Basics of Charging Your Electric Vehicle at Home

Posted on June 9, 2014
Before you decide to purchase a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV), you will need to determine where you will charge it—at home, at work or at a public electric charging station. Charging time will be dependent on how depleted the battery is, its storage capacity, and the on-board charging characteristics designed into the vehicle by the auto manufacturer. If you decide on a home charging station, you can choose either Level 1-AC (single phase) or DC charging, or Level 2-AC (single phase) or DC... Read more

Oak Electric for Your Electrical Needs—And More

Posted on March 16, 2014
When Oak Electric Service says we are a full-service electrical contractor, we mean it. We have over 30 years of collective experience as residential, commercial and industrial electrical contractors. Oak Electric serves more than 8,000 customers in southeast Michigan with a wide range of electrical and renewable energy solutions, including: 24-hour emergency service Automatic standby and backup generators—sales, installation, service and parts for major generator manufacturers General... Read more

Electric-Only Driving Is Gaining Acceptance

Posted on November 16, 2013
Ford Motor Company is reporting that data from Ford plug-in hybrid drivers shows that consumers are embracing electric-only driving faster than expected. Data collected from the MyFord Mobile app in the plug-in Fusion and C-Max Energi models and the Focus Electric shows customers drive more than 8,400 electric-only miles every hour, and about 203,000 electric-only miles per day. (Ford has sold about 10,400 of these vehicles to date.) Driving habits of electric-only vehicle owners also show... Read more

See Oak Electric for Home Electric Charging Stations

Posted on July 5, 2013
Oak Electric has been certified by SPX Services as a sales and installation specialist for Chevrolet Volt charging stations in a number of Michigan zip codes.  If you have a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and are considering a home charging station, here are some basic facts about electrical requirements for home charging stations. PEVs are powered by rechargeable onboard battery packs, which use stored electricity to propel the vehicle. The battery packs can be charged from two types of... Read more

Oak Electric Now Offers ClipperCreek Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Posted on September 15, 2012
While the worldwide market for all vehicles will grow by about four percent per year over the next six years, analysts estimate that the electric vehicle market will grow at a rate of almost 20 percent over the same time frame. As an electrical contractor, Oak Electric continues to focus on the changing needs of the energy industry as it relates to residential and commercial markets in metro Detroit. We now offer electric vehicle charging stations from ClipperCreek, a leading manufacturer of... Read more

See Oak Electric for Electric Vehicle Charging Systems

Posted on February 6, 2012
It looks like electric cars are gaining increasing acceptance by today’s drivers. So if you’ve recently purchased an electric vehicle or are contemplating purchasing one, we hope you will give Oak Electric a call when you are ready to install an electric charging system at your home or business. As a full-service electrical contractor, Oak Electric has made it a point to focus on and meet the changing needs of consumers in our residential and commercial markets in the Metropolitan Detroit... Read more