What is an EV Charger?
An EV Charger, (electric vehicle supply equipment) is a device that supplies electric energy for the recharging of an electric vehicle, plug-in electric vehicle or hybrid vehicles. EV chargers also go by electric vehicle charging station, EV charging station, electric recharging point, charging point or charge point. If you have recently purchased an electric vehicle or plug in hybrid vehicle you might be on the market for an EV charger, as they provide a faster charge than the default charger you are given when you purchase an electric vehicle.
How Much Does an EV Charger Install Cost?
Chamberlin Power can install an ev car charger for you. Our electricians are certified and trained for installing different types of ev chargers. If you need permits from the city we can help. Below is the typical cost for installing an EV Charger.
Southern California Edison Rebates
SCE offers two different rebates for electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid vehicle owners. One is for installing a Level 2 charger in your home or business the other is just for owning or leasing a used or new electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid. Click the link below to learn more.
Learn more about EV Rebates
Apartment, Condo or Townhouse Installations
Installing a level 2 charger for an apartment, condo or townhouse can get a little complicated depending on a number of things. You can read more about that here.
EV Charger Install Price Range
The price range depends on a couple of factors, where will you park your car in relation to the charger and how far away the charger will be from your main electrical panel. The average ev charger install price is $400-$700. Not including the cost of a city permit.
- Low EV Charger Installation Cost: $400
- High EV Charger Installation Cost: $1800
What is the Best EV Charger?
If you are not sure which charger would be the best for you call us today at 562-386-3557, or contact us. We can help find the best evse charger that will work for you, based upon how often you plan to use your car and what your commute is.
EV Charging Level 1, Level 2, DC Charging
There are three types of charging for electric or plug in hybrid vehicles. Level 1, the slowest level of charging. Level 2 faster than level 1 but requires an EVSE Unit. DC Charging, which is super fast, and super expensive.
level 1 Charging
All electric vehicles and hybrid cars come with a standard charging cable that plugs into a regular 120-volt home electrical outlet. This cable incorporates various safety features and is more than an ordinary extension cord. This type of charging is known as level 1 charging. Level 1 charging takes forever, you will have to wait 18-24 plus hours for a full charge. If you are a commuter or someone who uses their electric vehicle regularly then level 1 charging is not for you. You will need to Upgrade to a level 2 EVSE charger or a DC Charger.
Level 2 Charging
Level 2 charging is next level up from plugging your electric vehicle into an ordinary 120-volt outlet. Level 2 supplies 240v power or the equivalent of power that your electric oven or dryer uses. The charge usually comes through a box that is connected to an electrical panel. That box is an EV Charger. You can get various EV chargers that charge at various ranges all the way up to 19.2 kilowatts (kW). Due to the varying levels of KW that EV chargers full charge time can vary however it is much faster than having level 1 charger.Average full recharge time is as little as 3 hours to 8 hours. If you purchase a Level 2 charger, you will need a licensed los angeles or long beach electrician to install the EV charger for you. Depending on where you live you also might have to purchase a permit from the city.
DC charging is the fastest way to charge your electric or plug in hybrid vehicle. Blink DC Charging Stations can charge at a rate of up to 40 miles for every ten minutes while plugged in. However these chargers are super expensive up to 100,000 and the power it takes to run them is way more than a residential house. If you own a commercial or industrial property or business you might consider installing a DC charger to increase the value of your property.