Electric Vehicle Charger Installation
One of Oregon's Leading Electric Vehicle Installation Companies
Are you an electric vehicle owner who’s tired of waiting at public charge stations? Installing an electric vehicle charger within your home can save you time, and help you wake up to a fully charged vehicle! At Beaver Electric, our experienced electricians are happy to help install your own electric vehicle charger. Today, we are seeing exponential growth in the number of Electric Vehicle or “EV” owners throughout Oregon. Each year we witness more and more electric vehicle charger installations being placed in spaces for public use, and slowly more on people’s private property for personal use.
Considering the growing popularity of electric vehicle owners throughout Oregon, the chance of finding an available public charger becomes less and less by the day. Rather than relying on chance, we suggest taking the next step and installing an electric vehicle outlet in your own home. Electric vehicle charging stations can be installed within your garage, your driveway, or your property. When it comes to electric vehicle charger installations, our trained electricians take the time to understand your home’s electrical system, discover the appropriate areas to install and suggest what charging station will be best.
Types of Electric Vehicle Chargers
Electric vehicles can come with a variety of different charging stations, based on the brand and model. Most electric vehicles come with their own charger but will require an outlet to be installed. This is where Beaver Electric comes in. We will examine the type of charger that comes with your vehicle and will find the best spot in your home to install an outlet. Two of the most common EV charging stations we install are Level 1 and Level 2.
Level 1 Charging Stations
These chargers have a slow rate, and your vehicles may need to be charged overnight to receive a full charge. They charge at a rate of 4-5 miles an hour and are not encouraged if you have a long commute or drive away from home frequently. Level 1 charging stations are among the most common chargers, and despite their slow charging rates, they are easy to use and inexpensive.
Level 2 Charging Stations
These chargers are much faster than Level 1 charging stations and are able to charge between 20-65 miles per hour, making them a practical option for many. Level 2 charging stations are different from Level 1 charging stations and will need to have a special outlet installed.
Oregon’s Electric Vehicle Rebate Program
To fulfill Oregon’s Zero Emission Vehicle Plan, Oregon offers a cash rebate for residents who purchase or lease electric vehicles. This rebate covers electric cars, motorcycles, trucks, and busses, and offers varying prices based on the power of each vehicle’s battery. To apply for the rebate, you must submit an application within 6 months of the date you purchased your vehicle or began your lease. Help keep Oregon green by reducing harmful carbon emissions. By doing your part and going electric, it allows us to preserve the state we know and love.
Our experienced team at Beaver Electric provides electric vehicle charger installations throughout Beaverton, Portland, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Newberg, Cornelius, Aloha, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Sherwood, and other surrounding communities. If you have any questions about electric vehicle charger installations or any of our electric services, we are happy to help! You can reach us at 503-992-0195 or send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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