EV Home Charging Station Installation

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation in Grand Rapids, Allendale & Nearby

Enjoy convenience and efficiency with a home EV charger

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Trust Grand Bay Electric's team of trained technicians to provide efficient electrical wiring for your home EV charging station.

If you own an electric vehicle in West Michigan, you understand just how frustrating it can be to find a place to charge your car in public. Avoid the hassle caused by long lines and wait times with electric vehicle charging station installation by Grand Bay Electric.

By installing an EV home charger, you can avoid the long lines and wait times and charge your vehicle from the comfort of your own home. Grand Bay Electric is the West Michigan area's trusted electrical company. Our licensed and insured electricians have the expertise to safely install the electrical needed for a code-compliant electrical vehicle charging station in your garage or the exterior of your home.

Contact us at 1-616-662-0364 or online today to schedule a free estimate for home EV charging station installation. We proudly serve Michigan homeowners in Grand Rapids, Jenison, Allendale, Byron Center, Grandville, and the surrounding area.

Why install a home EV charging station?

Relying on public charging stations can be a major headache. Not only are they expensive, but they take a long time. Worse yet, they could be occupied or offline when you need to charge your vehicle — making them incredibly inconvenient for those who commute or are on a tight schedule.

Still, it's important to carefully consider the pros and cons before installing an electric vehicle charging station at home to make sure it's the right choice for you and your home.

EV home charger benefits

  • Flexibility & convenience: A home EV charging station allows you to charge your vehicle at your convenience, avoiding peak hours and optimizing your schedule.
  • Save time & money: Charging a standard-size EV at home typically costs between $2.50 and $14. A public charging station can run anywhere from $12 to $24 and your vehicle may take several hours to charge depending on the type of charger available.
  • Increased home value: Installing an EV charging station enhances the appeal and value of the property.

Level 1 vs. Level 2 Charging

Before installing an electric vehicle charging station at home, it's important to understand the different levels of charging available. Two charging levels are available to charge most electric vehicles at home: Level 1 charging and Level 2 charging. Learn the difference below.

Level 1 Charging

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We install wiring for Level 1 and Level 2 EV home charger stations in your garage or your property's exterior.

Because every electric vehicle comes standard with a 120-volt charging option, EV owners can use a standard household outlet for Level 1 charging. While a convenient option, it's not the most efficient. That's because charging an electric vehicle with a household outlet takes approximately four to five hours per driving hour charged. So charging your EV with Level 1 charging means you'll only store 35-40 hours of driving range.

Level 2 Charging

Level 2 charging requires a 240-volt outlet, similar to ovens, water heaters, central air conditioners, and other major household appliances. Although it requires installing a special outlet, Level 2 charging takes less than half the time as Level 1 charging, adding an extra 180 miles of driving range with the same 8-hour charging window. If you have a long commute or are short on time, Level 2 charging is the ideal choice for an EV home charger.

Grand Bay Electric can install the necessary electrical wiring for Level 1 and Level 2 EV home charger installation in Jenison, Grand Rapids, Allendale, and nearby. Not sure which option is the best fit for your home? Our experts will assess your home and recommend the charging level best suited to your needs and property.

FAQs About Home EV Charging Station Installation

Can I DIY a home EV charging station?

Unless you are a qualified and experienced professional, it is strongly recommended that you don't install an EV home charger yourself. Instead, it is best to leave the task to a licensed electrician with the experience and training to ensure the charger is safely and properly installed and is compliant with the required rules and regulations. In addition, exterior charging stations must be hardwired, which poses additional risks, challenges, and requirements.

How much does EV home charger installation cost?

There are many factors that determine the cost to install a home EV charging station. Some of the primary factors include:

  • The charger type
  • The desired installation location
  • The condition of the existing wiring and electrical panel
  • Whether the panel or wiring need to be replaced

Although the cost can vary, you may be eligible for federal and state rebates that could offset the expense. Other incentives and tax credits may be available from the city and utility companies.

Are there rebates or tax credits for electric vehicle charging stations?

Yes, there are rebate programs that can assist with the cost of installing an electric vehicle charging station at home.

  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers a 30% federal tax credit up to $1,000 for equipment and installation of some chargers.
  • There are also significant federal rebates for consumers who purchase a new or used electric vehicle through 2032. Those who purchase a qualified new EV can get a tax credit of up to $7,500, while qualified pre-owned EVs offer an incentive of up to $4,000.
  • Other rebates are available through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the Department of Energy, and utility companies like the Detroit-based DTE.

If you are considering installing a home EV charger and plan to utilize federal, state, or local rebates, it is essential to make sure your project meets the rebate requirements.

Do I need to supply my own EV charger?

Yes, homeowners typically supply the electric vehicle charger that is branded for their vehicle, and Grand Bay Electric installs the necessary electrical wiring.

Are permits required to install a home EV charger?

Yes, the state of Grand Bay Electric requires permits to be obtained prior to installing new or altering existing electrical equipment. As a Michigan licensed contractor, Grand Bay Electric can apply for and obtain the permits required to add wiring for EV home charger installation.

Schedule a free estimate today!

When it comes to installing a commercial or home EV charger, leave it to the pros at Grand Bay Electric. In addition or providing fast, reliable, and thorough services, you can feel confident knowing the work is being completed by experienced technicians trained in safety practices and technical expertise.

We are proud to offer free estimates for electric car charger installation in Grand Rapids, Jenison, Allendale, Grandville, Byron Center, Wyoming, Ada, Lansing, Caledonia, Comstock Park, and nearby. Call 1-616-662-0364 or contact us online to get started!

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