EV Charger Installation
NWES installs and services EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment). Get an estimate today for an electric vehicle charger for a residential, commercial or fleet site in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Woodinville, Bothell, Kenmore, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Lake Forest Park, Edmonds, Everett, Marysville, Snohomish County, Mercer Island, Renton, Tukwila, Burien, Greater Eastside and throughout King County.
-When you purchase an electric vehicle, it means no more burning fossil fuels, no more carbon emissions, no more filling up your gas tank, and very low maintenance. But you still need a supply of electricity to recharge your battery.
As an expert electrical firm, NWES has extensive experience with different electric vehicle charger installations and services in the Seattle area.
Use the Get Free Estimate button to describe your car, site and if you already purchased the charging equipment.
EV Charger Brands for Home Charging
Purchase a Level 2 charging unit for a 240-volt outlet to speed up your charge as compared to the 110-volt cord unit that comes with your car. Hire NWES to hard-wire your charger to your electric breaker panel. Here are some brands. This list is not all-inclusive.
Public, Commercial, Or Fleet
EV charging is a powerful attraction for customers at restaurants, retail shops, workplaces, condos, and apartments. Site owners want to keep customers in the stores longer and appeal to those who drive electric.
NWES is well prepared to handle your Public, Commercial, or Fleet EV Charging Project whether you seek a bank of Level 2 chargers to serve your customers or employees OR a more powerful DC Fast Charge. Use the Get Free Estimate form to tell us about your site and goals for our electric vehicle charging services in Seattle and surrounding areas.
Pictured above: Tesla hired NWES to install a bank of Tesla EV Chargers at Ballard Blocks in Seattle.
EV Charger Brands for Commercial or Workplace Charging
For commercial sites, explore these websites to learn more and help define your goals. Each one offers various ways to track billing or charging to accounts. Then when you need an electrician to evaluate your site or for electric vehicle charger installation, contact us for a free estimate.
Why Go Electric?
- Why Make the Switch to Plugin Electric Vehicle? from Plug In America
- Understanding Electric Vehicle Charging from Plug In America
- Tacoma Power offers a good explanation of plug types
- Video about how plug in electric vehicles work – From the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Guide to existing US Federal Tax Credits and Incentives for Plug-In Electric Vehicles
Electricity As Fuel
When you switch to a plug-in electric vehicle, you save on fuel and stop emitting toxic tailpipe pollutants thus improving air quality for everyone. You reduce your carbon footprint and enjoy a quiet, high-performance ride. If you are already driving electric, we thank you! If you are not yet, please pledge that your next vehicle will be electric.
Level 1 Charging: Each Electric Vehicle comes with a cord that can be plugged into any existing 110v wall outlet for a slow charge. The cord can travel with you for use at another location where a 110v outlet is available. Getting to “full” depends on how far down the battery was when you plugged in. It can take 8 to 12 hours for a full charge if starting near empty.
Level 2 Charging: Most people want the reliability of a faster charge that comes with a 240v Level 2 charger. With a Level 2 (medium) speed charger, it usually takes 4 to 6 hours to recharge the car battery, usually overnight, for use the next day. A Level 2 charger needs to be purchased separately from the car and can be hard-wired by a licensed electrician to meet code standards.
You have options for brands, speeds, and styles of Level 2 Chargers. See the list of brands on this page and check out the links to your utility. Northwest Electric and Solar in Seattle is happy to offer electric vehicle installation and will wire in your choice of charger and to offer advice.
Speedy to Install: Installation of a Level 2 charger takes only a few hours.
SAE J1772 connector: This is the car-end of the cord used to charge a plug-in electric vehicle. With the exception of Tesla, most electric cars sold in Washington use this style connector. Tesla comes with an adapter so Tesla vehicles may charge on any charging station. The SAE J1772 plug can be used in either a Level 2 charger or a DC fast charger. No adaptor is needed to charge using a typical home outlet.
Cord Length: We highly recommend a cable (cord) that is 25 feet long to allow the car to be plugged in facing forward or backed in.
On-Screen View: The charge level of the battery can be checked onscreen inside the car as well as using the charger’s mobile app.
Cell Phone App Control: Many chargers offer the option of wifi connect feature so that you can control when your car charges via the app on your phone, provided the charger is within range of your home wireless router.
Outdoor Rated: The charger can be installed on an exterior wall, interior wall, or pedestal near parking. Some are even portable. Closer to the breaker panel keeps the cost of the electric vehicle charger installation in Seattle lower compared to farther away. If you want it outdoors, make sure the charger is rated for outdoors.
Safety: NWES does it right the first time! We have often been hired to replace EV chargers that were not correctly installed. We have discovered melted outlets and components. When NWES installs a Residential or Commercial Level 2 Charging Station, it will be permitted, installed to code, and inspected. Electrical inspection must occur within 14 days of installation and you must be present to allow access to your site’s breaker panel and charger.
Level 3: Direct Current Fast Charge (DC Fast Charge): These chargers are professional-grade higher voltage chargers that can fully charge a car in under an hour. In most instances, a car’s owner must pay to use these charging stations, unless the stations are provided as a service by an employer, business, utility, or government agency, or purchased as a service with the car. NWES is capable of installing Fast Chargers.
Use the Get Free Estimate button to describe your project and how many chargers you need, , so we can get an idea of the electric vehicle charger services you are looking for in Seattle. Be sure to tell us your EV (model, year, battery size) and any preference you may have for a brand of electrical charger.