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EV Charger Installation

Atlanta area residents now have the option to have a home EV charger installed by the licensed electricians at TE Certified. Our electricians install EV chargers and Tesla home charging stations in and around Atlanta. This is a great option for those who are looking to add an EV charger to their home but are not sure how to do it themselves (this is not recommended). Our home EV charger installation service includes everything from determining the best location for the charger to installing it and testing it to make sure it works correctly. Our trained and licensed electricians are also available to answer any questions that you may have about your new home EV charger.

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TE Certified Electricians are Tesla recommended electricians for EV charger installation service in the Atlanta area and installing your Tesla home charger is our specialty. As your local Tesla-approved electrician, we can install a Tesla home charger for you quickly and efficiently. We also offer a wide range of Tesla accessories to make charging even easier. So if you’re looking for a Tesla home charger installer near Atlanta, look no further than our team of experts. We are also able to install level 2 EV chargers for other makes and models of EVs. Choose the top-rated local Atlanta Tesla-recommended electricians who are trained to install Tesla charging equipment. We adhere to strict quality, permitting and inspection requirements to properly and safely install your Level 2 home charging station at your home or business.

The cost to install an EV charging point in a home near Atlanta can range from 500 to 5000,000, depending on the type of charger and whether or not you need to install a new circuit.

The cost to install a Tesla charger in your home near Atlanta can range from 750. 5000,500. Installation pricing can vary depending on your home charging hardware and electrical system. Hire a Tesla approved EV charger installer like TE Certified.

The installation of an EV charger in your home will require the use of a dedicated circuit. If you don’t have enough room on any existing panels, then it may be necessary to install another one (sub-panel). Today’s electric vehicles are capable of being charged from a standard 120-volt circuit, which every home has but it’s not recommended because of the time required to charge your EV. Level 2 (240V) chargers are recommended.

Level 1 Plug-in Car Charging Stations

Many electric cars come equipped with chargers that work with typical 120V electrical receptacles. These chargers use less power so they will work on a basic circuit, but they take a much longer time to charge your electric vehicle than a “Quick Charging station.” Even if your car comes with a low-power charging option, you may want to consider using a dedicated 20 amp circuit to avoid tripping breakers or overloading circuits.

Level 2 (240V) Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers

Not all Level 2 chargers are the same, even though they all have the same plug configuration. A Level 2 Residential Home Charging Station uses 240 volt split phase power from your home’s main electrical panel to recharge your electric car in four to eight hours, depending on the type of station and vehicle. While all residential Level 2 chargers use the same voltage (a measure of electrical potential), the amount of power transferred to your car per hour can vary depending on the amperage (a measure of electrical strength). Some chargers, like the Leviton Evr-Green 160, are rated for only 20 amps at 240 volts, while the Evr-green 320 model can handle twice that amount. Also, some vehicles like the Tesla Model S, can use a variety of Level 2 charging options. As a rule, the higher the amperage of a charging station the faster it will charge your car. The drawback of the larger chargers is that they require a little more effort and upfront cost in the installation. Larger chargers need more available power at your electrical panel and a larger sized circuit run from the electrical panel to the car charger.

Installing Your Electric Vehicle Charger

  • We will verify your vehicle type.
  • We will check your electrical panel and verify the available power.
  • We will also verify that we have the right charger for you based on the specifications and your home’s layout.

The benefit to hiring a TE Certified Electrician is that we can install any type of charging station because we are independent electricians. We are also the number one recommended electrician in Atlanta by Tesla Motors.

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  • If you have already purchased a charger, we can install it for you.
  • If you have not selected a car charger, we can help you find the right brand and model that fits your needs.

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TE Certified Electricians is Atlanta’s trusted choice for EV charger installation. We’ll guide you through the process of having a fast, safe, easily accessible, and reliable EV charger installed in your home.

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Our mission is to make your home safe and comfortable. We want to help you solve your electrical, plumbing, and heating air problems while guarding against safety hazards. In short, we want to use our abilities as electricians, plumbers, and heating and air technicians to make your home as comfortable and safe as possible.


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EOFY: BMW Australia introduces electric Power Pack offer


  • BMW offers ‘Power Pack’ bundle for iX3, iX xDrive40
  • Free wall box charging station, six-years servicing, trade-in bonus
  • Must be ordered and delivered before June 30

Headlining the package is the third-generation BMW Wallbox charger capable of outputting up to 7.4kW single-phase or 22kW three-phase AC power, IP65 housing water and dust protection, and a 5-metre Type 2 to Type 2 portable cable included.

Additionally, new customers will also receive a six-year, unlimited kilometre pre-paid servicing package and a 5000 bonus for trading in a vehicle.

It’s worth noting that Australian buyers will have to cover installation costs, despite New Zealand buyers benefiting from a 1500 installation subsidy.

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The offer applies to buyers of a new or demonstrator BMW iX3 and iX xDrive40, who ordered between January 1 to 30 June, 2023 – and must be delivered by the latter date.

While other BMW electric models were left out of the deal – including the iX1 small SUV, i4 liftback, higher-end variants of the iX large SUV, and i7 limousine – all EVs from the Bavarian automaker do still include a five-year subscription to the nationwide Chargefox public charging network.

This isn’t the first time a luxury car brand has tempted buyers into an EV, arriving as just the latest enticement in a competitive market.

South Korean marque Genesis already offers the choice of a free five-year Chargefox charging subscription or a 7.2kW single-phase AC wall box charger (including standard installation fees) with the purchase of any new EV model.

Meanwhile, Japanese carmaker Lexus provides three years of free Chargefox fast DC charging, an ABB 7kW AC wall charger with installation by Jet Charge, a Type 2 to Type 2 cable, and limited redemptions for valet parking and its On Demand loan car service, as part of its Encore ownership program.

What Is The BMW i3’s Charger Type?

In the UK, there are only two EV charger types in use. One is for AC charging, which slow and fast chargers use, and the other is for DC charging, which is for Rapid and ultra-Rapid charging.

The AC connector that the BMW i3 uses is the Type 2 connector, often called the Mennekes. The BMW i3’s Type 2 charger can charge the car at a rate of up to 11 kW. You can find the charging port on the right side of the car near the rear of the vehicle. This is the most used connector, and it can be used at any charging place, whether at home, work or a public charging point.

The BMW i3’s DC connector is the CCS, the most popular DC charger in the world. It can charge the car at a rate of up to 49 kW. It is a CCS 2, which means it’s connected to the Type 2 connector. You can find the charge point in the same place on the car as the AC connector. Rapid charging is only possible at charging stations.

How Long Does It Take To Charge A BMW i3?

Charging a BMW i3 is a reasonably simple task to do. All you have to do is plug it into a charging point; this can be a plug at home, a slow charger at work or a public charging spot.

Each of these options takes different times to charge you’re vehicle fully. Factors beyond charger speed can affect how long it takes to charge your EV, such as car temperature, ambient temperature, in-vehicle energy loads, battery life and battery condition.

Below we have collected all the information you’ll need to understand how long it’ll take for your car to charge at the different speeds the BMW i3 charges at. Except for the Rapid 50 kW charger, all these times are for a 100% charge.

We’ve calculated only up to 80% charge for Rapid chargers as they slowly reduce kW usage before reaching 100% to protect battery life and maximise energy efficiency. This means that Rapid chargers don’t charge at a consistent rate, so it is unfair to compare them with the other chargers, which charge the entire charge at the same speed.

The BS 1363 Plug (3 Pin UK Plug Socket)

The BS 1363 is the standard 3-pin plug you have in your home. All BMW EVs come with a standard BMW charging cable that is 5 metres long, which you can plug into any 3-pin plug to charge your car.

This can be very useful if you live far away from a charging point. However, you should be careful not to use the 3-pin plug as a charger too regularly as it can damage your home wiring. Never charge your EV using an extension lead.

How Long Does It Take To Fully Charge?

The standard plug socket is the slowest option. It charges at around 3 kW per hour and would take around 14 hours to charge the BMW i3’s battery fully.

6 kW Charger

These chargers use the BMW i3’s Type 2 connector to charge. They’re slow chargers and are usually used by being left on for extended periods, for example, overnight. They can be found at home or work depending on if you’re workplace provides them.

If you want to have one at home, you should get a wall box charger installed at your home. These are rarely found at public charging points due to their low speed.

How Long Does It Take To Fully Charge?

It’s a slow charger, so it will not fully charge your EV quickly, although it is slightly faster than the plug socket. It’ll take around 12 hours to fully charge the BMW i3 using a 3.6 kW charger.

Step 3: Configure, Connect to Wi-Fi

Once the chargers were installed onto each wall and powered on, a few setup steps were required. Tesla chargers, like other brands, come with quickstart guides, which include codes for each charger. The electricians scanned the QR code, pulled up an app where they could configure them, and connected to Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi connectivity helps the chargers communicate, or manage the power supply between the two vehicles and the home’s overall load. When both cars are plugged in, they will charge at a lower rate. Once one car is unplugged, the remaining charger will increase its power until the other car is fully recharged.

And that’s it! Lucci now has two chargers, and likely an increased home value.

How Much Does It Cost to Install A Level 2 Charger?

After speaking with three electricians, 5000,000 seems to be the average cost: 500-800 for the charger itself, plus labor and additional supplies like wiring.

But that’s for the simplest scenario, where the electrical panel is close to the garage, the garage is attached to the home, and only one charger is being installed.

Lucci’s installation cost 4,400. She got multiple quotes prior to choosing Kapital Electric, one of which was 8,000. For her, the detached garage and additional charger drove the price up. Luckily, she did not need a circuit panel upgrade since the chargers monitor power to ensure they doesn’t exceed capacity, but panel upgrades are one of the most common reasons an installation bill may climb upward.

There have been jobs that go from 450,800 up to 3,000 or 4,000 for one charger in a single family home, usually because they need a panel upgrade, says Manny Amparano, an electrician at Tiger Electric (Opens in a new window) in EV-rich California. If you only have a 100 amp panel, and then you want to add a 50 amp charger in there, you may have to upgrade the panel and that’s pretty pricey. But if you already have a 200 amp panel in your home, you have enough space.

Are There Tax Rebates for Home Charger Installation?

The federal Inflation Reduction Act, passed in August 2022, provides a 30% credit (Opens in a new window) (up to 450,000) for home charger installation. There are also state incentives. Illinois, for example, reimburses (Opens in a new window) up to 80% of the cost of a home charger installation. You can find all EV-related rebates in your state here (Opens in a new window) (filter for EVs Tax Incentives, Rebates). It’s important to look closely at the details to confirm they will apply to your purchase.

It’s a very tricky landscape for the consumer to navigate, as discounts and rebates are offered by so many jurisdictions—federal, states—even counties, municipalities and certainly the utilities, says Qmerit CEO Tracy Price. They differ widely by jurisdiction and can seemingly pop up and expire overnight.

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