Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Installs in Portland, OR
Over a ten-year period from 2011 to 2021, electric vehicle (EV) sales in the United States increased from 0.2 percent of all new car sales to 4.6 percent. And in the summer of 2022, total EV sales hit 5 percent, representing the “tipping point” toward mass adoption. With EV sales expected to increase over the coming decade as prices become more affordable and automakers invest more resources into developing electric drivetrains and advanced solutions, it may not be long before you’re trading in your gas-powered vehicle for an electric one.
But before you drive your EV off the lot, you’ll need to have a home EV charger installed in your garage. That’s where Wolfer’s Home Services can help. As experienced and licensed electricians, we’ll install an EV charging station at your home so you’ll never have to worry about leaving on a low battery.
At-Home EV Charger Overview
Here’s an overview of the EV chargers we specialize in and what you can expect when you work with Wolford:
- We install Level 2 chargers, which connect to a four-prong 240-volt outlet and a dedicated circuit.
- We’ll run wiring from the charger in your garage to an empty circuit on your home’s electric panel.
- In the event that you require a panel upgrade to support the EV charger, we can handle that too.
Contrary to what many new EV drivers think, connecting to a standard 120-volt outlet isn’t likely to support your driving lifestyle. While this charging method is possible, charging on a 120-volt outlet only equates to about up to 5 miles of range per hour of charging. With a Level 2 charger, one hour of charging equals about 30 miles of EV range. There are also fast charging stations, but these cannot be supported by the infrastructure of a conventional residential property.
Part of owning a vehicle is budgeting for the extras, like license and registration fees, maintenance, insurance and – in the case of EVs – a reliable charging solution. Wolfer’s Home Services has been the contractor of choice for home and business owners in the Portland, Salem and Washougal areas for everything from HVAC services to plumbing and electrical. Contact us today to learn more about our service offerings and how we’ve earned a reputation as a high-quality, go-to contractor in Oregon.