Be Green & Save
Installing a home electric vehicle (ev) charger can reduce your carbon footprint and reduce your charging costs by having the flexibility to conveniently charge your vehicle during utility off-peak hours.
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Our local electricians are licensed, insured and have undergone a thorough background check before installing your ev charger.
Flexible financing options are offered through Home Depot’s Consumer Credit Card to help kick-start your ev charger installation.
Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions
The Home Depot's electrical installation professionals will consult with you to find the best charging station for your electric vehicle and budget.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common EV charger installation questions
How do I prepare my home for an electric car charger?
A licensed Home Depot electrical professional will help you prepare for your installation. During the in-home consultation the licensed professional will discuss a new electrical circuit to support your vehicle and what to expect before and during your installation.
Where should I install the charging station?
The charging hardware should be installed as close to the vehicle charging port as possible.
Can any electrician install my charging equipment?
Yes, however there are some unique recommendations. The circuit for charging a vehicle is significantly larger than almost any circuit in a residential home, so care should be taken to make sure it is installed correctly. The Home Depot will provide a licensed and insured electrical professional to consult with you on the installation of a new electrical circuit to support your vehicle.
How much does it cost to install an in-home ev charger?
Each installation is custom to the home, so a licensed electrical contractor will need to look at the scope of the work in order to provide an estimate. Distance is an important variable, so an installation that is 10 feet away from your electrical panel will be less expensive than a 100 foot run. Other variables such as drywall patching, complicated or difficult circumstances may affect the installation costs. Installations can run from several hundred to several thousand dollars.
Do I need a permit?
Most likely. Almost every municipality building department requires a permit and inspection when adding a load to your existing electrical panel. The permit and inspection of your installation is an important safety check, ensuring a correct and code compliant installation. If in doubt, contact the permit department of your local building administration to ask for confirmation.
Benefits of Installing a Home EV Charger
In addition to a reduction in your carbon footprint and saving on charging costs, there are multiple benefits to installing a 240-volt EV car charger in your home. A 240-circuit can be installed with anywhere from a 15 to 100 amp circuit breaker, providing significantly faster recharge speeds compared to a 110-volt household outlet. Most EV owners install a 240-volt circuit with 30, 40, or 50 amp circuit breakers.
Your new electric vehicle and in-home EV charger will allow you to plug in each evening to wake up to a full battery every morning. Many EV owners top off their vehicle battery for a few hours each evening. You can relax knowing that your 240-volt EV car charger will fully charge your vehicle in just a few hours. Schedule your FREE in-home consultation today!
The Home Depot Credit Options
The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card offers no annual fee, everyday special financing and exclusive Home Depot benefits.
There's also The Home Depot Project Loan. It offers affordable fixed monthly payments, a 6-month purchasing window and no prepayment penalty.
Your Consultation and Install
During your FREE In-Home Consultation, our installation professionals will:
• Review the full range of electric vehicle charging stations and services
• Provide an estimate for one complete project price
• In some cases, complete the install the same day
During and after your install, our installation professional will:
• Obtain all of the necessary permits
• Upon completion of the install, clean up the job site and conduct a full inspection