How much does it cost to charge my car at home?
The cost of an EV charger installation varies based on four main things:
- Preferred Charging Method
- Distance from the electrical panel to your preferred charging area
- Capabilities of your electrical panel
- Overall difficulty of the installation.
Calculating the Costs of an EV Charger Installation
We provide free quotes for EV Charger Installations over-the-phone. All we need is a picture of your electrical panel similar to the example shown, and a few other details. For your convenience, we provide Free Virtual Estimates for EV Charger Installations to help us determine the overall costs of your project.
How can I charge my car at home?
To put it simply, there are three ways to charge at home:
- Slow Charging: Using an adapter to charge your car directly from one of the wall outlets in your home
- Fast Charging: Plugging your car directly to a dedicated outlet such as a NEMA 14-50 or similar
- Fast Charging: Using an EV Charger in your home such as the Tesla Wall Connector or other brand name chargers
What's the cheapest way to charge my electric car at home?
Using a Dedicated EV Charging Outlet (NEMA 14-50)
If you're charging at home, installing a NEMA-14-50 to plug your car directly into provides the best bang for the buck if you're on a budget. The outlet may not look as sleek as the Tesla Wall Connector, a JuiceBox EV Charger, or any other EV charger on the market today, but it gets the job done. If you're interested in seeing how much it would cost to install a NEMA 14-50 in your home, we will need to first see your electrical panel and get a rough idea of the distance between your electrical panel and where you'd like the outlet installed.
Your driving range is a key factor when charging your EV at home. Most new electric cars have a range of around 100 miles. The U.S. Department of Transportation found the average commute is about 30 miles both ways for the average commuter, so 100 miles on a charge should be more than enough for most needs. This is attainable by installing a dedicated outlet for your EV charger or using an EV Charger.
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Public Charging Stations
Free Charging Stations in San Diego, CA
Using free public charging stations can save you a lot of money, however, these stations can get very busy with other EV owners charging their cars. You can find free EV charging stations in some San Diego malls, airports, colleges, other public areas.
For Tesla owners, there are thousands of Tesla charging stations all throughout the US and can be free to use for some owners. The only problem with public charging stations is by far the cheapest way to charge your electric car, especially since some charging stations are free to use for some Tesla owners.
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Why You Should Charge at Home
The true cost of powering an electric car is roughly $3.48 per 100 miles (based on the national average). This is almost the price per gallon that most people pay to fill their cars with fuel. Since gas prices in California are always increasing, making the switch to “go green” or electric is a no-brainer if you are a big commuter.
Whether you need an installation, upgrade, or inspection, get started by scheduling your installation below. We provide EV charger installations in the following areas in San Diego, CA:
– San Marcos
– Del Mar
– La Jolla
– Downtown San Diego
– Mira Mesa
– San Ysidro
– El Cajon
– La Mesa