Peak EV Solutions is the only company in Colorado that is 100% focused on electric vehicle charger installation, replacement, and maintenance. We service all of the greater Denver area and front range.

Electric Car Charger Installation

If you own an electric vehicle (EV), having a reliable and convenient way to charge it is essential. A level 2 electric car charger installation at your home or business can make it much easier to charge your EV, and can also save you money in the long run by reducing your reliance on public charging. In making this decision, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind.

Hardwire or NEMA 14-50

Hardwiring an EV charger can provide a faster and more reliable charging experience. Installing a NEMA 14-50 outlet allows for you to easily remove and bring your charger on the go. The chargers for each type of installation are completely different so it’s important to understand what type you already have or ensure that you purchase the correct type. Review our full Hardwire vs. NEMA 14-50 Plug guide to determine what is best for you.

Selecting a charger

Residential EV chargers can be compared by looking at their cord length, WiFi connectivity, plug type, power output, warranty, and cost. Previously, we wrote about The 7 Best Residential EV Chargers which covers all of these topics.

All of these chargers are level 2 chargers that will allow you to charge your vehicle in approximately four to eight hours, depending on the size of the battery and the charging rate of the EV.

Utility incentives

Many utility companies offer incentives for electric car charger installation, such as rebates or discounts on the cost of the charger. These incentives can significantly reduce the cost of installing an EV charger and make it more affordable for drivers. It is worth checking with your local utility company to see if they offer any incentives for EV charger installation. If you have Xcel Energy as your utility provider here in Colorado you can check out their rebate program to learn how much you may qualify for.

In addition to utility incentives, there may also be state or federal incentives available for EV charger installation. These incentives can vary depending on where you live, so it’s worth checking with your local government or a transportation advocacy group to see what incentives may be available in your area.

Finding an electrician

Once you have selected an EV charger, the next step is to find an electrician to install it. It’s important to choose an electrician who has experience installing EV chargers and who is familiar with the local building codes and regulations such as Peak EV Solutions. Here at Peak, our certified master electrician has 18 years of commercial and residential electrical experience including plenty of experience with electric car charger installation.

A good electrician will be able to help you choose the best location for your EV charger and ensure that it is installed safely and correctly. They will also be able to help you with any necessary permits or approvals.

Choosing a location for the charger

When choosing a location for your EV charger, there are a few things to consider. It’s a good idea to choose a location that is easily accessible and visible within your garage so that you can easily plug in and unplug your EV as well as maneuver within your garage. Another consideration is the proximity and accessibility to your vehicles that are not parked inside your garage.

Cost

The cost of a level 2 electric car charger installation for a homeowner can vary depending on a number of factors, including the specific charger, the complexity of the installation, and any applicable incentives or rebates. In general, you can expect to pay between $750 and $1,250 for a basic Level 2 charger installation. This cost includes the cost of the charger itself, as well as the cost of labor and any necessary materials or supplies. For more complex situations, where perhaps your electrical panel is a long distance from where you’d like to charge your vehicle you can expect to pay more.

Contact Peak EV Solutions today at 720-828-3225 or info@PeakEVS.com or schedule a no-obligation call here to learn more about the costs of your specific electric car charger installation project.

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