With government rebates/incentives, going electric for your primary mode of transportation has never seemed like a better option. Not only is it environmentally conscious, but an electric vehicle is an investment that can save you money on gas. According to Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation, the typical gasoline car costs an average of $2,500 per year to fuel. Hybrid electric vehicles in comparison tend to cost $700 per year to fuel, including both the cost of gasoline and electricity. For vehicles that rely only on electric charging, less than $530 per year is spent keeping it charged. This becomes significantly easier with an EV charging station.
Level 2 and 3 charging stations are available for public use, and successfully owning an electric vehicle involves planning your trips accordingly. However, with an EV charging station installed into your home, the hassle of re-fueling that comes with gasoline cars and the line-ups at public stations becomes significantly reduced. There is nothing quite like being able to leave your car charging in the comfort of your own home. Every electric vehicle comes with a standard and portable cord-set that allows you to charge anywhere as long as there is a regular three-prong outlet. However, this is the slowest method of charging. Charging from a station allows a quick and efficient way of fueling your vehicle.
To begin the process of installation, it is first imperative that an electrician checks that your electrical system is capable of handling the addition of an EV charging station. Your home’s electrical panel should also be checked to ensure that there is enough room for a breaker dedicated to the charger, and if needed, you may be recommended to get a panel or service upgrade. After this is confirmed, you will be provided an estimate for the work and can then move on to booking an appointment date. Keep in the mind the weather conditions when booking, since working with wiring can be difficult in freezing temperatures.
Contact MADE ELECTRIC for more information, to learn more about electric vehicle charging, and to inquire about having an EV charging station installed in your home! We operate within the GTA to ensure that your vehicle and your home are functioning at the highest possible capacity.