Home EV Charging Stations

Quickly charge your vehicle at home with a designated charging station installed by the experienced electricians at CoreTrade Electric.

An electric vehicle (EV) charging station is necessary when you have an electric vehicle. EVs are becoming increasingly popular as the world moves towards a more sustainable future. To support this growing trend, many EV owners are choosing to install home charging stations.

Home EV charging stations are wired directly to your electrical panel and are a convenient way to charge your vehicle at home. They allow EV drivers the benefit of quick charging without needing to use a public space to do so.

CoreTrade Electric installs home EV charging stations for homeowners in the DC Metro Area. We have over 40 years of experience to seamlessly install your charging station so you can start powering your vehicle in no time.

Our Process for Installing Home EV Charging Stations

CoreTrade Electric makes your home EV charging station installation as simple as possible with our process.

On-Site Consultation and Design

First, we come to your home for consultation. Before installing a home EV charging station, it’s important to assess your electrical capacity. The charging station will require a dedicated circuit with sufficient capacity to handle the charging load and speed.

Different charging stations offer varying charging speeds. These stations range from Level 1, a slow charging method that takes at least 24 hours and can be done with a standard 120V outlet, to Level 3, which is the fastest charge.

Generally, a Level 3 charging station is used for home EV charging station installation and consists of a 240V plug that can charge your vehicle in just a few hours. Your choice will depend on your daily driving needs and the charging capabilities of your vehicle.

Determining Location

Next, we’ll identify a suitable location for your home charging station. It should be easily accessible for your vehicle and comply with local regulations or homeowner association (HOA) rules.

Updating Your Electrical Panel

Some homeowners need to have their electrical panel updated for a home EV charging station. While not every home will need this, it’s essential to have an electrician check your system to ensure it can safely and efficiently support the EV charging station. We will inspect your system based on the charging station you need and let you know if updates are required.

Installation and Testing

Once everything has been decided, and if necessary, updates to your electrical system have been done, we will install the charging station. We follow all manufacturer guidelines and local regulations to ensure safety and efficiency when charging your electric vehicle. We then test the system to ensure it’s working properly.

Benefits of Installing a Home EV Charging Station

Installing a home EV charging station offers several benefits for electric vehicle owners, including:

  1. Convenience. With a home charging station you can conveniently charge your electric vehicle overnight or whenever it’s parked at home. This eliminates the need to visit public charging stations, saving you time and effort.
  2. Cost-effective. Home charging is typically more cost-effective compared to using public charging stations. You can take advantage of lower electricity rates during off-peak hours, resulting in significant savings over time.
  3. Faster charging. Home charging stations offer faster charging speeds. Depending on the charging station model, you can fully charge your EV in a few hours, allowing you to start your day with a fully charged vehicle.
  4. Increased home value. Installing a home EV charging station can increase the value of your property as it appeals to potential buyers who own or are considering purchasing an electric vehicle.

Get an Estimate for Your Home EV Charging Station Installation

Are you ready to experience the benefits of having a fast-charging station for your electric vehicle right in your home? Contact CoreTrade Electric today to schedule a consultation for your home EV charging station installation!

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Frequently Asked Questions
On EV Charging Stations


How much does it cost to install a home EV charging station?

Each job varies depending on distance from the electrical panel to EV charger location.


How long does it take to install an electric vehicle charging station at home?

Each job varies depending on distance from the electrical panel to EV charger location.


Do I need to upgrade my home's electrical panel for an EV charger?

Some electrical panels have the capacity to handle the additional load that EV chargers require, and some might need to be upgraded.


What types of home EV chargers are available?

There are two types of EV charger installations. There is a hardwire type which requires purchasing a charging box, such as a Tesla wall connector. The second is a plug in type where the electrician will install a NEMA 14-50 outlet.


Do I need a dedicated circuit for my home EV charger?

Yes, all 240-volt charging boxes and NEMA 14-50 outlets require a dedicated circuit.

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