Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Installation

From commercial ev charging stations, to simple Nema 14-50 plugs, our team of licensed electricians is prepared for any electric vehicle charger installation.

We work with leading manufacturers like Grizzl-E and Wallbox to provide charging solutions equipped with energy management for our customers in Edmonton and Calgary. If you have a preferred charger (Autel, BMW, Audi Compact, Tesla wall connector) we've got the skills and experience to install it all - Just ask!

Our installation approach is long-term oriented. We know technology, and electric vehicle accessibility in Alberta is rapidly evolving. Our preference is to recommend infrastructure which will enable the simple addition of future charging ports in your home.

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EV Charger Installation Google Reviews

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I had a great experience dealing with Evalence. They were quick to install a level 2 outlet for my new EV in my garage for a non-standard installation.  They were transparent about dealing with Qmerit to get the $1500 credit from General Motors.
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Chris B.
Edmonton, Alberta.
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Took the time to walk me through the new install and how to use it. Would highly recommend! Professional, punctual and extremely pleasant!
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Fred J.
Calgary, Alberta.
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I would highly recommend anyone entering the EV market to seriously consider Evalence as your contractor of choice to install your home charging system. Their price was bang on with their quote...and their work was highly professional even with a fully finished and drywalled house! They get my 5 stars!!
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Steve S.
Edmonton, Alberta.
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Professional and courteous service. Finishing was imaculate. Saved me money by not overselling once they were in home and realized that some equipment was not needed. Bob the installer was a pleasure to have in my home.
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Loretta P.
Calgary, Alberta.
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We've seen a lot of different electric vehicle and charger combinations come through our quoting system. Everyone's home is different - some have few loads and installing an EV charger is easy. Other's are complicated with basement suites, detached garages, and multiple loads requiring management.

For homes requiring more work, like an, electrical panel upgrade to make EV charging accessible, we have a range of products and solutions we can deploy. DCC-12 energy management systems are a high quality universally adaptable product which can be used with any type of electric vehicle charger or plug. We can also use it to manage entire sub-panels, or AC unit loads. Alternatively, the Wallbox Pulsar Plus has a Powermeter energy management add-on that can dynamically manage the ev charging load based on the home's total electrical usage.

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Clean, Quick, Excellence

High quality installation is our thing

Most residential customers don't realize an electric vehicle charger can be one of the highest powered devices in your home. For example, a 48 amp charger can use almost 50% of the available electricity on a 100 amp electrical panel. This is more than almost any high amperage electric ovens, air conditioners, and dryers!

Given the high electric load from an electric vehicle charger, it's crucial to use the appropriately rated wire gauge, proper breakers, and CSA rated EV chargers and energy management devices.

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Process Driven

The residential installation process

EV charging shouldn't be a difficult process. We strive to make installation and quoting as simple as possible with our three step process.

1. Complete the Assessment

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.

What goes into the assessment?

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.

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2. Approve the Estimate & installation Date

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.

What does the quote look like?

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.

Audi Compact charger installed with Nema 14-50 outlet in a finished garage in Edmonton.

3. Our Electricians Get You Charging

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.

Can I charge immediately after the installation?

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!

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EV Charging for Detached Garages

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.

What does it cost to install an ev charger in a detached garage?

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.

Solar, Battery, & EV

Did you know we install solar too?

At Evalence, we're not just experts in EV charging solutions; we also specialize in solar panel installation. Our commitment to renewable energy extends to helping homeowners and businesses harness the power of the sun. With our skilled team of professionals, we provide top-notch solar solutions that are both efficient and cost-effective.

Plus, our solar panel installations can qualify you for the Canada Greener Homes Grant! This grant offers up to $5,000 for energy-efficient home upgrades, including solar panel installations. Learn more about how you can maximize your savings and contribute to a greener future in our comprehensive guide: Canada Greener Homes Grant: The 2023 Ultimate Guide.

Contact us today to learn more about our renewable energy services and how we can help you make a positive impact on the environment while saving on energy costs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Evalence Offer Warranty?

Yes. All of our ev charging installations come with a one year workmanship warranty.

Are you Based in Edmonton or Calgary?

We have offices in Calgary and Edmonton, and employ team members in both cities and surrounding areas.

What other Services Does Evalence Offer?

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.

What factors should I consider before installing an EV charger at home?

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.

Can I Install DC Fast Chargers at Home?

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!

How do I choose the right type of EV charger for home installation?

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.

What are the costs associated with installing an EV charger at home?

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.

Are there specific regulations or codes to follow during EV charger installation?

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.

Can I install multiple EV chargers at home to accommodate multiple vehicles?

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.

What permits are necessary for installing an EV charger in Alberta?

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.

Is it possible to install an EV charger in a rented property?

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.

What maintenance does an EV charger typically require?

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.

How long does it take to complete the installation of an EV charger?

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!

Is it possible to upgrade or expand an existing EV charger installation?


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.

What's do I need a dedicated circuit or special wiring for an EV charger?

A dedicated circuit and specialized wiring for an EV charger are essential for safety and optimal charging performance.

Where's the optimal location to install an EV charger at home?

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.

Still have questions? Email us at Inquiries@evalence.ca