EV Charger

EV Charger Purchase and Installation

Exciting times! You’ve recently purchased your new electric vehicle (EV) and are anxious to get everything set up. Congratulations on your contribution to a more sustainable green future. Now what? A1 is your one-stop shop to getting your new electric vehicle charged up and ready to go! We will get you on the road, we promise!

All electrical work and A1 installations are performed by ECRA/ESA Licensed Electricians. You don’t have to worry. Your safety and the correct operation of your EV charging system is our first priority. You can count on us.

Rest assured, A1 will take care of all your EV charging needs no matter the type of electric vehicle. We do Tesla, Chevy Volt, Chevy Bolt, Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Leaf EV charger installations and many others. Everything is taken care of from purchasing the EV charger for your vehicle (except for Tesla chargers which are provided with your vehicle), to setting up your EV charger installation at your home or business.

Electric vehicles have different levels and types of charging that use different voltages (Volts) and amperages (Amps) to run. There are three levels of charging for EVs (see chart below). Level 1 and 2 are used for at-home charging. Most electric vehicles (EV) come with a level 1 charger. This style of charger will plug into any standard 120V outlet with the other end being plugged into your vehicle.

Most of our customers upgrade to the level 2 charger. A licensed electrician is required to help with this setup as this charger needs to be plugged into a 240V outlet, the same type of plug used for a dryer or stove. This charger can be installed in your garage or in the area where you park your car.

Level 1, 2 and 3 Charging at a Glance

What are the benefits of getting a Level 2 Charger?

Faster charging times

cut your charging times in half vs using a level 1 charger. Depending on your vehicle, you can get a full charge in 3-8 hours.

Future proof

As electric vehicle technology evolves; batteries will evolve to have greater capacity. The greater the capacity, the longer it will take to charge. Stay ahead of the curve and upgrade to a level 2 charger now.

Better battery health

Some car manufacturers state that use of your level 1 provided charger is for occasional use only and that level 2 chargers are recommended. Check your owner’s manual for more details.

Still deciding on what type of charger to buy?

A1 can provide you with a good choice of high-quality chargers. There are several level 2 charging options to choose from. We have licensed electricians who are qualified to do the appropriate installations and we will even help you apply for your Ontario government rebate for upgrading.

Already purchased your OEM approved EV charger?

Our licenced A1 electricians can help

We work as quickly as we can but it takes about four hours to install an EV charger. We can supply and install your charger without the need for additional equipment. However, installation requires a dedicated line to your electrical panel whether we install it in your garage or outside. All work is professionally performed to adhere to the ESA guidelines.

We even supply the permits for your convenience.

Why hire an electrician to install an EV charger?

Electrical work can be dangerous and is always best left to a Licensed Electrician with the expertise, equipment and training to do the job safely. We can do that!

Using a licensed electrician is a requirement to be eligible for installation rebates in Ontario (when available).

See below the many reasons to hire a licensed electrician to install your level 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) car charger:

  • When looking to hire an electrical contractor in Toronto, it is important to ensure that they are ESA/ECRA licensed and WSIB insured. This will safeguard against any unfortunate accidents and ensure you have the right person working on your equipment
  • You will need an assessment of associated requirements (outlet upgrade or panel upgrade)
  • All solutions must meet eligibility requirements for installation rebate in Ontario (when available) • You will get professional assistance in submitting rebate for purchase and installation of your charger
  • It is important to get the right recommendation that is appropriate and the best convenient location for your charger
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