Electric vehicles offer incredible savings and freedom compared to their gas-powered counterparts. A home EV charger installed by TCA can help you get more out of your EV ownership experience—all for about the price of a smartphone.
To encourage a faster switch from gas-powered to electric vehicles, there are frequent tax deductions, benefits, and rebates offered for EV ownership and related expenses. The BC Hydro EV charger rebate program has been approved for further funding in 2023/24 and applications are still open!
This BC Hydro program offers homeowners rebates of up to $350 for 50% of the cost to purchase and install a home EV charger. Costs eligible for this rebate include the purchase cost of the EV charger, labour costs for installation by a licensed electrical contractor, and any necessary permitting costs.
To receive the rebate, an application must be submitted within 90 days of purchasing and installing an eligible EV charger. Get in touch with TCA Electric today, and we’ll help you choose the right charger for your needs and complete your rebate application!
Electric vehicles offer many unique advantages over their gas-powered counterparts. And when you add a home EV charger, you gain a host of additional benefits that you can start enjoying immediately!
With a home EV charger, you can charge your vehicle each night without worry. Home EV chargers can also be installed in whatever location is most convenient for you—in your garage, outside your home, or anywhere else!
Electric vehicles mean you can avoid the gas pump, but without a home EV charger you’re still at the mercy of potentially inconvenient (or crowded) charging options. With a home charger, you’ll never wait in line to charge in the most convenient place possible.
Third-party charging stations add extra costs to your charging experience. When you charge from home, the only cost is on your electric bill, enabling you to save even more money compared to gas-powered vehicles.
Every electrical panel is different, and some homes may not have enough power to support a new Level 2 EV charger. While a service upgrade is generally a wise move in this case, there are alternative options to better fit your budget!
A load management unit will measure the amount of power being used by your home and prevent overloads by only allowing your vehicle to charge during times of day with less usage. Meanwhile, a load miser can be installed that will switch power between your EV charger and another high-power device or appliance, such as a dryer or electric oven. No matter your budget or situation, the EV charging experts at TCA can help find the right EV charging solution for you!
When you call on TCA Electric for your home EV charger installation, you get a team of true EV charging experts. The TCA team has worked with many different EV chargers, which means you’ll have a host of options to choose from! For Tesla owners, the Gen 3 wall connector is a great choice, while owners of EVs from other manufacturers will love the flexibility of charging options from FLO. We also install charging solutions from SWTCH and Grizzl-E!
While Tesla remains the most popular manufacturer in the electric vehicle industry, there are many excellent EV options out there from makers like Ford, Nissan, Chevrolet, and more. So at TCA, we offer EV charger installation options to suit all of these great options! Our EV charging experts offer professional installation of both Tesla wall chargers, the ideal charging solution for any Tesla owner, and FLO EV chargers, which offer unmatched compatibility with a long list of electric vehicle models.
“It was a tremendous savings so we went from $600-$700 (in gas) to about $75 additional on our electric bill…
We chose to work with TCA Electric because we felt there was a high level of professionalism and their rates were very competitive.
What impressed me most about working with TCA Electric was first and foremost, getting educated on how to use the EV charger and which one was best for us…”
A Level 1 charger is the same as a typical 15-amp, 120-volt outlet you would find on the wall in your home. This can take up to 12-20 hours to fully charge an EV battery. A Level 2 charger operates at up to twice the voltage at 240 volts. It can come in a range of amperage settings depending on the charger, from a rating of 20 amps up to 100 amps. The charging times of a Level 2 charger can vary from 6-14 hours.
Yes, in some chargers there is an adjustable control, which can only be accessed by opening the unit by a licensed electrician.
Not always! There are a few workarounds in the event that your home doesn’t have enough power. For example, electrical equipment can be installed to divert power from large household appliances that are not in use at the time of charging.
No, unless you want to monitor the amount of power you are consuming or you’d like to control the charger remotely.
Yes, most EV charger manufacturers provide full 24-hour support.