Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation Experts
Electric vehicles are becoming more affordable, and the ability to reliably and quickly charge your electric vehicle at home is an important part of EV ownership. Understanding the terminology and capabilities of charging stations will help you make more informed purchasing decisions. Charging stations are commonly referred to as just “chargers” but the charger for modern electric vehicles is actually built into the car. The charging station unit is technically referred to as Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment or an EVSE.
Charging stations are currently available in 3 different levels, with level 1 and 2 EV charging stations being used primarily for residential use, and level 3 EVSE’s almost exclusively used in commercial applications. Most owners will be able to charge their vehicles using a standard 120-volt household outlet, which is a level 1 charging station. A special charging cable should be provided by the manufacturer when you purchase your vehicle. It’s a simple plug and play setup, and typically no professional work is required.
Upgrading To Level 2 EV Home Charging Station
While level 1 is the most cost-effective EV charging solution, upgrading to a level 2 car charging station brings added convenience. Charging times vary between vehicles, but typically owners are saving hours in charging times each day. If you are sharing an electric vehicle between multiple drivers, have a longer than average commute, or are not able to charge your EV at work, upgrading to a level 2 charging unit brings increased peace of mind knowing that you will be unlikely to find yourself stranded or waiting for your vehicle to charge during an emergency.
Installing a level 2 electric vehicle charging station at home should be done by a professional licenced electrician. While the installation is meant to be permanent, it can be removed from the property and installed elsewhere if you decide to move. Alternatively, having an upgraded EVSE installed is a unique feature to advertise when selling your home. Ontario recently discontinued their Electric vehicle charging incentive program, but the price of level 2 home charging units and installation are both very reasonable.
Get a Quote on EVSE Installation Costs in Ottawa
We can install charging stations for all electric vehicles including Tesla Model 3, Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model S, Nissan LEAF, BMW i3 and others! The cost of installation will depend on factors such as the age of your home, the current capacity of your electrical panel and wiring, and more. Using an electrician who is familiar with electric vehicle charging station installations will help keep costs down. Mike Fuller Electric owns multiple electric vehicles and is ready to meet you for an appointment at your convenience to provide a quote for your installation.
Call us at 613-225-3249 or fill in our contact form to discuss your needs with the experts.
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Mike Fuller Electric Ltd.
1692 Ortona Avenue
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