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Electric Vehicle Charger Installation in Raleigh, Durham & Fayetteville, NC

One of the significant advantages of owning an electric vehicle is the ability to charge at home, skipping the need to stop at a gas station, as well as the extra money spent on impulse buys like snacks and drinks while you are there. But if you are limited to the 120-volt, Level 1 charger for your EV, you may still need to make the occasional stop at an EV charging station.

Avoid the time and expense of public charging stations by installing a Level 2 home EV charging station for your electric vehicle. We offer EV charging station installations throughout Durham, Raleigh, Fayetteville, and the Research Triangle area. Our licensed electricians can do everything from installing the circuit and hardware to helping you get the proper permits and approvals from local authorities. We’ll make the process as easy as possible so that you can spend your time enjoying all the other benefits of your electric vehicle.

Are you considering installing an electric vehicle charging station at home? Call Blanton’s today at (910) 822-2866 in Fayetteville, (919) 298-2105 in the Triangle, or contact us online to learn what’s involved in an EV charger installation for your area. 

What’s the Deal With Electric Vehicles in NC?

According to research done by CoPilot, North Carolina has the 16th most registered EVs in the country. That’s over 16,000 electric vehicles! But with increasing gas and energy costs, the demand for electric vehicles continues to trend upward in the Tar Heel State. Looking at some statistics from our own area, Durham was recently ranked 36th on LawnStarter’s list of the nation’s 200 Best Cities to Own An Electric Car

Current EV Incentives:

  • Exemptions from vehicle and emissions inspection requirements
  • Use of NC HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants
  • Potential rebates for residential customers who install a Level 2 charger

What Is a Level 2 EV Charger?

The sizable batteries in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids need plenty of power to recharge fully. Though the process can be completed in a standard 120-volt outlet with the car’s Level 1 charger, that method can be slow, taking from eight hours to over 16, depending on the vehicle and the charge rate. Upgrading to charger Level 2 can make a dramatic difference, requiring half as much charging time to as little as a quarter.

This is ideal for busy families, allowing the car to recharge in a few hours rather than overnight. A Level 2 EV charger uses a dedicated 240-volt circuit to deliver twice as much power or more, depending on your vehicle, charger, and charging parameters. A reliable EV charging point installation can save you significant time and money while making the entire charging process more convenient.

Contact our team today to learn more about the benefits of an EV home charger installation in Fayetteville, Raleigh, or the Triangle area.

Local Level 2 Charger Installation Requirements

Whether you have a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) like a Toyota Prius or Chevy Volt or a battery electric vehicle (BEV) such as a Tesla or Nissan Leaf, a Level 2 home electric car charger can make a huge difference in your charge times. However, it will require thoughtful planning as you will need to work closely with your electrical contractor, utility company, and local code enforcement or building department.

In cities like Raleigh and Fayetteville, you must acquire a permit before installing an electric car charger. The work will need to be done by a licensed electrician. Finally, the installation will need to be inspected and approved by local authorities before you can start using your new Level 2 charger.

In some cases, additional electrical upgrades may be necessary to support your car charger installation. This can include a service upgrade to support the additional current draw and a possible panel upgrade for the extra 240-volt circuit. In these instances, you will need to work with your utility provider to arrange a service upgrade. The upgrades will also need to be permitted, inspected, and approved by local authorities.

Contact our experts at Blanton’s today to learn what requirements are necessary for an EV charger installation in your area.

EV Charger Installers in Fayetteville & Raleigh, NC

When you need an EV or Tesla home charger installation in Fayetteville, Raleigh, or the Research Triangle area, turn to our experts at Blanton’s. We are the region’s premier EV charger installers, and we will work diligently to help you acquire the necessary permits, select the best charger for your needs, and provide a complete, professional EV charging station installation. Our company has been serving North Carolina since 1951, and our skilled electricians can help with anything you may need, from electric car charger installations to service upgrades, panel replacements, new circuit installations, and more.

Are you ready to schedule your EV home charger installation in Fayetteville or Raleigh? Call (910) 822-2866 in Fayetteville, (919) 298-2105 in the Triangle area, or contact us online today!

Why Choose Blanton’s for EV Charger Installations in North Carolina?

At Blanton’s Air, Plumbing, & Electrical, our electricians are some of the best in the business, and we are fully licensed, insured, and bonded for your protection. Our company features:

  • Over 70 years of service
  • Experienced personnel with can-do attitudes
  • On-time service with arrival notifications
  • Unparalleled honesty and integrity
  • Superior service and workmanship

Call us today at (910) 822-2866 in Fayetteville, (919) 298-2105 in the Triangle, or contact us online today to get started installing your home electric car charger.

EV Charger Installation FAQs

WILL MY HOUSE NEED ADDITIONAL WIRING?

If your home is relatively new with modern 200-amp service or higher, it will likely require only a new 240-volt circuit, plus the EV charger itself. If your home is older, a service upgrade may be necessary, as well as a new panel. For more information about these electrical wiring upgrades, talk to our team at Blanton’s.

What are the different levels of electric vehicle charging?

Level 1 charging can supply up to 15 amps on a standard 120-volt outlet for charging at home, at work, or anywhere else with a residential-style outlet. Level 2 charging can supply a compatible outlet and charging station from 20 to 50 amps or higher at 240 volts. Level 3 charging is available only at public or commercial charging stations, and they use DC power to supply 480 volts DC for high-speed charges of 30 minutes or less for an 80% charge.

How much space do you need for a home charging station?

Most home EV charging stations take minimal room and can be easily wall-mounted in your garage. Weatherproof models are also available for homes without a garage or for outdoor parking spaces. To find the perfect EV charger for your needs, talk to our team at Blanton’s.

Can I install a charging station on my own?

No, it takes specialized electrical skills and knowledge to install a car charging station safely and adequately. Plus, permits and inspections are required by local codes, and most jurisdictions require EV charger installations to be done by a licensed, professional electrician, such as our team at Blanton’s.

Will the charging station work with any vehicle brand?

Most commercially available EV charging stations will feature a standard J1772 plug to fit the overwhelming majority of BEVs and PHEVs. You need to select a charger equal to or higher than your specified 240-volt charging current. Tesla vehicles use propriety plugs, though adapters are available for multiple charging situations. If you own a Tesla, it’s best to consider a Tesla home charger installation instead of a standard EV charger.

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Family-Owned & Locally
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service options
A Five Star Experience
That’s worth every penny
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service Professionals
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