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How much do an EV charger and installation cost?

October 7, 2022

In this blog, we will answer the question of how much cost installing EV chargers in for residential and commercial purposes. EV chargers vary in size, speed and features. Choosing the right EV charger could be an easy task and we are here to help you with.

Types of EV Chargers and Their Costs

Level 1 Chargers: These chargers use a standard household outlet (Single phase and 10Amps) and are the slowest charging option. They are often included with the purchase of an EV and are the most affordable option. However, they may not be suitable for everyone due to their slower charging speed. Taking over 48 hours to fully charge your EV. 

Level 2 Chargers Cost AC Chargers: Operating on 3 phase power, Level 2 chargers offer faster charging times and are a popular choice for residential, fleets and owners corporations installations, and they are the best value EV chargers.  Their cost varies based on power output and additional features, ranging from a few $799 to $1,600. The main difference are connectivity like 4G, WIFI and Bluetooth. Also, Solar optimisation is key if you have a Solar System. Lastly, if you are trying to get reimbursement or chargers user for the consumption of energy you will need a MID meter certified charger.

Level DC Fast Chargers: These high-powered chargers are usually found at public charging stations along highways and offer rapid charging for long trips. Due to their sophisticated technology, they are the most expensive option and can cost over $50K per unit.

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Level 2 Chargers AC Chargers comes in two main version Un-Tethered (Just socket) and Tethered (with cable)

Another key part of understanding what charger you require is understanding your power supply capability either Single phase(1 switch at the main) or 3 Phase (3 switches at main).

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Making an Informed Decision

When considering the cost of EV chargers, it’s essential to align your choice with your usage patterns and requirements:

Assess Your Needs: Determine your daily driving habits, including distance traveled and typical routes. This will help you decide the optimal charging speed and type of charger for your situation.

Budget: Set a budget that encompasses both the charger’s cost and potential installation expenses. Keep in mind that while a higher upfront cost may seem steep, it could save you money in the long run if it meets your charging needs efficiently.

Future-proof EV charging investments: Consider future developments in EV technology. Investing in a slightly more expensive charger with a higher power output, higher quality and customer service might provide more flexibility.

Install chargers with professionals: If you are looking for EV charging solutions for your home or organisation, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@beyondev.com.au.We can provide personalised recommendations based on your site’s electrical infrastructure and requirements explore the feasibility of your project.  We hope you found the information provided insightful and practical.How much does an ev charger cost? 
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