Skip to Main Content Skip to Footer Content

EV Charger Installation, Cranberry Township PA

When you own an electric vehicle, you will need to find places that charge them. Whether that means your garage or when you are out and about, having a reliable EV (electric vehicle) charger is essential to being able to drive your car. Installing and maintaining the EV charger can be done by our licensed Cranberry Township electricians. Proper EV charger installation is crucial for ensuring convenient and reliable access to charging infrastructure for electric vehicle owners. It can also help promote the adoption of electric vehicles, which are becoming increasingly popular due to their environmental benefits and lower operating costs compared to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles.

Our Cranberry Township electrician professionals at Mr. Electric are highly experienced in the installation and servicing of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) for both homes and businesses. We offer several different charging systems, all of which use the latest and most advanced technology. To find out more about our EV charger installation in Cranberry Township, PA, give us a call or keep reading to find out if this service is right for you.

EV Charger Installation, Cranberry Township PA
Tools on counter.

Book an Appointment

  • As an owner of an electric car or SUV, you already know that your vehicle is the future. Between January 2020 to December 2022, the number of EVs registered in Pennsylvania almost doubled, and the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in the state is expected to grow considerably more over the next decade. Currently, data shows that some of the highest numbers of EVs in the state are in northern Pittsburgh, just south of Cranberry Township. To increase EV sales, more charging infrastructure is desperately needed because there are only a scattering of public charging stations within Cranberry Township. If you have an EV and are tired of paying for expensive public chargers or waiting hours for your factory-installed charger to fill up your battery at home, you might benefit from an EV charger installation, Cranberry Township, PA.

    To fully understand our electric car charging station installation services, you first need to have a basic understanding of the differences between the three different charging levels, as well as their benefits and drawbacks.

  • Level 1 charger is the most basic type of EV charger. With this level, your EV can be plugged directly into a standard 120-volt power outlet in your home. There are two types of connectors used for this type of charging: J1772 plugs and a Tesla-specific plug. Other than Teslas, all EVs and hybrids use the same standard J-Plug.

    The average amount of time it takes to charge a battery from empty to full on a Level 1 charger is between 11 and 20 hours. Thus, if you drive a substantial amount each day, you may have difficulty keeping your EV charged.

    Most EV batteries can do 200 miles or more, so if you only drive about 50 miles per day, you should be able to get by with this basic charger. However, if you do a lot of driving on the weekend, you may find yourself struggling to get the charge back up. A single week of heavy driving will make it difficult to get your battery back to full.

    If you’re finding that your Level 1 charger just isn’t getting the job done, our team at Mr. Electric of Cranberry Township can install a Level 2 charger in your home.

  • A level 2 charger requires a 240-volt outlet, which most homes in Cranberry Township, PA don’t have. If your home was built within the last couple of years, you might be in luck—it’s much more common for new builds to have higher volt outlets, making this EV charger installation a piece of cake. With a level 2 charger, most EV drivers find they only need about 4 to 8 hours of charging to get a full battery. This means that you should easily be able to fully charge your vehicle overnight while you sleep.

    For this is the type of EV charger installation, Cranberry Township PA electricians can handle for homeowners. To install a Level 2, we’ll need to run a dedicated circuit from your electrical panel to the location you’d like your EV charger installation placed. For many homeowners, this is in their garage. Depending on how much space your panel currently has, you may need a panel upgrade.

  • During your EV charger installation service appointment, your electrician will take the following steps:

    • Perform a comprehensive inspection of your current electrical system, panel, and equipment.
    • Upgrade your panel to include a new 240-volt circuit, including 8-AWG wiring. This is needed to support your Level 2 charger.
    • Installation of EVSE equipment according to national and state electrical codes and standards.
    • Test equipment to ensure it works properly.
    • Explain all the features, functions, and correct usage of your new system. Your service professional will also be happy to answer any questions you have. Once you’re confident you know how to use and maintain your new system, they’ll clean up after themselves and leave you with your new, ready-to-use Level 2 charging station.
  • Level 2 chargers are also a great option for commercial properties. In Pennsylvania, providing public access to these chargers comes with a fairly substantial rebate. Installing a charger on the non-governmental property will get you a rebate of up to $4,000 per port, or 70 percent of the total cost of the installation. Multi-unit dwellings such as apartment buildings can get up to $3,500 per port, or 50 percent of the total cost.
  • Level 3 chargers can bring your battery up to full in an impressive 30 minutes. Unlike Level 1 and 2 chargers, Level 3 chargers use three different plugs: CHAdeMO, Combined Charging System (CCS), and Tesla’s plug. Because these require an industrial level of power—between 400 and 900 volts—it is not possible to install them in your home. With an upfront cost of tens of thousands of dollars, you probably wouldn’t want to anyway.

    Our team of professional electricians can install both Level 2 and Level 3 stations for our commercial customers. Between rebates and usage rates, you can recuperate the upfront installation cost in less time than you’d think.

A close up of an electrical vehicle with its charger inserted after service has been completed for EV charger installation in Cranberry Township, PA.

Residential EV Charger Installation: EV or Hybrid Plug-In Owners

Whether you are looking to have a more powerful charging station or want to upgrade the charging time, there are several benefits to having our professional EV charger installation, Cranberry Township, PA residents!

  • Savings: You will be saving money in the long run. This is a one-time investment up front that will eliminate your need to pay an upfront charge or charging fee every time you need to fill the battery.
  • Battery Longevity: Regularly using a Level 3 charger can shorten the life of your battery. At-home chargers are only level 2 and use the AC power from your vehicle, so they will never overcharge.
  • Increased Property Value: If you sell or rent your place out in the future, it will increase the property value since so many are switching to EVs. Within the near future, an EV charger installation will become a standard in new home builds, so you are essentially investing in the future.
  • Convenient location. Having to drive somewhere to charge your EV takes time out of your day. Because there aren’t many locally available EV charging stations in Cranberry Township, you may need to wait in line to use a charging station, adding even more time on top of the charging time itself. By installing an EV charger at your home, you can spend more time on other priorities in your day.
  • Security. Because Level 2 chargers still take a few hours to charge, most EV owners will leave their vehicles at a public charging station while they do their errands. This can cause worry about theft, vandalism, and hail damage. With a Level 2 charger in your home, your EV can reach full charge in the safety of your garage.
  • Power level. For most EV drivers, a Level 1 charger just doesn’t cut it. A Level 2 charger will prevent you from having to worry about powering enough miles of range the night before an important business trip. On the other hand, if you have a hybrid with a much smaller battery, you may find that a Level 1 charger is all you need.
  • An EV charger installation in Cranberry Township, PA may be right for your business for many reasons. If you’re looking to improve your reputation as a company that is a part of the fight against greenhouse gas emissions or are looking to attract new customers to your business, a Level 2 charger is worth considering.

    Level 3 EV charger installation can also be a huge positive business move in and of itself. Many businesses charge the public for Level 3 EV use. As EV ownership continues to increase over the next few years, you may be able to build a successful business off of EV charging alone.

    Some of the top reasons your company should invest in level 2 or 3 EV charger installation:

    Expand your Business: you are nurturing your customer relationships and employee loyalty when you choose environmentally friendly options. Staff that drives Evs will see the employee benefit, and customers needing to charge while they shop will come to your business, gaining you more revenue.

    Get Your Business on The Map: You will be boosting your consumer traffic and customer loyalty when you have a level 2 or 3 charging station at your business. There are several apps that mark where these stations are, drawing the customers in:

    • Blink network
    • PlugShare
    • ChargeHub
    • Chargemap
    • Open Charge Map

    Each of these allows drivers to locate your business on the map so they can come to charge their EV. When we do your EV charger installation service, the apps can be updated to include your location, enabling you to gain more customers. Each charge takes around 30 minutes to an hour or more, and that is plenty of time for them to come in, browse your business and make a purchase.

  • EV Charger Installation and Replacement

    When it comes to charging up your new EV in half the time, there’s nothing better than a Level 2 charger. And when it comes to installing a fast, efficient Level 2 home charger in your garage, driveway, or carport, you can trust the licensed electricians at your local Mr. Electric®.

  • EV Charger Repair and Service

    Whatever brand of charging station you have, Mr. Electric can repair all components for your home charging station, including: power control units (PCU), battery monitoring systems (BMS), converters, power modules, cords, rectifiers, and dispensers.

Service You Can Trust!

Let us know how we can help you today.