EV Charger Installation

We have been installing EV Chargers for Tesla, Chevy, Volvo, BMW and other types of electric vehicles for years. We have the experience and relationships with city inspectors to make the process of installing an EV charger easier for you.

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Although hybrid vehicles have been around for quite some time, installing a dedicated charger for your electric vehicle is a somewhat new concept. Hybrid vehicles rely on their internal engine and other components such as brakes to recharge their electric battery systems. These vehicles do not require a dedicated charger, or even to be plugged in at all.

Plug-In Electric Vehicles

Most new electric cars are plug-in style electric vehicles (PEVs). Very much like your laptop or cell phone, your PEV will come with a charging cord. Most EV charging cords are very simple, “Level 1” charging cords. These cords can plug into a standard 120 volt outlet in order to charge your car.

Different Outlets and Options for EV Chargers

There are a few considerations when choosing an outlet for your car charger. First, it should be on its own dedicated circuit. Second, it should be on a GFI outlet to ensure that power is shut off in the event of a power issue. During the installation, an electrician will make sure that your electrical panel has the capacity to handle the charging of an EV. They can also give you further information regarding current rebates, incentives and more. If your panel is ready for a charger, then they will only need to add a new circuit for your charger. If you require a panel upgrade, then that will have to be completed first.

Level 1 EV Charging

The only bad thing about level 1 charging is that it is slow. Charging a Nissan Leaf from empty to full, for example, can take 20 hours. If you only drive short distances and can restore your battery to full every night, this may not be a problem for you. You should be able to get away with using short charging periods to top off your battery. 

Level 2 EV Charging

There are many other drivers, however, who will want to have the option to charge faster. In this case, a level 2 charger is required. This type of charger can fully charge a Nissan Leaf in 8 hours, rather than 20. Because it is more intensive than a level 1 charger, level 2 chargers are contained in their own 18” by 18” housing. Similar to a gas pump, there is a charging hose that hangs next to it, and connects to your car while you are charging. 

One of the great things about installing an EV charger now is that the federal government currently offers a tax rebate of up to one-third of the total installation price. Furthermore, many states offer additional rebates to help you with the costs. These funds are typically awarded on a first come first served basis.

Electricity costs for charging are also very beneficial to many consumers. In many areas, utility companies are even offering reduced rates for those who charge their EVs at night. To track this, they set up a special meter to your EV charger’s circuit so that they can charge you appropriately. Click here to learn more about electric vehicle rebates from Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

By buying an electric vehicle, you are not only reducing your dependence on gasoline and saving money you are also helping the environment. Furthermore, you are supporting the creation of many green jobs. Take advantage of the rebates and incentives that are currently available, because they may not be around forever.
 

EV Charger Installation

We Install EV Chargers for the following electric vehicle brands:

  • Tesla, Model S, X, 3

  • BMW, I3

  • Chevrolet, Volt, Bolt

  • Nissan, Leaf

  • Fiat, 500E

  • Ford, C-Max

  • Kia

  • Honda

  • Hyundai

  • Audi

  • VW

  • Gm

  • Jaguar

  • Volvo

  • Porsche

  • Fiskar

We have the experience and relationships with city inspectors to make the process of installing an EV charger easier for you. Call us today to get a free estimate for your EV charger installation.