now under the "Projects" tab! 

Fast Charger

Charger: $15,000 – $80,000

Electrical Work: $20,000 – $200,000

Rebates: DEC grant for municipalities 

  • Utility incentive programs
  • NYS 50% Tax Credit

Net Costs: $30,000 – $250,000

*this example is for NY State but similar rebates and incentives are available for other states as well. Please reach out for more information. 

PlugIn Stations Supplies, Distributes, Installs and Services almost every brand of EV stations. 

From free site visits, to informational support we are here to help! Our team is available for support Monday-Friday during normal business hours. Our non-pushy sales staff is happy to point you in the right direction as well as educate along the way. For more information, please don't hesitate to reach out. We look forward to speaking with you!


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PlugIn Stations Online (PISO) offers all levels of service. Please reach out to us for a quote. We can handle anything from repairs, installation, troubleshooting, and education. As mentioned above, PISO offers the ability to complete utility rebate and incentive applications for you. With exception to NYSERDA as one of the NYSERDA requirements is for the site host to complete the registration. We will be available to support and walk you through the NYSERDA process.