Installing an EV Charger in your home or business can be exciting and daunting at the same time. And while you might be anxious to get to work installing your charger for your vehicle(s), it’s important to take a step back and ensure you have all the information you need before installation.
Installing an EV Charger requires a certain level of expertise and should only be done by licensed electricians. This is not the type of DIY project you want to tackle as it involves a great deal of danger regarding electricity. If installed incorrectly, the people in the home or business could be exposed to faulty electrical wiring, which increases the risk of electrocution.
Believe it or not, there are regulations through the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) that are in place to ensure a safe electric vehicle charging station installation process. Some of these regulations include the risk of striking buried services when driving rods, possible return of touch potential and vehicle storage requirements.
When you install an EV Charger to your home or business, you are eligible for a government rebate. According to Enelx, “The federal government offers a tax credit for EV charger hardware and EV charger installation costs. It covers 30% of the costs with a maximum $1,000 credit for residents and $30,000 federal tax credit for commercial installs.”
How to Use It
We know this one seems pretty self-explanatory; however, once a Cajun Electric licensed electrician installs your EV charger, it’s important to know how to use your new device. Our electricians will work with you to ensure you’re knowledgeable about your charging station and feel confident and comfortable using it.
If you’re ready to install your new electric vehicle charger in your home or business, contact us or schedule an appointment.