Electric Vehicle Chargers: Preparing your home or business for the transportation of the future, today.
Owning an electric vehicle (EV) comes with many benefits. They are quieter, require less maintenance and cost less to run than their petrol and diesel counterparts. Amongst all the other benefits they are also better for the environment.
More and more EV charging stations are being installed in public locations allowing EV owners to charge while at the office, school or travelling long distances. Businesses like universities and community centres have taken an increasing interest in offering EV charging stations to the public as the demand and popularity of EV vehicles continues to rise. However, most EV owners do the majority of their charging before they hit the road at home. Home charging stations offer convenience and security, though it is important to note that not all homes are pre-equipped to handle a installation of the magnitude of a charging station.
Is Your House or Business Ready?
The biggest hurdle with an EV charger installation is whether or not your house or business has the pre-existing proper electrical service. Since EV chargers require a large amount of power you may need to look into upgrading your service before you can proceed with any installation. Other factors to consider include the age of your building and how far the charging station is from the main structure. Distance and age will increase the expense as old wiring will need to be replaced and larger distances will require more material and labour.
Always Call the Pros
Those without proper expertise and certifications should never undertake electrical installations. There is a maze of electrical code that governs all residential and commercial projects including installing an EV charging station. If you are contemplating purchasing an EV, you should call in a professional electrician for an inspection and quote.
Complete Power Systems has years of experience installing electric vehicle charging stations both in private residences and public locations. We are always excited to be part of technology that reduces our collective carbon footprint and would love to hear from you if you have questions about what it would take get your home or business ready to accommodate the upgrade.