EV Charger Installation

State Sales Tax Exempt (ends 7-1-2025)

Electric Vehicle Supple Equipment (EVSE) which includes residential or commercial EV chargers is exempt from State Sales Tax in Washington.

NWES does not provide tax assistance or forms. Please consult your tax advisor.

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Federal Tax Credit (ends 12-31-2020)

Commercial: The alternative fuel infrastructure credit has been renewed through December 31, 2020. Commercial EV charging station owners can receive credit for 30% of the cost on stations and installation, up to $30,000.

Residential: Consumers who purchase qualified residential fueling equipment prior to December 31, 2020, may receive a tax credit of up to $1,000.


See IRS Form 9011

NWES does not provide tax assistance or forms. Please consult your tax advisor.

NWES installs and services EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment). Get an estimate today for installation of 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.


EV charger installation in Seattle and Greater Eastside

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 installing all types of EV chargers.

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 not all inclusive.


Public, Commercial Or Fleet


EV charger installation in Seattle and Greater Eastside

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.

Pictured above: City of Kenmore hired NWES to install this Blink public charger at The Hangar in Kenmore

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 to install your system, contact us for a free estimate.


Contact Your Utility

Your utility offers advice and assistance to help you charge your plug-in electric vehicle. Many utilities currently offer special discounts on charging equipment.



WA STATE: Infrastructure, including EV charging equipment purchase and installation, is state sales tax exempt. This exemption expires July 1, 2025.

FEDERAL: When you purchase at new electric vehicle that is one of the first 200,000 qualified EVs per manufacturer, you are eligible in a federal income tax credit up to $7500 on the vehicle. Separately, (through 12-31-2020) you may earn a federal tax credit for the EVSE.



NWES does not provide tax assistance. Please consult your tax advisor. 

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Electricity As Fuel

When you switch to a plug-in electric vehicle, you save on fuel and stop emitting toxic tailpipe pollutants thus improve 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 and in the more info section. Northwest Electric and Solar is happy to install and wire in your choice of charger and to offer advice.

EV charger installation in Seattle and Greater Eastside WA

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 the charger’s mobile app.

Cell Phone App Control: Many chargers offer the option of a 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 installation cost lower compared to farther away. If you want it outdoors, make sure the charger is rated for outdoors.

EV charger installation in Seattle and Greater Eastside WA


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 the 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. Be sure to tell us your EV (model, year, battery size) and any preference you may have for brand of electrical charger.


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