EV Charging Stations, Buffalo NY - Solar by CIR

EV Charging Stations

Power Your Electric Vehicle From the Comfort of Your Own Home

The most convenient place to charge your electric vehicle is where it will be parked most often: your driveway. We install home EV charging stations that add convenience to electric vehicle ownership.

The Benefits of Having a Home EV Charger

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Convenience

Be Ready for the Future

Increases Home Value

Energy Independence

There are plenty of reasons why you should install a home charger for your electric vehicle. Let’s take a look at just a few of them.

Convenience

With the ability to charge your EV from the comfort of your home, you can just get up and go knowing you have full range at the start of every trip. Whether you’re spending time at home cooking, cleaning, or sleeping, all you have to do is remember to plug in your vehicle.

Be Ready for the Future

As the law currently stands, by 2035 car dealerships in New York State will no longer be selling new fossil fuel cars. Even if that law changes, electric vehicles will be much more highly adopted and common in the future. In short: EVs are here to stay. As more people make the switch to EVs, the demand for at-home chargers will only increase.

Increases Your Home’s Value

This is a long-term investment, and it will certainly pay off should you decide to sell your home. It also makes your home more attractive to potential buyers.

 

Commercial EV Charging Stations

Businesses that install EV charging stations provide a valuable service to their customers and employees. For customers who drive EVs, the choice between your business and another may come down to which one has a station to charge their car during their visit. For employees, the ability to charge their vehicle during the workday is a huge benefit. Charging stations are not only an added convenience to the people who frequent your establishment, they’re also visible proof of your company’s commitment to a sustainable energy future.

 

EV Charging Stations FAQs

  • How Much Does It Cost to Install a Car Charger at Home?

    There is a 30% Federal Tax Credit available. The gross cost varies depending on charger type, distance from the main service panel, and whether or not solar is part of the equation. An average cost is roughly $1,100.

  • Is It Safe to Charge My EV at Home?

    Yes. The charging station is designed so that no electricity flows through the cord or coupler until after it is connected to the vehicle.

  • What Do I Need to Charge My Electric Vehicle at Home?

    Technically, you can charge your electric vehicle with a level 1 charging station. However, this is the slowest type of charging. A standard household outlet is considered a level 1 charging station. A level 2 charging station is the better choice, and the fastest way to charge your electric vehicle at home. It can be installed on the side of your house or in your garage.

  • Will My House Require Additional Wiring for My EV Charger?

    Yes. A Level 2 charging station requires a dedicated 240-volt circuit. Installing one is a simple project for a handy electrician, such as an electrical contractor from CIR Electric.

  • How Much Does It Cost to Charge an Electric Car?

    The total cost varies by EV model and the current cost of electricity where you live. To estimate, start by looking at your electric bill to find out how much you’re paying per kWh of electricity. Next, use your current vehicle’s odometer to determine how many miles you drive each month. As a conservative estimate, most modern electric vehicles average three to four miles per kWh of charge, so divide your monthly mileage by 3 to arrive at the kWh you’d use monthly to charge your car. Multiply that number by the cost per kWh you determined from your electric bill earlier, and that’s how much you can expect to pay each month to charge a car at home.

  • Is EV Charging Free?

    Sometimes! While many public chargers are free to use, some charge fees based on how much energy is transferred to the electric car, and others charge fees per minute of use.

  • Can You Install a DC Fast Charger at Home?

    The short answer is no. A DC fast charger is designed for industrial and commercial settings, so they have more extensive power requirements than homes can typically provide. There are also more expenses associated with a Level 3 charger that might make sense for a commercial entity but not a homeowner’s budget.

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