Everything You Need to Know About Home EV Charging Stations

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EV Charging Station Installation in Austin, TX

Making the decision to install an electric vehicle charging station on your property is your first step toward an improved electric vehicle ownership experience.

Some benefits of installing a Level 2 charger at your home include paying less for the energy compared to charging at public DC fast charging stations, and being able to fully charge your vehicle overnight, which is something a Level 1 charger (that your EV may have come with) simply cannot do.

Installing EV Home Charging Stations: How to have an EV Charger Installed

Simply put, installing a Level 2 home EV charger is a job for an experienced electrician. It often requires establishing a brand-new 240-volt circuit and hard-wiring it into your electrical panel. Your Fox Service Company electrician can also consult with you to help you purchase the perfect charger for your home and EV.

The Cost to Install a Level 2 Home EV Charger in Austin

Level 2 EV fast chargers typically cost $350 to $700. Installation of the charger can vary depending on the complexity of the job.

(Luckily, Austin Energy offers an EV charger rebate program that will reimburse customers for half the expense of a charger and installation, up to $1200.)

An installation is more complex if it requires hardwiring the 240-volt circuit into your electrical panel (versus simply installing a 240-volt plug or taking advantage of an existing one in the garage space).

The distance between the EV charger and the electrical panel is also a cost variable, as is the electrical panel itself if it needs to be updated to accommodate the new circuit.

Install an EV Charging Station at Your Austin Area Home

At Fox Service Company of the greater Austin metropolitan area, we’re ready to help you pick the right charger for your home, provide you with a free estimate, perform a professional installation, help you get the app running, and provide you with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Contact us today at (512) 488-1120 to schedule an appointment for electrical services in Austin, TX, and the surrounding area.