The process starts with completing an assessment of the job scope. This can be initiated through our online assessment form, or you can simply give us a call. We listen to your installation requirements, and make qualified recommendations for a charging solution based on your needs, budget, and home electrical capacity.
For simple projects, we can quote based on reviewing the online submission and instant quote. Other projects may require an in-person visit. This can be booked around your schedule, including with evening appointment times to avoid your working hours.
We will provide you a digital estimate good for 30-days, along with an installation date. You can approve the quote online through our digital platform, and reserve your spot. We will even send you a virtual reminder on the day before your installation to ensure you are ready.
The quote is simple to follow and lists the materials, labor, and permitting costs required to complete the installation. It also highlights unique aspects of your installation for awareness such as the potential for access hatches, or if trenching to a detached garage is required.
We'll have a licensed electrician arrive during your scheduled window and complete the EV charging station installation. They will ensure you are satisfied, and confident with your new EV charger set-up. Afterwards you will receive a digital copy of your permit information, and instructions on how to schedule your inspection.
Yes! Your installation will be safe and ready for charging as soon as we leave. The permit inspection may still be required, but that does not prevent you from using your charger as soon as necessary... Happy charging!
Establishing high speed electric vehicle charging in detached garages can be a challenge for home owners. Many electrical companies refuse to do earthworks, however we love the opportunity to use put our equipment to work. We offer excavation services as required, however during the assessment we will always check if simpler (and cheaper) options are available including fishing a larger gauge wire through the existing conduit, or utilizing a garage sub panel.
The average installation cost of a Nema 14-50 plug for ev charging in a detached garage is about $2,500-$3,000. This starts at about $1,500 more than an attached garage due to the additional labor, equipment, and material required to complete the installation. Trenching can be challenging, and requires extra hands to complete the work. It can also require a trencher, or mini excavator in some cases. For the cable going between the home and the garage, it must be rated for outdoor/underground usage. It will also typically be sleeved in a conduit to protect the cable.
Yes. All of our ev charging installations come with a one year workmanship warranty.
We have offices in Calgary and Edmonton, and employ team members in both cities and surrounding areas.
We call ourselves a renewables company because we're interested in everything renewables and green infrastructure. This includes EV charging, solar, battery storage, and energy management for residential and commercial.
Before installing an EV charger, consider your available space for installation, the electrical capacity of your home, the type of charger that suits your needs, and anticipate your future charging requirements. Evaluate the distance between the charging location and your parking spot, potential upgrades to your electrical panel, and any necessary permits or permissions required by local regulations.
DC fast chargers are designed for rapid charging and are typically found at dedicated charging stations, public spaces, along highways, or at tourist destinations. They are not suitable for home installation due to their high power requirements. For home charging, we offer a variety of efficient solutions so that you can say goodbye to gas stations for good!
Assess the charging speed you require, the power output your vehicle can handle, the type of connectors compatible with your EV, and any smart features that enhance convenience or energy management.
Generally, a Level 2 charger (faster charging requiring a dedicated circuit) is recommended because of the fast charge speed. This size charger can dependably charge most electric vehicles from 20% - 80% overnight.
The costs of installing an EV charger at home can vary based on the price of the charger itself, the installation labor costs (which might involve electrical work and potential upgrades to your home's electrical system), and any necessary permits or inspections. On average, expect installation costs ranging from several hundred to a few thousand dollars.
Yes, adhering to the Canadian Electrical Code and local regulations is crucial during the installation of an EV charger. These codes ensure proper wiring, grounding, and safety measures to prevent electrical hazards. Compliance with regulations also avoids legal issues and ensures your home insurance covers the installation.
It is possible, but will typically require the assistance an installation company like Evalence to incorporate load sharing or electric vehicle energy management systems. Service size upgrades may be required in some instances.
Certain chargers like the Wallbox Pulsar Plus, or the Tesla Wall Connector can be paired on a single circuit which reduces the amount of electrical capacity required to charge multiple vehicles.
A contractor's electrical permit is required for most installations in Edmonton, Calgary, and other Alberta municipalities. The price for this permit can range from $100 - $250.
Installing an EV charger in a rented property is possible, but it's recommended to ask for approval before modifying your rental's electrical system. A wall mounted charger can be installed so that it can be removed if you move.
Discuss the installation plans with your landlord or property management to gain consent and understand any restrictions or requirements. You may also be able to convince your landlord to pay for some (or all) of your installation which may improve the property value.
An EV charger usually requires minimal maintenance. Regularly inspect the charger for wear, cleanliness, and ensure proper functioning. The charging cord is typically the first part to wear, as it is often dragged near the vehicle and has the potential to be struck while driving into the garage.
The installation duration for an EV charger can take several hours to a day, depending on factors such as the type of charger, the wiring complexity, and any modifications needed for your electrical system. The more complex the installation, the more time required to complete it!
Yes, existing EV charger installations can usually be upgraded or expanded. A site assessment it usually recommended as a first step to assess if the electrical wire and breaker can support the proposed charging amperage. If adding more units, load sharing can generally be incorporated into the system to avoid upgrading the circuit.
A dedicated circuit and specialized wiring for an EV charger are essential for safety and optimal charging performance.
The optimal location for installing an EV charger at home is a location near your parking spot. This is typically in your garage, or outside of your home on the driveway. Additionally, a spot within those areas that reduces the overall complexity of running electrical wire will help reduce the cost of installation.