What is a Level 1 charging station?

A Level 1 charging station (also called an EVSE – see Glossary here) uses a 120 volt / 15 amp circuit.  The EVSE plugs directly into a standard home outlet. Most PEVs from major car manufactures will have a Level 1 EVSE included with the car.  These are considered to be “trickle” chargers by manufacturers of battery-only Electric Vehicles.