By 2040, more than half of new-car sales and a third of the global fleet — roughly 559 million vehicles — will be electric, Bloomberg reports. Several companies are competing to install chargers throughout the world by then, and even oil companies like BP and Shell are investing in charging networks. The cost of electric vehicle charging station equipment has decreased in recent years and the cost of installation should decrease as installations become more common for electricians. The cost of an EV charging station can vary significantly based on the requirements and current electrical infrastructure, but averages ~$1,000 all-in for a Level 2 home charger.
The long-anticipated revolution in the auto industry is finally underway. The new EVs (Electric Vehicles) are already cruising along in Ontario. Once you drive your new electric car home from the dealership, the issue becomes one of recharging the battery. Although there will eventually be a widespread infrastructure of charging stations, nearly all Electric Vehicle owners will want the option to recharge at home.
If you are looking for an Electric Vehicle Charging Station, we supply and install a full line of charging stations to fit every home and business need. Not only do we install the actual charger, but we can also do all of the necessary panel upgrades, wiring, and permitting. You spent enough money on your valuable EV. Don’t overspend on the installation of your charger. With over 8 years’ experience in the electrical field, we guarantee a fast, reliable, and affordable experience from A to EV!
Purchase and Lease Incentive!
Excellent news for electric vehicle drivers in Canada! Effective May 1, 2019, all Canadians now qualify for an EV incentive of up to $5,000 off the purchase or lease of a fully electric or plug-in hybrid electric car. This is Canada’s very first national EV incentive! For more details about the Federal ZEV Incentive program, connect with Next Step Electric site.
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When installed by a certified installer like Next Step Electric, these charging stations are reliable, safe, and easy to use. In addition to the convenience of choosing when to charge, they will reduce your battery charging time to about 4 hours, and will allow you to drive more gas-free and emission-free kilometers.
Although you can plug the cable into a standard electrical outlet, the recharging time is slow, averaging in at around 10 hours. However, the charge time will be significantly reduced by having our electrician install 240-volt Charging Station in your garage or carport. It can be installed either indoors or outdoors.
Level 1 vs. Level 2 charging
The two most common types of residential electric vehicle–charging stations on the market are Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations. (Level 3 exists, but is not typically used in personal homes at this point.) Level 1 charging typically comes with your vehicle and is less powerful than a Level 2 charging station, which is purchased separately. The more powerful a charging station is, the quicker you can recover range. The Level 1 charging station can recover 4 to 5 miles of range per hour. For a longer-range, all-electric vehicle, Level 1 charge can be impractical. A Nissan Leaf, for example, would need to be charged for 16 hours before you recovered the car’s full range.
Level 2 chargers, on the other hand, recover 25 to 30 miles of range per hour. That allows you to fully charge most electric vehicles in four hours. Level 2 charging stations can help you charge your vehicle quickly, so you’ll be able to fully charge it while you sleep, enjoy a meal, or take care of chores in your home. Our residential EV charging stations will be efficient and convenient, and we’ll make sure that you’re totally satisfied with the results. We’ll work with you directly to choose the perfect brand and model of EV charger for your home and vehicle, then we’ll take care of every aspect of the job.