Residential charging is a large incentive to many Electric Vehicle (EV) owners. Charging at home is convenient and less expensive than charging at retail stations, but what is residential home-charging access like in the United States? This is exactly what researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory set out to find in their October 2021 report, There’s No ...Continue Reading →
What resources are there to help owners and renters with charging for multi-unit dwellings?
Virginia Clean Cities has a Virginia EV page that includes many helpful resources.Continue Reading →
What kinds of resources are available to help with an EV charger project?
1) Federal tax credit of 30% for EVSE up to $30,000
2) Dominion Energy is offering subsidies for DC Fast Chargers.
3) EVgo DC Fast Chargers (they would offer to rent a parking spot from sites). See more info at https://bit.ly/2GvcN9s
4) EVgo level 2 chargers. (Up to 8 level 2 chargers and EVgo pays to rent the parking space). See more info at https://bit.ly/2GvcN9s
5) EVgo DCFC high powered level 2 (25kwh ) donation (EVgo provides equipment, sites would install), See more ...Continue Reading →
What is the first step toward installing an EV charger at my home?
The first step is to have a licensed electrician perform an assessment at your home. They will be able to identify the scope of work needed to accommodate the charging equipment. In extreme cases, an electric service upgrade to your home may be required. In that case, your utility company may have to perform work required to supply the additional electric load. Your licensed electrician should be able to identify problems and work with your utility to address them.Continue Reading →