Charge your Electric Vehicle
Need to Charge Your Electric Vehicle? Renu Can Help!
Charge your electric vehicle with Renu Energy Solutions! Today’s electric vehicles (EVs) combine spectacular performance and superior mileage. By driving one, you’re showing that a car can make a statement about style and show your commitment to sustainability. It’s becoming popular to go solar to provide an affordable power source for your EV. Or if you already have solar, why not make the most of your clean power by using your electricity for your transportation too?
What’s the best way to charge an electric vehicle?
Tesla recommend(s) the Wall Connector as the most convenient home charging equipment for Tesla vehicles. Available with either a 8.5′ cable or 24′ cable, this hardware can be purchased from a local Tesla service center or ordered online. Permanently mounted to a wall or post, the Wall Connector can be installed both indoors and outdoors.
A defining feature is the ability to be installed with any circuit breaker ranging from 15 to 100 amps, which allows the Wall Connector to be custom fit to almost any electrical system. We recommend installing the Wall Connector with a power output to match the on-board charger of the vehicle, typically a 40, 60 or 90 amp circuit breaker. Renu Energy Solutions can complete your Wall Connector installation for a Total project price of about $799 – $1199 (depends on scope of electrical work.)
We’re happy to discuss your EV charging preferences and help determine if the conventional, less-speedy NEMA 14-50 outlet will work for you and whether you need any adapters or accessories, or if the rapid, convenient Tesla Wall Connector outlet is a better fit for you.
The Wall Connector is a Tesla-specific station to charge your electric vehicle, hard wired and permanently mounted to a wall or post. Some highlights include: Compatible with Model S and Model X, Customizable power settings to fit any electrical system, Power sharing: Link up to 4 Wall Connectors, Two cable length options: 8.5″ or 2.4″, and Indoor and outdoor rated.
NEMA 14-50 DETAILS
- Voltage: Single phase, 208-250 volt AC supply, 60 hertz
- Circuit Breaker: 50 amp (125% overcurrent protection
- Operating Current: 40 amp (maximum continuous current)
- Conductors: 6 AWG, Copper Wire Only. Upsize wiring for installations over 150 feet
- Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter: Not required
- Service Disconnect: Not required
- Receptacle Recommendation: High quality, industrial grade receptacle
- Ventilation: Not required
- Outdoors: Install with NEMA 3R rainproof enclosure
Frequently Asked Questions about EV Chargers:
How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?
EV charging times are dependant on a few factors; the battery, the battery capatacity and your charging station settings. Plug-in Hybridss will take 1-4 hours to be fully charged, while full electric car can require up to 8 hours for a complete charge. A home charging station is a good solution for keeping your EV car charged, as the average car is parked at home up to 14 hours per day. EV’s come equipped with cords and equipemnt enableming the to be pluddedin to conventional 120-volt outlets, which are standard in homes. You also have the option to puchase level 2 chargers, which cut home charging time in half. Installation of level 2 chargers should be installed by a liscenced electrician.
How much does a home EV charging station cost?
Depending on whether you want to use an existing 120 volt outlet with your homes existing wiring to charge your EV, or you prefer to upgrade to a level 2 EV charger, consulting with a licensed electrician is a good idea. They will be able to assess your existing home wiring and circuits to make sure they are suitable to handle to draw from your EV car charger. They may also recommend that you set a dedicated circuit for your EV charger. If you are looking to upgrade to a Level 2 charger, there will be additional costs for the charger, as well as the wiring.
Does an EV home charging station need a lot of maintenance?
As with EV cars, charging stations are easy to maintain. If installed properly and built modularly, your EV charging station can being easily repaired or replaced in the event of an error message. Most charging stations have online connectivity that enable remote diagnostics and software fixes in the rare event of a malfunction- so you will not be left stranded.
Are there any local or federal incentives to help with the cost of an EV charger?
Current federal tax credits are available for installing a home EV charging station. Individuals can receive up to 30 % as a tax credit, up to $1000. Station must be installed by December 31, 2020 and claim the credit on your federal tax return. Individual utilities, such as Energy United and Duke Energy offer additional rebates for installing home EV charging stations.