Peak EV Solutions has recently expanded our operations to Austin, Texas, and the surrounding areas! Here are some helpful questions and answers to help you with your Austin EV charger installation.

General

Where does Peak EV Solutions install chargers?

At Peak EVS, we provide EV charger installation services in the greater Austin area including but not limited to Austin, Buda, Bastrop, Bertram, Burnet, Cedar Park, Dripping Springs, Elgin, Georgetown, Hutto, Jarrell, Kyle, Leander, Liberty Hill, Lockhart, Manor, Marble Falls, Pflugerville, Round Rock, San Marcos, Taylor, and Wimberley. Keep an eye out as we look to expand our offerings to other cities and states!

Installation

What makes and models do you install EV chargers for?

You name it, our network of Peak Certified Installers can do it. Installation is largely independent of the vehicle so we can help you no matter what vehicle you drive. We have served customers that drive vehicles such as Audi e-tron, BMW i3, BMW iX3, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevrolet Volt (Plug-in hybrid), Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford F-150 Lightning, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Hyundai Kona Electric, Jaguar I-PACE, Kia Niro EV, Lucid Air, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Mini Cooper SE, Nissan LEAF, Polestar 2, Porsche Taycan, Rivian R1T, Rivian R1S, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model Y, and Volkswagen ID.4.

What types of chargers does Peak EV Solutions install?

Our network of Peak Certified Installers have installed all types of electric vehicle (EV) chargers including AeroVironment TurboCord, AmazingE EVSE, ChargePoint Home Flex, ClipperCreek HCS-40, Enel X JuiceBox Pro 40, EVoCharge EVSE, JuiceNet, Emporia, Leviton Evr-Green e30, Rivian Wall Charger, Schneider Electric EVLink, Siemens VersiCharge, and Tesla Wall Connector.

How long does it take to install an EV charger?

Austin EV charger installation time depends on several factors, but our network of Peak Certified Installers will communicate and work with your needs. Depending on the complexity of the installation, the amount of time required to install the charger once our installers are onsite can vary from a few hours to a full day. Typically, jobs take less than 5 hours. 

Do I need any special permits or approvals for my Austin EV charger installation?

As a general rule of thumb, your local municipality will require an electrical permit and an inspection after the completion of your home EV charging station installation. Our Peak Certified Installers are required to always apply for and receive permits prior to commencing installation so you don’t have to.

What type of electrical outlet do I need for the EV charger?

The type of electrical outlet you need for a home EV charger depends on the type of charger you are using. Level 1 chargers usually use a standard 120V outlet, while Level 2 chargers require a dedicated 240V outlet such as a NEMA 14 50 which is the same as or similar to what you would plug your dryer into. Peak EV Solutions’ network of Certified Installers specialize in installing residential Level 2 chargers.

What is the difference between a hardwired charger and a NEMA 14-50 receptacle?

There are typically two options for adding a Level 2 charger to your home, hardwired and a NEMA 14-50 plug. Our Chargers page covers the topic but if you are unsure you can always reach out to us directly with questions.

Can I install the charger myself?

It is never recommended that anyone other than a professional electrician install an EV charger. Hiring a professional through Peak EV Solutions to install your electric vehicle charger is a smart decision for several reasons. Our network of Peak Certified Installers have the knowledge and experience to ensure the job is done correctly, safely, and efficiently. We will also provide you with advice on the best type of charger to suit your needs and handle any unexpected issues that may arise during the installation. We will also ensure that you receive all available rebates and incentives. Professional installation also eliminates any potential safety risks, such as improper wiring or inadequate grounding.

Can my EV charger be mounted outside?

Most chargers are designed to withstand outdoor conditions but we recommend that you review the manufacturer’s charger specifications. We also provide a brief overview of Indoor/Outdoor Certification on our website.

Will my electrical panel need to be upgraded to accommodate an EV charger?

It depends on the size of the EV charger and the capacity of the existing electrical panel. Our Peak Certified Installers will review the charger load along with the existing panel and capacity when providing recommendations and estimates. Depending on the city and county that you reside in, there may be rebates available to cover a portion of the costs. Our team of experts will ensure that you receive all available rebates and incentives.

How do I know if my existing electrical panel will handle the new charger?

Our Peak Certified Installers will review the charger load along with the existing panel and capacity when providing our recommendations and estimates. Contact us today to learn more.

Cost

How much does an Austin EV charger installation cost?

The cost of installing a level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charger at home can vary significantly, depending on factors such as the make and model of the charger, the type of installation required (hardwired vs. NEMA 14-50), and any additional components or accessories needed. Generally, EV charger installation costs can range from $500 to $2,000, with the biggest expense being an upgrade to your existing electrical panel, if necessary.

How much does it cost for a panel upgrade for an EV charger installation?

The cost of a panel upgrade depends on the type of panel you need, the size of the panel, and the complexity of the upgrade. Generally, a simple panel upgrade can average $3,500, while a more complicated upgrade can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 or more. However, there may be rebates and incentives available to help offset these costs.

How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle (EV) charger at home?

Charging your electric vehicle (EV) at home typically costs between $0.20 and $0.25 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), but this can vary depending on your electricity provider and plan. Meanwhile, public charging rates for EVs vary based on the type of charger, location, and electricity rate, with costs generally ranging between $0.50 and $1.00 per kWh.

What incentives and rebates are available for Austin EV charger installation projects?

There are many rebates and incentives available through Federal, State, Local, and Utility programs. Find valuable information on our Rebates page about level 2 electric vehicle (EV) chargers. Also, it’s important to keep in mind that some programs require chargers to be UL and/or Energy Star certified. Rebates and incentives for EV chargers are constantly changing, so if you’re uncertain, don’t hesitate to contact Peak EV Solutions. We’ll help ensure that you take advantage of all available savings.

Can I stack rebates and incentives for my Austin EV charger installation project?

It depends on your location but many times you can combine multiple rebates and incentives for EV charger installation, if eligible, but be sure to review the terms and conditions of each program. For more information, check out our Rebates page.

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