An electric charger hung and attached to the outside wall of a private home. Jerusalem, Israel. March 28, 2021
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Installing An EV Charging Station At Home May Cost More Than You Think
The cost of installing a home charging station is not as affordable as one may believe, and many EV owners are surprised to learn there are a number of things they need to spend money on like equipment and materials. Here are some things consumers need to know, including the different types of charging solutions and their price tags.
EV owners typically use one of two different charging stations. Level 1 stations are the most affordable, with a connector that can go into any 110v outlet, but are very slow and may take up to 24 hours to fully recharge the battery, while Level 2 stations typically cost around $800 to $2,000, plug into a 240v circuit, and offer up to 60 miles of range per hour spent charging.
On top of paying for a charging station, EV owners must also fork out money for installation costs. Fixr estimates that EV owners can expect to pay $800 to more than $2,000 for a Level 2 installation, but this doesn't include other costs like electrical vehicle service equipment (hardwired, plug-ins, smart chargers, etc.), electrical upgrades to the home, or permit fees.