At Dutch Creek Electric, we are passionate about helping people eliminate the use of fossil fuels by going electric. One of the ways we make it easy for homeowners to make the energy transition is by installing electric car chargers. Whether you have owned an EV for a while or are thinking about buying your first, installing a charging station at your residence can ensure you get the most out of your new energy-saving vehicle. Our electric car charger installation experts are here to ensure your unit has everything it needs to quickly charge your EV.
Call Dutch Creek Electric today at (303) 622-3744 for a free estimate on an EV charging station installation in the Denver Metro area.
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Electric vehicles come with a basic charger that can be plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet. This type of charger is called a Level 1 charger. Unfortunately, Level 1 chargers can take up to 24 hours to fully charge an EV battery. You can expect to receive 3 to 5 miles of range per hour of charge. If you are only traveling short distances, this option may be okay. However, Level 1 chargers can present a problem for those who have longer journeys.
The solution is a Level 2 charger. By installing this advanced charging station in your home, you’ll enjoy 11 to 28 miles of range added per hour, which means your battery can reach full charge in as little as 4 to 6 hours. A Level 2 charger is typically mounted to a wall on the inside of a garage, and it requires a 240-volt circuit. You may also require an electrical panel upgrade to handle the new circuit. When you rely on Dutch Creek Electric for your EV charger installation, we’ll take care of every part of the process, from determining the best placement for the charger to installing the 240-volt circuit to performing any necessary upgrade of your electrical panel.
They did a great job on the EV charger installation and it looks very professional. They even cleaned up the area once they were done.- Mark N.
Everything up to Code. And they were extremely careful about shoe covers when going through the house. Price was competitive.- Jane M.
This was the most professional group I have ever worked with, from start to finish.- Jeff R.
You might be wondering if purchasing an EV and installing a charging station will really save you money, since you still have to pay for the electricity needed to charge your car. The answer is yes. The cost of electricity is cheaper than gas to power your vehicle. According to a recent study by Consumer Reports, EV owners typically save between $800 to $1,000 a year on fuel costs. This amounts to anywhere between $6,000 to $10,000 in fuel savings over the life of the electric vehicle.
Lower Maintenance & Repair Costs
Decreasing the amount you’ll pay for fuel is not the only way you can save money with an EV. Consumer Report’s analysts have also found that electric vehicles are cheaper to maintain than gasoline-powered vehicles. The average savings on maintenance and repairs enjoyed by the EV owner is about $4,600 over the lifetime of the vehicle.
Ask Us How to Claim Your $1000 Federal Tax Credit on Any EV Charger Installation
Did you know that you can get up $1000 Federal tax credit to help offset the purchase and installation of a EV charger? Our team can help you through the process, however it is a straightforward process: all you need to do is fill out form 8911 and provide it with your full tax return.