Upgrade Your Commute With an Electric Vehicle

EV charging

There’s nothing quite like getting behind the wheel of a new Cadillac vehicle. You’re treated with incredible interior comforts and an exceptional driving experience on the Winter Haven roads. With that being said, electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular, and we know many drivers are interested in how to prepare their homes for an EV. Fortunately, our professional team is here to help.

Whether you’re getting your Bartow garage ready for the new Cadillac LYRIQ, or you’re just beginning your research about EVs, our experts have the information and advice you need before you decide to electrify your commute. Learn how to get your garage ready for an EV today with Cadillac Lakeland! Then, head over to our showroom and find out how you can get behind the wheel of the innovative new Cadillac LYRIQ.

How to Get Your Garage Ready for an EV

One of the largest benefits of an EV like the Cadillac LYRIQ is not having to fill it up with gas. Most modern EVs have an impressive driving range, but you’ll still need to charge it seldomly. So, what can you do to prepare your garage for an EV? Find out below:

  • Determine How You Want to Charge Your EV: For at-home charging in the Brandon area, you’ll have two main ways to charge your vehicle. Level 1 charging is using a regular wall outlet plug, and Level 2 charging is with an electric charging system installed. Level 2 charging will be much quicker and will provide more range in a shorter amount of time.
  • Organize Your Garage: Whether you’re going with Level 1 charging or Level 2 charging, it’s a good idea to begin organizing your garage. That way, you have easy access to an outlet or can provide easy access to an installer if you want to use Level 2 charging.
  • Locate Home Power Panel: In most homes, there’s a power panel you can access that’ll indicate the amperage rating on the main circuit breaker. Many new homes allow for a 100 amp power panel, but yours could vary. Knowing the amp rating for your home can make it easier for you or an electrician to determine if it has the capability for a Level 2 charger installation.
  • Get Assistance From a Professional: We recommend you get assistance from an electrician to help you determine your home’s electrical capabilities and needs before having an electric charger installed. A professional can install the necessary items or plugs needed to ensure your home is ready for an EV.
  • Purchase EV Charger: It doesn’t matter if you’re choosing a Cadillac-certified EV charger, or you’ve found a different EV charger you like, your final step would be to purchase one and have it installed in your home!

Advantages of Getting an EV in Florida

Getting your Florida home ready for an electric vehicle isn’t complicated, but it does involve a couple of extra steps so that you can maximize your EV ownership experience. With that being said, once your Florida garage is ready for an EV, you’ll get to enjoy some advantages that include:

  • No fuel consumption costs
  • Access to HOV lanes in Florida (even with a single occupant)
  • Exempt from Florida DMV emissions testing
  • Potential tax credits
  • Zero tailpipe emissions

Prepare for an EV Today With Cadillac Lakeland!

Still not sure what you need to do to prepare your home for the Cadillac LYRIQ? Be sure to get in touch with our team at Cadillac Lakeland for assistance. You can always give us a call or stop in at our Lakeland dealership, and we’re more than happy to go over any questions or concerns you have about electric vehicles!