Electric Vehicle Charger, North York

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Electric Vehicle Charger, North York

Charging an electric vehicle is easy with a level 2 electric vehicle charger installed into your home. The time it takes to charge an electric vehicle can be as early as 2 hours, with 1 hour of charge typically providing 30-50 km of driving range. Level 2 and level 3 charging stations are readily available for public use in areas such as rests stops, office buildings, and shopping malls, but one of the most convenient features of electric vehicles is that they can be charged right at home.

Every electric vehicle comes with a standard and portable cort set that allows you to charge anywhere as long as there is a regular three-prong outlet in the wall. This type of level 1 charging utilizes “trickle charging” and is great for top-ups overnight, with 1 hour of charge providing 8 km of driving range, but with regular car use, it may easier to upgrade to level 2 charging. Having an electric vehicle charger installed into your home will allow you to charge quickly and efficiently at any time. With government rebates/incentives, getting a charger installed at home has never seemed like more of an attractive option.

Any licensed electrician can install an electric vehicle charger, but it’s important to find the right one to ensure the safety of your vehicle and your home. Before the installation takes place, your electrical system and panel should be assessed to confirm that your home will be able to support the addition of a charging station. The electrical load of an electric vehicle charger is typically the same as a stove or clothing dryer, but if your home is unable to handle the addition, it may be time to consider a service or panel upgrade. After this is determined, you will then be provided with an estimate for the work.

Contact MADE ELECTRIC for more information, to learn more about electric vehicle charging, and to inquire about having an electric vehicle charger installed in your home! We operate within the GTA to ensure that your vehicle and your home are functioning at the highest possible capacity.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I get an electric vehicle charger installed at a condo/apartment?

Although it is possible, the process of getting an electric vehicle charger installed at a condo or apartment (especially if it’s rented) compared to a single-family home is more complicated. Like with all work done in a condo or apartment, having an electric vehicle charger installed will require the proper permissions, reviewing of building rules and codes, and written agreements.

What are some considerations to make before installation?

Most electric vehicles that have built-in navigation (like Google Maps) can help to find electric vehicle chargers on the go. One key factor in successfully owning an electric vehicle is knowing where and when to charge. With an electric vehicle charger at home, the stress of having to plan this out is significantly reduced, but for regular trips (such as to and from work), it is also important to consider your options in case of an emergency.

What is the cost of installation?

The cost of having an electric vehicle charger has gone dramatically in the past few years, especially with government-backed incentives. However, the cost is still highly variable and depends on the set-up of your garage or parkway. For more simple set-ups that only require a connection from the electrical panel to the new charging station, installation will likely be pretty affordable since it will require less time and resources. Typically, the cost of installation ranges from a few hundred to a few thousand.

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