With EVs on the rise, having a reliable charging solution is an important consideration for most drivers. Having the ability to charge your EV at home offers comfort and convenience. Waking up to a fully charged EV every day is a perk that public chargers just can’t offer. It’s also much cheaper to charge your EV at home. That’s why so many EV drivers opt to purchase a home charging option with their new vehicle.
So how much do you need to spend to install an EV charger for your home? It heavily depends on the type of charger you plan to buy and other factors.
Level 1 chargers are the cheapest option and will typically already come included with your EV. However, these chargers can be slow and aren’t always the best option if you need a quick charge. There are also faster level 2 chargers that can either be plugged in or hard-wired.
Installing an EV charger might come with some necessary upgrades to your electrical panel. That’s why it’s always important to make sure to check if your panel can support the addition of an EV charger. If you have a plug-in charger, you’ll need to ensure you have a 240V outlet available. If you’re hiring an electrician to complete the installation and upgrades, that will also increase the cost.
Depending on your situation and location, a permit may be necessary to install an EV charger. Make sure you check with your local regulations beforehand.
How Much Will Installing a Level 2 Charger Cost?
The total cost of installing an EV charger can average anywhere between $1000 to $3000. Plug-in chargers can save you significantly, especially if you already have the necessary outlet. The cost to install a 240V outlet can be between $250 to $800.
Which EV Charger Should You Buy?
There are lots of EV chargers on the market, so it can be hard to decide which one to buy. We offer our own EV charging solution through our sub-brand, Pion Power. Our portable Flex-AC EV charger offers level 1 and level 2 charging without any hard-wired installation.
The standard 32A model costs $439.00
The standard 40A model costs $529.00
Flex-AC comes with a helpful app that allows you to monitor and schedule your charging sessions.
Pair Your EV With Solar
Solar panels and EVs go hand in hand. What better way to offset your increased power consumption than with a renewable power source? By generating your own energy, you can save significantly on your power bills and help the environment in the process.