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Turning Roadside Assistance Electric


Electric vehicles (EV) have revolutionized the world. Not only will EVs help reduce our dependence on oil but swapping that old gas guzzler for a Tesla is a way in which you can directly save the planet! However, as the saying goes, old habits die hard. Civilization always has a tough time swallowing the latest innovations. Going electric will require people to make slight adjustments to their lives. Read this article to learn the basics of EV. Also, read about the vital role that Nation Safe Drivers has assumed in this revolutionary electric conversion.

Change is never easy. After all, the gas industry has been a leading global force for centuries. Replacing the power source for everything from a lantern to a rocket ship, will take time and education. However, the consumer always has the ultimate power. The consumer wants to go green. Companies that ignore the consumer will inevitably fail to those that do. As a result, the EV marketplace has grown exponentially.


Nation Safe Drivers (NSD) has been at the forefront as the transportation industry undergoes this massive conversion. An efficient transportation system requires dependable roadside assistance. The biggest drawback to an EV is that charging stations could be difficult to find. Motorists of an EV will require roadside assistance when their vehicle runs out of juice.

For the past sixty years, NSD has been protecting the consumer. This age of electricity is no different. NSD has over 20,000 providers across the nation that could produce a Level 2 or 3 charge. In addition, NSD has introduced an innovative mobile charger, so that their providers could charge a vehicle on the go. By partnering with NSD, qualified providers gain the latest technology to help them assist any motorist.

NSD ensures the greatest customer experience. NSD members are given the assurance that regardless of their location or vehicle, if they experience vehicle failure, NSD will provide roadside assistance. Considering that NSD is the only ancillary service provider that contracts, qualifies, maintains, and dispatches from its own network, NSD can accomplish such a bold claim.

By ditching that gasoline engine, individuals can save money and the environment – two big concerns for every person. For starters, instead of spending half of your paycheck at the local gas station, filling up an EV is nothing more than plugging it into an electrical source. Such a radical concept has caused plenty of head scratching. How does one “fill up” an electric vehicle? How much does it cost? Can an electric vehicle be charged on the go? Read this article to learn the answers to those questions as well as many more.


How Much will it Cost to Go Electric?

Nothing in this world is free. While using electricity as fuel is significantly cheaper than gas, it is not free. According to a article from March 7, 2022, the cost of driving 1,000 miles in an electric Model Y Long Range AWD is $38.50. How is that number determined?

First, the Energy Information Administration last reported that the national residential average cost of electricity was $13.75 per kWh. is the official government website for everything related to fuel economy. The site is an excellent source to compare the electricity consumption and performance of various models of EV. At the time that the article was written, based on 231 EVs, built in the past several years, the average EV consumes 34.6kWH when traveling 100 miles – or .346kWh when travelling one mile.

Armed with the cost of energy, the next step is to find out the EPA’s rating for the specific EV. The Fueleconomy website lists the kWh/100 miles for every EV. For example, the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV gets 28 kWh/100 miles. Flicking that decimal point down the street will result in .28 kWh per mile. Thus, figuring out how much it would cost to drive 1,000 miles in the Chevrolet Bolt, would require multiplying .028 kWh by 1,000, which equals 280 kWh. Multiply 280 by the average cost of electricity (at the time that article was written), $13.75, and the cost of driving 1,000 miles in the Chevrolet Bolt is $38.50.

EV efficiency improves with technology. By reviewing the various models listed on the Fueleconomy website, one will note that older models have a higher kWh cost. For example, the 2001 Ford Explorer USPS goes 87kWH per 100 miles. As a result, to go 1,000 miles would cost about $120, compared to the Chevrolet Bolt’s $38.50.


Difference Between the Three Main EV Charging Types

Depending on which EV is being charged, the amount of power that the charge will sustain as well as the speed of the charging process will vary. The three different types of EV charges are Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. As each level progresses, the charging process becomes quicker and more powerful.

Level 1: 120-Volt

Every EV can be charged on a common 120-volt household outlet. Though, the convenience comes at a cost. Level 1 chargers are slow, at three to five miles per hour. An overnight charge will provide enough juice to go forty miles.

Every EV comes with a standard 120-volt electrical cord. Just plug one end into a regular three-prong household electrical outlet, and the other end into the EV, and the charging will begin. Level one is the most convenient and cheapest way to charge an EV. However, only a 40-mile range will discourage plenty of people from using this sort of charge, but for those who do not drive more than 40 miles, Level 1 charging is perfect.

Level 2: 240-Volt

Some household devices need more power than a standard 120-volt could produce. Heavier appliances, such as a refrigerator, an air conditioner, or a water heater will require more electricity to operate. 240-volt outlets push electrons quicker and more forceful resulting in a significant boost in power.

As a result, Level 2 charging is faster and more powerful than Level 1. An eight-hour Level 2 charge can provide enough juice to drive 200 miles or more. But there is a cost. Level 2 charges are available in many public places. Usually, such charging stations cost money per time or kWh used.


Level 3: DC Fast Charging (DCFC)

Level 3 is a remarkable upgrade. Level 3 permits the EV to drive large distances at a fraction of the charging time of the previous levels. DCFC charges distribute 50 kW to 350 kW. Level 3 charging station can recharge an EV battery within 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the voltage capacity of the EV.

There are far fewer Level 3 charging stations than Level 2. Although the charge may take less time, finding a DCFC and then driving to the station may not be worth the benefit. Plus, older EVs may not have the proper connector to use a Level 3 charging station.

Nation Safe Drivers Unique EV Charging System

NSD provides portable and modular EV Level 2 and 3 charges. NSD charging is universal and compatible with all EVs. The charges provide up to two miles of distance per minute. The charges are portable. No matter where the stranded driver is, NSD providers could help. Such a unique benefit clearly places NSD providers above competition. Level 3 charging stations, for example, are prohibitively expensive.

According to a study by the International Council on Clean Transportation, DCFC chargers will cost between $28,000 and $140,000, depending on the charging capacity and local labor rates. NSD allows its providers to offer a service that their competition is most likely lacking.

NSD EV chargers are approved by both the EPA and CARB, California Air Resources Board. The two organizations strive to reduce emissions and pollution. In addition, the charger could be controlled and managed through an app on a phone.

Going electric is a huge step that saves money and helps the environment. While such advantages seem like a no-brainer, as of February 2022, according to Reuters, less than one percent of all vehicles on American roads are electric.

One of the most popular reasons causing this electric hesitation is fear of running out of electricity. With more than 150,000 gas stations in America, one hardly needs to worry about going empty in a gas guzzler. Nation Safe Drivers is trying to appease this bogus sentiment. Within NSD’ sprawling network of providers, anyone in need of an EV charge just presses a button on their smart phone to get immediate assistance.

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