The current generation has witnessed tremendous amounts of hype regarding electric cars. People prefer electric cars because they are environmentally friendly or due to the fact that they have low running cost. Furthermore, planning where you can regularly carry out your electric car charge is very crucial. It can be a hustle and time-consuming looking for or travelling to an EV charging station every now and then. For those people in need of a more convenient alternative to the EV charging station, this article is for you.
At Absolutely Electrical, we can aid you with an electric car charger installation. Hence allowing your electric vehicle charging to take place anywhere you would like. Whether it is your own home or office. As a result, you can not only disregard taking trips to an EV charging station, but also save plenty of time. For instance, you can charge your car at night – being able to use a fully charged car the next morning.
Some equipment needs installation in order to be able to carry out your electric vehicle charging at home. You can either have an EVSE supply cable for a 3 pin plug socket, or install an electric car charger. To charge your electric car with an EVSE supply cable, you can simply plug it in a 120v, 20amp plug. However, this method of charging takes much longer to charge, as compared to a 240v, 30 – 40amp charging point. Notably, the 120v plugs don’t offer the same features as with the higher amperage units. This features include: Wi-Fi notification of full charge, speed, and security.
An electric car charger installation done at home, also known as a home charging point, is a compact unit. Moreover, it’s weatherproof and ascends to a wall that has a connected charging cable. Also, it can be a 240v plug that connects to a portable charging cable. At Absolutely Electrical, we have well-experienced team of certified Electricians who are highly trained in installing home charging points. Once you have your home charging system all setup, then you need to park your electric car there for charging.
There are plenty of reasons to why so many people are recently hyping about home charging systems. If your electric car charger installation is done by qualified specialist installers like Absolutely Electrical, here are some advantages below:
Even though each installation of a home charging system is unique, the licensed Electricians of Absolutely Electrical, can complete the entire installation process within time. To give you an idea of the duration, on average, our standard installations take less than a day. However, if we are unable to complete the entire installation on the day due to any unexpected additional work. Then we will reschedule an installation date at your convenient time.
The cost of installing an EV charging station in your home can vary. This depends on the type of charger selected and the situation of your home or building. As each building is different, choosing us as your electrical contractor, lets us break down a quote custom-made to you. The team at Absolutely Electrical will always be clear in communication about the expenses. Certainly about how much of your money you are spending on which specific service. There are never any surprises.
Before we get into talking about costs, let us take a look at the levels of charging. There are three levels of charging: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. When discussing about charging an electric car at home, we are leaning towards Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations. These are most found in homes and apartments. Level 3 charging stations are mainly found in industrial and commercial settings. If you don’t know about which level of charging you should get, don’t worry as we got your back! We will clarify the differences between the levels of charging with you beforehand. You can be sure to have a better understanding about which one you want to invest your money on.
Now, let us talk about the costs pertaining to Level 1 charging. A Level 1 charger ranges from $300 to $600 with parts and labor adding up an additional $800 or more. The good thing about Level 1 charging is that it does not require any special installation. Moreover, you do not need to buy any other extra equipment. Because every electric car comes with a portable cord set charger, which connectes to a 3 pin 120v plug.
Moving on to the costs pertaining to Level 2 charging stations. A Level 2 charger can range from $1000–$1700 with additional parts and labor adding an extra $1000. Complicated installations would increase the cost further. Although installing a Level 2 charging station consists of higher costs, a Level 2 charger is a more efficient option. This is because you’ll get an additional 30-40 kms more range per hour than a Level 1 charger. Moreover, a Level 2 charging station offers a much faster charging time than Level 1 charging.