As electric cars become much more affordable in recent years there has been a significant increase in the need for residential charging stations. While most electric cars come with a 120-volt charging cable that can be used with a household socket, it can take over several hours to charge in this capacity. A battery-electric car with a 240-volt Level 2 charging station can be charged as much as four times faster. Electric cars actually have “chargers” built-in, meaning the proper technical term for a charging station is Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (or EVSE). For an electric car charger designated for home use, an EVSE would be needed. Interstate Electric has the knowledge and experience necessary to help choose the most ideal charging option for your car and assist with the installation and service of the new EVSE.

Our highly trained electricians can install an EVSE outlet without the actual charging station, otherwise known as “plugged in”. This allows for the homeowner to install the charging station on their own and give them freedom to easily replace a defective charger and options to potentially upgrade to a more powerful unit. It also offers more versatility as the owner can temporarily remove the station for certain scenarios. A “hardwired” installation however involves a fixed charging station that requires a licensed electrician to have it moved or replaced. There are pros and cons for both installation options and one of our trained electricians can consult with you in helping you decide which best suits your needs.

We can help with:
  • Choosing the proper charging station for your needs.
  • Deciding between “plugging in” vs. “hardwiring.”
  • Installation – including putting in a new dedicated circuit.
  • Service – including repairs and upgrades.
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