Residential Electric Vehicle Charger Installation in GTA
Electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids are a great way to reduce the cost of everyday driving while minimizing your impact on the environment, especially for those with shorter commutes. And while it is possible to use a standard outlet to charge your vehicle at home, a dedicated electric vehicle charger can make the process much faster and allow you to avoid using public chargers as much as possible.
At ALTA EV, we are pleased to offer our customers in the Great Toronto area the convenience of a full-power, Level 2 charger right at home. Our experienced, licensed electricians will install the circuit and equipment required to charge your vehicle in a fraction of the time it takes with a standard outlet. We offer electric vehicle charger installation throughout the GTA area, and with our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can be sure the job is done perfectly the first time.
The Benefits of Installing an EV Charger
Although the costs to drive an electric vehicle are quite low compared to buying fuel for a conventional vehicle, it takes significant time to recharge the batteries after a trip. Most vehicles come with a Level 1 charger, which can plug into a standard 120-volt outlet but needs as long as 18 hours to charge a vehicle fully, depending on the battery capacity. A dedicated Level 2 charger uses a 240-volt circuit and can deliver more power to your vehicle in less time. The benefits of installing a dedicated electric vehicle charger include:
Reducing charge time from as high as 18 hours to as little as three hours
Allowing your vehicle to charge fully overnight as you sleep
Reducing your dependence on public charging stations
Enabling you to take advantage of off-peak electricity rates, if available in your area
A Level 2 charger can make owning and driving an electric vehicle more enjoyable and convenient. At ALTA EV, we can provide a full electric vehicle charger installation for your garage, carport, or even outside near your driveway. Our experts can suggest the best charger for the job, whether you need a high-current charger, a plug-in model that can be relocated if you move, or a weather-tight, NEMA 4X-rated model for outdoor use.
We offer charging station installation for various electric car brands such as Tesla, BMW, Leaf, Bolt, and more.
In-Home Electric Vehicle Charger Installations in Great Toronto Area
Installing an electric vehicle charger requires a dedicated 240-volt circuit, and to accept high-power chargers, circuit, which should be rated at 50 amps to accept high-power chargers. At Aaron’s Electrical Service, our experts can perform all the wiring necessary for a complete electric vehicle charger installation. Our process includes:
Adding a 240-volt breaker
Installing the 240-volt wiring
Installing a NEMA-50 socket for plug-in chargers
Mounting the charger and connecting the wiring
It is best to choose a charger that has at least a 16- to a 25-foot cord, allowing you to reach your vehicle in any parking position.