EV Charger Installation
EV Charger Installation in Vancouver by Professional Electricians
Are you the new owner of an electric vehicle?
Are you tired of waiting for 20–24 hrs to have your electric vehicle fully charged at home?
Do you want to install a faster EV charge? Do you want the convenience of a high-speed EV charging station at home? Would you like to add resale value to your home?
Having a Level 2 240V Electrical car charging station at home is ideal because most EV owners do most of their charging at home. For example, charging your EV car using a standard 120-volt outlet–on a dedicated circuit with no other loads won’t work for anyone who drives long distances frequently and doesn’t have the time or opportunity to recharge their car during the day.
Upgrading to a Level 2 EV charging station is really a necessity, particularly if you don’t want to rely on public EV charging stations in your workplace or nearby your home.
The EV charging station can be installed outside the house or inside of your garage.
Completely Charged and Ready to Go
Level 2 EV charging station charges up to 5 times faster than a Level 1 station plugged into a regular 110v plug. Having a Level 2 EV charging station at home is like having your own gas station right at your house.
Highly Skilled EV Electricians
When you choose WireChief Electric your Electric Vehicle Charger Installation, you’re choosing superior workmanship and high-quality materials. All our installations are done up-to-code.
We answer calls, respond quickly to emails, and are happy to answer your questions. We work efficiently and book your appointment as soon as possible.
Trustworthy & Friendly
Trustworthy in your house and around your loved ones. We are easy to work with & treat your home and you with the respect you deserve.
Competitive Prices with No Surprises
We prepare a fixed price quote for you with no hidden charges. We speak clearly about prices and time of completion and keep you informed during the job.
EV Charger Installation Includes:
Professional installation by knowledgeable electricians.
Electrical consultation to verify if an electrical system upgrade is needed.
Ensure the location for the EV charger installation allows the charging cord to reach the EV car charging port while still providing slack.
The Prompt & Friendly Service you deserve.
Quality Workmanship backed with a Lifetime Labour Warranty.
All EV Charger installation is done in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications, electrical code, and city permit requirements.
Our professional electricians can help you to install a new, dedicated, non-GFCI two-pole circuit breaker for your electric car charging station at home.
We can also help you if you choose to charge your vehicle with the provided adapter and need a dedicated circuit for your 110v plug.
Vancouver EV charger installation Services, also called EV Charging Station, Electrical vehicle charging station, Charging Point, and EVSE.
What is an EV Charge Station?
An electric vehicle (EV) charging station, also known EV charge point, EV charging point, or EVSE is piece of equipment that connects an electric vehicle (EV) to a source of power to recharge electrical cars or plug-in hybrids
Do I need a permit to install an EV charger in Metro Vancouver?
Yes, a licensed electrician should perform the installation and arrange the appropriate permits and electrical inspection with your city or Technical Safety BC, and make sure the installation is done to code.
Is there any BC Charging station rebate available?
BC charger rebates are available for BC homes – detached homes, also duplexes and townhomes with personal garages or reserved parking in B.C. Clients may qualify for rebates of up to 50% of the charger costs and installation costs of a qualified, new, Level 2 charger.
Types of EV Home Charging Station
There are two types of home charging: level 1 and level 2 charging options.
Level 1: all EV vehicles come with a cord that allows you to charge your electric vehicle using a standard 120V (15-20 Amps) outlet. The outlet must be a three-pronged socket that has a dedicated circuit. This indicates that the circuit is only utilized to charge the electric vehicle and no other appliances.
If a dedicated receptacle is already present, you can use it if you want to. If there are none available, a new dedicated circuit and socket will need to be installed. This is slower option, typically you can drive 8kms with an hour of charge.
Level 2: this type of EV chargers is sold independently from the electric car, they require a 240V 30 Amps outlet. This is a faster option, around 3 to 7 times faster depending on the vehicle and charger model. Usually, you can drive 30 km with an hour of charge. This is the most popular option; most EV vehicle owners install a Level 2 charging station at home.
Do I need to upgrade my electrical service to install an EV Charger?
An EV electrician should check your electrical panel and verify what your existing electrical load is. Depending on what type of charger you decide to use and the number of electrical appliances in your home, some owners may need to upgrade the electrical service to 200 Amp or 400 Amp.
Does my electrical panel have the space for a new circuit for the EV charger?
A dedicated circuit in the panel is necessary for an EV charger. An electrician can help you to check your electrical panel. If you don’t have enough space in your current panel you may need to have a sub-panel installed.
How much does it cost to install an EV charging station?
EVSE Installation costs in Vancouver can vary depending on the site conditions. For instance, if a new dedicated circuit is needed, the distance from the electrical room to the garage or parking spot, if an upgrade to the electrical panel is needed.