Tesla Home Charging Installation
Tesla Home Charging Installations by Wilson Electric will guarantee that you are doing it correctly. For years, Wilson Electric has helped Whitby homeowners with a Tesla charger setup. We are licensed and insured electrical contractors based in Whitby. To learn more about our electrical services, please contact us. Our electricians in Whitby provide quick service without compromising on high standards. If you need any electrical work done, we guarantee to do it right.
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Need a Tesla Home Charging Station in Canada
In spite of the fact that sales of electric vehicles have grown in recent years, many new EV owners have questions about how to charge their vehicles. According to the Toronto Star, Tesla sold nearly 1 million vehicles in Canada in 2021, and the Model 3 was the fifth-best-selling car in the country overall. Sales of electric vehicles have increased dramatically. Across the board, automakers saw a decline in sales, while Tesla saw nearly 1 million vehicle sales in 2021. We get a lot of questions at Wilson Electric about how to charge our Teslas. As Tesla’s supercharger network continues to grow, we believe that all Tesla owners should get Tesla home charging installation. Why is it important, and how much will it cost? We’ll answer those questions
Should I Install A Tesla Home Charger Station?
Of course, there’s much more to it than that, but the short answer is ‘yes.’ After all, we know the Tesla wall charger+installation fees can be costly (we’ll get to fees in a moment).
Having a Level 2 home charger for your Tesla makes owning an electric car more convenient. Level 1 chargers can only add up to 17 kilometers of driving range per hour, depending on the Tesla model, and the number can be considerably lower in cold weather.
While this amount of charge may be adequate for those who drive little daily, it will be too limiting for many. A Level 2 Tesla home charger can charge much faster, adding 48-70 kilometers of range per hour of charging.
How much does Tesla Home Charger Installation Cost?
The Tesla Gen 3 wall connector’s initial price is roughly $700 CAD. However, there are two answers to the cost question. This figure doesn’t include the cost of installation. Those who want to install a Tesla home charger, they’ll also have to pay an installation cost, which might be higher or lower depending on the electrical panel’s capacities. Most homes currently have 200-amp service panels, which should make Tesla charger setup easy. An electrician will be required to upgrade the electrical service to at least 200 amps if the panel is still 100 amps. A demand charge controller or a more comprehensive panel upgrade is required for those with 200-amp service panels and suites.
Wilson Electric - EV Charger Installation Services
At Wilson Electric, we’ve been installing home EV chargers for years. Whether you have a Tesla Home Charging Installation or another model, we always try to remain up to date on the newest equipment that comes out. We’ve already installed Tesla’s most recent household charger, the Gen 3 Wall Connector, and we’re ready to assist you with the newest charging technology. We see the significance of encouraging electric car use, both for its incredible cost savings and for preserving the environment. When you buy a Tesla, you certainly don’t want to experience any issues with getting your house charger switched on. So contact Wilson Electric for all of your EV charging needs!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I install an EV charger at home?
Yes, you can install an EV charger at home. You will need to have a dedicated circuit installed for the charger, and you will need to purchase a charger that is compatible with your vehicle.
Please consult with a qualified electrician to ensure that your home's electrical system can safely support an EV charger.
How much does it cost to install an EV charger at home?
The cost of installing an EV charger at home can vary depending on a few factors, such as the type of charger, the electrical system in your home, and the installation process.
Generally, Level 2 EV chargers (which are the most common and can charge an electric vehicle up to six times faster than a Level 1 charger) cost between $500 and $1,500, with the majority of chargers falling somewhere in the middle of that range.
Some factors that can affect the cost of a Level 2 charger include the brand, the features, and whether or not it comes with a warranty.
If you need to have an electrician install the charger, that will add to the overall cost.
Where is the best place to install an EV charger?
There is no single answer to this question as the best place to install an EV charger will vary depending on a number of factors, such as the specific needs of the EV owner, the type and location of the charger, and the local regulations and restrictions.
However, some general tips on where to install an EV charger include:
- In a garage or carport: This is often the most convenient location for charger installation, as it allows easy access to the charger and protected parking for the EV.
- On an exterior wall: This can be a good option if there is no suitable location inside the home, and it can also help to deter thieves.
- Near an existing power outlet: This can minimize the need for costly electrical work, and it also makes it easy to plug in the charger when needed.
Can you charge a car from a normal socket?
Yes, you can charge a car from a normal socket. However, the charging time will be much slower than if you were to use a dedicated charger.
A dedicated charger will provide a higher voltage and amperage, which will result in a faster charge.
What do I need in my garage to charge an electric car?
In order to charge an electric car, you will need a few things:
-A charge point or EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment) - this can be either a dedicated unit installed in your garage or a portable one that you can plug into a standard outlet.
-A cable to connect the charge point/EVSE to your car. Most electric cars come with a cable that can be used for this purpose, but you may need to purchase a separate one if yours does not.
-An adapter, if your car uses a different type of connector than the charge point/EVSE.
Once you have all of these things, you can simply plug in your car and let it charge. The amount of time it will take to charge will vary depending on the size of the battery and the speed of the charger, but it typically takes several hours to fully charge an electric car.
What size breaker do you need for electric car charger?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the size of breaker you'll need for an electric car charger will depend on a number of factors, including the voltage and amperage of the charger, the length of the charging cable, and the type of vehicle being charged.
However, as a general rule of thumb, you'll need a breaker that can handle at least 30 amps for a standard Level 2 charger, and up to 50 amps for a faster Level 3 charger.