Now that your garage is a fueling station, you need a good "pump" and that's where EV Support comes in. Unlike a lot of electrical contractors, our owners and employees know and drive electric vehicles. This translates into more value and less hassle for you. We'll help you sort through the many EV charging station options on the market to find the one that best fits your vehicle, site, and budget so that you can plug into the future of transportation. EV Support can install and service all types of EVSE. For a quote call (206) 706-1931 or fill out our online site assessment form HERE.
In creating a quote we look at your houses main electric panel, its' capacity and location, and how far the installation is from the panel. Your requested set up whether it is inside or outside may effect the price as well. Here are a few price guidelines to start the discussion for a L2 installation...
Scenario 1- Standard Clipper Creek HCS 40 install- panel has space for 2-pole 40A breaker, #8 wire less than 10 ft from the electrical panel, car 10 ft from EVSE ($1100- $1350)
Scenario 2- Upgraded Clipper Creek HCS 40P- customer requests a plug-in unit, able to upgrade to Tesla. Install a 50A breaker and #8 wire, less than 10 ft from the electrical panel and 10 ft from EVSE, can only be installed inside of garage not rated for outdoors ($1495)
Scenario 3- LCS 20 (16A) Great for a plug-in hybrid, #10 wire located less than 10 ft from the electrical panel, car plugged in 10 ft from EVSE ($850- $1000)
Scenario 4- NEMA 14-50- RV Plug, typically for Tesla driver or customer who has future plans to add an EV, install a 50A breaker and #8 wire, less than 10 ft from the electrical panel, car plugged in 10 ft from EVSE ($450- $600)
EVSE is Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, commonly called "charging stations." Even though electric cars and trucks are much more efficient than those powered by internal combustion, they need to be re-charged quickly in order to fit with our modern lifestyle. To make this possible, today's EVs can draw large amounts of electrical current when they are recharging.
The basic job of an EVSE is to supply the charger with the amount of current and voltage required. The actual battery charging equipment is located in the vehicle and is designed specifically for the type and size of battery the vehicle uses. There are also some 'side jobs' that are handled by a modern EVSE: controlling the timing and duration of charging, and communicating with outside networks such as your smart phone, or your car, or fleet management or revenue systems.
There are three basic types of EVSE based on their voltage and capacity: