Do You Want To Install An Electric Vehicle Charging Station?
So you want to get an electric vehicle? We fully support this decision for anyone who wants to make the switch to electric transportation. The biggest adjustment people need to make when making the switch to electric is getting accustomed to EV charging. This is very easy once you’ve got an EV charging station set up in your home. As EV charging station contractors, we can assure you a painless EV charger installation and a whole lot of peace of mind down the road.
How Do I Get My EV Charging Station Installed
Having a licensed electrician install your home EV charging station is the best option for your safety and peace of mind. A professional will be able to assess your current electrical situation and conclude whether it is eligible for a charging station or not. If it is eligible, the electrician will then go through a series of inspections while installing the EV charging station to ensure your set-up is abiding by all codes and regulations.
Installation & Service of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment
If you own an electric vehicle, or are planning on making the switch soon, let AJ’s Electrical take care of your home EV charger installation. Installing a charging station is not only beneficial for convenience, but it also adds increased safety and confidence while driving your electric vehicle. Our expert team will take care of all electrical permits and inspections required, while providing the honest and efficient service Vancouver and all of the lower mainland has come to trust in AJ’s professional technicians.
Is Your Electrical Layout EV Ready?
All EV chargers need a dedicated circuit in the panel. If you do not have the space in your current panel, a sub-panel may be installed to accommodate the new circuit.
How Do I Determine If My Station Needs To Be Hardwired?
A hardwired charging station can be installed either indoors or outdoors, however it is always recommended for any outdoor installations. A hardwired installation provides more installation flexibility than the 240V supply plug, and is especially recommended for Level 2 stations that are continuous use devices where hardwiring will provide the best connection to power.
To help make your EV charger installation seamless, we will:
- Calculate to find out if there is enough power for your Level 2 EV charger, as per the electrical code
- Provide an electrical service upgrade or a load management system if there is not currently enough power for your EV charger
- Take care of all electrical permits and inspections
- Assist with rebate applications
Important to know:
- EV chargers can be installed inside the garage/carport, outside the house, or in a detached garage.
- We can supply EV chargers from Leviton or Siemens
- Installation will take anywhere between 1-5 hours depending on where it is being installed
- Our chargers include a warranty
- We can install an EV charger you purchase, or a plug outlet (ie: a NEMA 14-50 plug outlet or NEMA 6-50 plug outlet)
What is a Level 3 EV Charger?
Level 3 charging stations, also known as Direct-Current fast chargers, are very powerful EV chargers. Where other level 2’s can take hours to charge a vehicle fully, level 3 chargers may take only minutes.
Can I Install a Level 3 Charger At Home?
- While it is possible to install a Level 3 charger at home, it is not very practical. Level 3 chargers are much more expensive than Level 2 chargers and require an excessive amount of power.
Consult PluginBC to plan your next trip with an electric vehicle. Faster charging stations are clearly indicated within the map along with additional details regarding the charging station.
EV Charging Station Installation Cost
The cost of installing a proper charging station can vary depending on several different factors, including the number of vehicles that are being charged and your existing electrical system. That’s why it is important to talk to professionals, to ensure you are getting the right set up for your needs. The cost of charging your car will vary, but you could be looking at cutting your costs in half, or even by two-thirds of what you would be paying to power your traditional gas vehicle, now that sounds like pretty good savings to us.
BC EV Charger Rebate
In BC, you are able to receive rebates for the purchase and installation of your EV chargers.
EV Charger Rebate for Single Family Homes
- Single family homes, including duplexes and townhomes with private garages or dedicated parking, can get a rebate of up to 50% of the purchase and installation costs of an eligible Level 2 EV charger, up to $350. To be eligible for the single-family home EV charger rebate, you must purchase and install an eligible charger and submit your application within 90 days of the charger installation.
Key Takeaways For EV Charging Installation
Once your estimate is approved, the professionals at AJ’s Electrical will work quickly to book you in. We know your time is valuable, which is why we are always punctual with our arrival times and ensure we get the job done right the first time. Trust our EV charging station contractors for your home installation in Vancouver or anywhere in the lower mainland. No job is too big or too small for the experts at AJ’s Electrical. Contact us for your FREE estimate today!
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