Residential electric vehicle charging stations have been available for some time, but these devices have often required service upgrades before they could be installed, incurring an additional cost.
However, for many homeowners, this is no longer the case! Homes with 200-amp electrical panels and no suites can typically handle an electric vehicle charging station without issue. Meanwhile, those with 200-amp panels and a suite have the option of adding a Demand Charge Controller, enabling homeowners to add an electric vehicle charger without pushing their home’s panel past its limits. Those with 100-amp panels may still need to upgrade their service to a 200-amp electrical panel, however.
At TCA Electric, we’ve helped green-minded homeowners throughout Vancouver to install EV chargers in their home. If you’re planning to purchase an electric vehicle, or if you want to get more out of the one you have already, talk to one of our expert electricians today!
While electric vehicles are definitely catching on among eco-conscious Vancouverites, it can still be difficult to find a convenient charging station for your car.
If you don’t have a charging station near you, you’ll be reliant on ordinary three-prong outlets, which can take as long as 8-10 hours to fully charge your vehicle’s battery.
Installing a dedicated electric vehicle charging station in your garage offers many benefits, including:
Part of the joy of owning an electric vehicle is freedom—freedom from the time and especially the money spent filling up combustion-based vehicles at the gas pump. At TCA Electric, we also want to make sure you have the most freedom possible when it comes to your electric vehicle, right down to the model you buy and the type of charger you have installed in your home.
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. We can also provide charging solutions from brands like SWTCH and Grizzl-E!
Why choose TCA Electric to install an EV charger in your home? Glad you asked! TCA has been Vancouver’s leading EV charging experts for years. Our skilled electricians have installed a wide array of EV chargers in locations ranging from single-family homes to large multi-unit housing complexes. As early adopters of this technology, TCA has always been at the forefront of helping BC’s drivers move beyond the gas pump.
Looking to upgrade your home? TCA’s charging experts are standing by! We can help you make the best EV charging decision for your needs. Contact us today for a consultation!