Treehouse’s guide to everything you need to know about Level 2 EV chargers and installation.
Installation

EV Charger Installation Guide

Treehouse’s guide to everything you need to know about Level 2 EV chargers and installation.

June 9, 2022
EV Charger Installation Guide
Daniel Francis
Head of Product
California Rebates for EV Charger Installation
Rebates & Incentives

California Rebates for EV Charger Installation

November 18, 2022

Many California utilities and AQMDs offer significant rebates to make Level 2 EV charger installation more affordable.

California Rebates for EV Charger Installation
Daniel Francis
Federal Tax Credit for EV Charger Installation
Rebates & Incentives

Federal Tax Credit for EV Charger Installation

November 18, 2022

The US Federal Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Tax Credit covers 30% of EV charger hardware and installation costs up to a $1,000 max.

Federal Tax Credit for EV Charger Installation
Daniel Francis
When should I use a NeoCharge smart splitter?
Product Guides

When should I use a NeoCharge smart splitter?

November 17, 2022

The NeoCharge is great for homes that want to share a single 240V outlet between an appliance and an EV charger or between 2 EV chargers.

When should I use a NeoCharge smart splitter?
Daniel Francis
What is the best EV charger for my vehicle?
Installation

What is the best EV charger for my vehicle?

November 16, 2022

The 3 most important considerations when selecting a charger are price, the ability to schedule charging, and charging speed.

What is the best EV charger for my vehicle?
Daniel Francis
How much does Level 2 EV charger installation cost?
Installation

How much does Level 2 EV charger installation cost?

November 14, 2022

Level 2 EV charger installation costs range from $600-$3,000. Costs may include the charger, wiring, load management solution, labor, and permit.

How much does Level 2 EV charger installation cost?
Daniel Francis
How will electrical wiring be installed?
Installation

How will electrical wiring be installed?

October 28, 2022

An electrician will place a new circuit breaker in your closest electrical panel and run wiring from the panel to the EV charger or outlet location.

How will electrical wiring be installed?
Nick Sherry
Where should I install my EV charger?
Installation

Where should I install my EV charger?

October 22, 2022

Most people install their charger in their garage or outside near their parking location so the charging cable can easily reach the vehicle charge port.

Where should I install my EV charger?
Nick Sherry
Should I get a hardwire or plug-in charger?
Installation

Should I get a hardwire or plug-in charger?

October 19, 2022

We recommend hardwire installation where possible since it is a safer, better looking, and more weatherproof option.

Should I get a hardwire or plug-in charger?
Nick Sherry
Do I need a permit to install a Level 2 EV charger?
Installation

Do I need a permit to install a Level 2 EV charger?

October 17, 2022

Most cities require a permit to install a Level 2 EV charger. This ensures the installation meets all safety requirements.

Do I need a permit to install a Level 2 EV charger?
Nick Sherry
Do I need an electrical service upgrade?
Installation

Do I need an electrical service upgrade?

October 10, 2022

In most cases, no. However, your home does need to have sufficient electrical service capacity and breaker space to safely install an EV charger.

Do I need an electrical service upgrade?
Nick Sherry
Why is an electrical load calculation required?
Installation

Why is an electrical load calculation required?

October 8, 2022

For safety, electricians must check if your home’s electrical load with the charger installed is less than the total electrical service available for your home.

Why is an electrical load calculation required?
Nick Sherry
How do I find my home's electrical service?
Installation

How do I find my home's electrical service?

September 22, 2022

Determine your electrical service by finding your main disconnect breaker. This is usually located on your main electrical panel or near your electric meter.

How do I find my home's electrical service?
Nick Sherry
How can I save money with an EV?
Rebates & Incentives

How can I save money with an EV?

September 20, 2022

EV owners can strategically approach home charging, rate plans, and vehicle maintenance to save money.

How can I save money with an EV?
Eric Owski
What is Level 1 vs. Level 2 EV charging?
EV Charging

What is Level 1 vs. Level 2 EV charging?

August 30, 2022

Every EV owner should understand 3 types of EV charging: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 (DC Fast Charging).

What is Level 1 vs. Level 2 EV charging?
Eric Owski
How long will it take to charge my EV?
EV Charging

How long will it take to charge my EV?

August 30, 2022

Level 2 charging adds 20-30 miles of range per hour of charge and will fully charge your vehicle in 7-10 hours.

How long will it take to charge my EV?
Nick Sherry
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