Electric Vehicle Chargers EV Charging
We install electric vehicle chargers for all types of electric vehicles.
Congrats if you’ve just bought your first electric car! You are taking a huge step toward saving not only the environment but also your own money. In order to get the most out of your new investment, it’s a good idea to have a dedicated charging station in your home.
Electric vehicles come with a charge cord (or charger) and usually have an adapter for a 120V 15A or 20A regular outlet. This type of charge cord plugs into a regular outlet (receptacle), similar to most of the outlets in your home and takes about 9 hours to charge your car for a 40-mile drive (charging approx 2-4 miles per hour depending on the size of EV).
EV manufactures also offer adapters for higher voltage outlets like a 240V NEMA 14-50 outlet (50A 240V receptacle like an oven or RV outlet). This 240V option will allow you to charge the EV in a shorter amount of time (charging approx 20+ miles per hour depending on the size of vehicle). While the electric code now requires electricians to install a dedicated electric vehicle charger circuit in new houses, older homes do not have them.
It is important to use a dedicated electrical circuit to charge you EV whether using a 120V regular outlet or a 240V charger cord or wall mounted EV charger. We suggest installing a 50A or 60A dedicated circuit for a either a NEMA 14-50 outlet (this is more universal) or a EV specific charger (like a Tesla Wall Charger).
Costs for installation of a dedicated EV circuit vary depending on the location of the EV charger or receptacle in relation to the electrical panel. Call us today to see what options we can install for your application.