Electric Car Charger Installation
If you are in need of an electrical car charger installation then you are not alone. With the growing demand for electric cars and green initiatives from our governments , we are starting to see them more commonplace.
A fun fact is that between 2012 and 2017 the number of EV charging stations have went from 100 to over 4000 and that number continues to grow. The latest stats for 2020 puts us at approximately 5004. This time around, it looks like electric cars are here to stay.
What Types of EV Chargers Are Available For Installation?
There are three types of EV charger types that you can get installed. The first is the Level 1 EV Charger option that simply plugs into a standard 120 Volt outlet, however 1 hour of charging will only get you about 8km of driving range or take about 20 hours to charge. This may not be very practical if you do a lot of driving with not a lot of time to charge in between.
The second choice is to invest in a Level 2 EV charger that will decrease your charge time significantly to about 8 hours for a full charge. For this reason this is the most popular choice for most Electric Vehicle owners. It will save owners a lot of headache not having to worry if they have enough charge to go about their daily activities. It also makes a great investment in the home and its value.
The third choice is a Level 3 EV charger that requires significant panel and service upgrades and consequently is the most expensive to do. You can get typically 70km of range for every 10 minutes of charging. This is not a popular choice as the cost of the installation outweighs the benefit of most people.
Professional Electrical Charger
Choosing a local, professional electrician to install your EV charging station will ensure it’s installed safely, properly and up to electrical code and inspected by the an electrical inspector.
There are many brands of charging stations to choose from and we will help you make the right choice for your vehicle or future vehicle. Call us today for your free quote! Serving the fine folks in the Cochrane, Calgary, and Area.