Check out our Frequently Asked Questions – EV Charger Installation article to learn about Peak EV Solutions installation services, project timelines, and more!
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.
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.
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. Check out our rebates and incentives page to learn more.
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.
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 we have multiple charging stations at our home?
Yes, it is possible to have multiple electric vehicle charging stations at your home. Depending on the amount of space you have available and the type of vehicles you have, you may need to install several different types of chargers to meet the needs of all your vehicles. Our Peak Certified Installers will review the charger(s) load along with the existing panel and capacity when providing recommendations and estimates.
Can you come to my home and tell me everything that I need?
Yes, if required to do so, our Peak Certified Installers will visit your home. However, many times our installers can accomplish everything that they require for estimating purposes by having a few quick conversations over the phone, sharing photographs, and a few simple measurements. Utilizing technology and gathering basic info from the homeowner will allow our installers to quickly turn around a quote and get your charger installed as soon as possible. This allows our network to provide you with free quotes and install your EV charger at competitive prices.
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.
Can I install an EV charger if I live in a condominium or apartment?
It is possible to install an EV charger in a condominium or apartment, depending on the rules and regulations of the building. You will most likely need to get permission from your landlord or building owner before proceeding. There may be grants and incentives available in your area to offset the costs so be sure to check out our Rebates page or reach out directly to us.
Do I need any special permits or approvals to install an EV charger at home?
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.
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