We can install your electric vehicle charger at your home for increased cost savings and convenience.
Congratulations on purchasing an electric car! Now that you’ve joined the ranks of environmentally conscious and smart consumers everywhere, make sure you’re fully enjoying the experience. Contact us to install your electric vehicle charging station in your own home.
Penna Electric provides installation services for a wide variety of reliable home EV charging stations from the industry’s most trusted brands including Bosch, ClipperCreek, EV-Box, GE, Leviton, and Schneider Electric.
Installing a home electric vehicle (EV) charger can reduce your carbon footprint and reduce your charging costs by having the flexibility to conveniently charge your vehicle during utility off-peak hours.
In addition to a reduction in your carbon footprint and saving on charging costs, there are multiple benefits to installing a 240-volt EV charger in your home. A 240-circuit can be installed with a circuit breaker of anywhere from 15 to 100 amps, providing significantly faster recharge speeds compared to a 110-volt household outlet. Most EV owners install a 240-volt circuit with 30, 40, or 50 amp circuit breakers.
Your new electric vehicle and in-home EV charger will allow you to plug in each evening to wake up to a full battery every morning. Many EV owners top off their vehicle battery for a few hours each evening. You can relax knowing that your 240-volt EV car charger will fully charge your vehicle in just a few hours. Schedule your FREE in-home consultation today!
Tesla recommends charging your Tesla vehicle overnight, just like your mobile phone. Pull into your garage, plug in, and you will wake up to a full charge the next morning. Even better, electricity will only be a fraction of the cost of gasoline
Penna Electric can help ensure that your home is ready for charging your new Tesla. Our licensed electricians will install a dedicated circuit conveniently near where you will park your Tesla vehicle. The charge port is located in the driver side rear tail light.
As with any home improvement project involving the electrical system, a permit and city or county inspection may be required. We can check with your city to see if one is required before we begin work.
Frequently Asked Questions about EV Chargers
How much does it cost to install an electric vehicle charging station?
It can range between $550 – $2,850 to install a 240 volt charging station. The cost depends on several factors, including the needed voltage and amperage, as well as the distance between your electrical panel and the location where your electric vehicle charging station will be installed. You can find more details here.
What’s the difference between a level 1 and a level 2 EV charger?
The level 1 charger is the cable that comes with your car when you buy an electric vehicle. It uses a standard connection and can be plugged into a traditional outlet.
A level 2 EV charger is in fact a charging station that you have to install at your own expense. It’s usually mounted on the outside wall of your house and it has a 240-volt connection. It speeds up the charging of your car and offers a longer drive range. Learn more here.
Should I get a Level 2 EV charger?
If you drive long distances and you don’t have access to any commercial EV charging stations, then you should consider investing in a level 2 EV charger. It will also help with faster charging times. You can read more on the perks of a level 2 charger here.
How long does it take to charge my car?
For a level 1 charger with a 120-volt and 20-amp circuit, it will take 25 hours to charge your car, considering a 100 miles battery capacity. For level 2 ev charging stations with 240-volt and 40-amp circuits, it will take 4 to 5 hours for the same battery capacity.
Will my electric bill go up?
Yes, but the difference can be completely absorbed by the savings in gas, the many rebates and discounts available from utility companies, or by charging your car during time frames when the kW/h is lowest.
Does the electric vehicle charging station need maintenance?
Not really. If installed properly, or built modulary, pieces can be easily replaced. EV charging stations that have online connectivity can also provide remote diagnostics and repair, so you don’t have to worry in the rare event of charger malfunction.