Cost to Install a Level 2 Home EV Charger

The cost to install a level 2 home EV charger varies depending on a number of factors, including the type of charger, electrical panel capacity, the location of the charger, and the cost of labor in your area. Historically, at Peak EV Solutions our average project total is about $1,900 before rebates and incentives are applied. To receive your free quote, contact us today!

Charger

If you don’t already have one, selecting and buying a charger is a big part of the cost to install a level 2 home EV charger. When selecting a charger, you’ll want to consider connectivity, cable length, connector type, hardwire vs NEMA 14-50, power output, certification, and warranty. We break all of this down on our Chargers page. 

Types of Level 2 EV Chargers

There are two main types of level 2 EV chargers: hardwired and plug-in. Hardwired chargers are permanently connected to your home’s electrical system, while plug-in chargers are connected to a 240-volt outlet. To learn the full difference between the two, check out our “Hardwire Vs Plug-In EV Charger” post. Opting for a NEMA 14-50 plug can affect the hardwire price by about $200 – $500 because of the cost of the GFCI and plug, but typically these savings will be made up for in the cost of the charger.

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Electrical Panel Upgrade

An electrical panel upgrade can significantly affect the cost to install a level 2 home EV charger. This is because EV chargers require a dedicated circuit, which can put a strain on an older electrical panel. If your home’s electrical panel is not up to code, you may need to upgrade it before you can install an EV charger. The cost of an electrical panel upgrade can vary depending on the size of your home and the type of panel you need but is typically between $2,000 and $5,000. However, some utilities and local/state governments provide rebates and incentives that cover all or part of the cost of a panel upgrade. To see if you are eligible, check out our Rebates and Incentives page.

Cost to Install a Level 2 Home EV Charger 

Location of the Charger

The location of the charger is one of the biggest factors that affects the cost to install a level 2 home EV charger. Chargers that are located in easily accessible areas, such as a garage or driveway, are typically less expensive to install than chargers that are located in hard-to-reach areas, such as a basement or attic.

Cost of Labor

The cost of labor in your area can also affect the cost of installation. The average cost of labor for EV charger installation is $100 to $200 per hour.

Total Cost to Install a Level 2 Home EV Charger

The total cost of installing a level 2 home EV charger can range from $500 to $2,000 without a panel upgrade and before rebates and incentives are applied. The exact cost will depend on the factors mentioned above.

How to Get Started

If you are interested in taking the next step in having your level 2 home EV charger installed, please contact us today. We will assess your needs and connect you with one of our certified EV installers who will provide you with a free no-obligation quote. 

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