What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 EV chargers?

Level 1 and Level 2 EV chargers both operate on alternating current (AC) like you have in your home. Level 1 chargers plug into a 110-volt plug, like you’d plug your laptop into; therefore, they can only deliver about 3 to 5 miles per hour of charging – making them inconvenient for electric cars. Use Level 1 chargers only for plug-in hybrids. A Level 2 EV charger connects to a 220-volt outlet, like you’d plug your clothes dryer into. Depending on the electrical infrastructure, and the specific charger model, a Level 2 charger can deliver between 12 and 80 miles of charge per hour – making it a great fit for charging your EV at home.