Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is an electric vehicle charger worth the money?
An electric vehicle is an investment not only for the environment, but can save you money on gas in the long-run. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation found that while gasoline-powered cars can cost almost $2,500 per year to fuel, an electric vehicle can cost as little as $530 per year to charge.
Using a public charging station is great on the go and for longer trips, but having one installed at home is great for convenience. Public level 2 charging stations vary in cost, but pay-per-use can be $1 per hour or $2.50 per charge in Ontario. Public level 3 charging stations average at a cost of $15 per hour.
How do I know if my home can handle an electric vehicle charger?
A charging station has the same electrical requirements and load as a clothing dryer or a stove. Before an electric vehicle charger is installed, an electrician will check that your electrical service can handle the addition and whether there is room on your electrical panel to accommodate it. If not, they might recommend an electrical service or panel upgrade.
How much does it cost to install an electric vehicle charger?
The cost of installation can depend on the process. For more simple garage or driveway set-ups, the cost can be relatively affordable since it takes less time and resources. The average cost of installation is a few hundred dollars, which does tend to vary. For any additional questions about costs, contact MADE ELECTRIC today!