Guide to Home EV Charger Installation in Florida
Electric vehicles are growing more popular by the day. Although electric vehicles made up just 3% of car sales worldwide in 2021, forecasts from Bloomberg estimate that it will jump to 58%, and EVs will make up almost a third of all cars on the road. For Florida residents, now is the time to take advantage of incentives to install a home EV charger and reap the benefits of charging an electric vehicle at home. Here’s everything you need to know about installing an EV charger in your Florida home.
Requirements and Incentives for Florida Home EV Chargers
EV chargers come in three levels of charging:
- Level 1 charging uses a 120-volt power supply to charge 3 to 5 miles of range per hour.
- Level 2 charging uses a 208- to 240-volt supply to charge 12 to 80 miles of range per hour.
- Level 3 charging from 400- to 900-volt supplies recharge EVs between 3 and 20 miles per minute.
Few homes are built and zoned to handle Level 3 charging, so Florida homeowners typically choose a Level 2 charger to get the most efficient charging experience.
The most enticing incentive for Floridians to buy an EV and have a charger installed is the federal EV tax credit which can reach up to $7,500. Other incentives include:
- Florida Statute 163.08 allows homeowners to get funding or other financial support from the local government to install EV home chargers.
- The Jacksonville Electric Authority gives customers a $7 monthly rebate to charge their EVs at night and on weekends.
- Kissimmee Utility Authority offers central Florida residents $100 in rebates for buying an EV and another $100 for installing a home EV charger.
- The Orlando Utilities Commission offers $200 rebates for buying or leasing an EV.
With these incentives on the table, installing an EV charger has never been more affordable.
The EV Charger Installation Process
When it comes to EV charger installation, there are a few requirements:
- You must have Wi-Fi for most charger features.
- You must own your home or get explicit permission from your landlord.
- You need off-street parking in the form of a driveway or garage.
When you make an appointment for installation, you can expect to go through the following steps:
- Confirm the charger placement based on your home’s power supply and where you park your EV.
- The installer will attach the charger to the wall and shut off power for a safe connection.
- The installer will connect the new EV charger to your home’s Wi-Fi, allowing for future updates and features like energy use reports.
- The installer will review how to use the charger and answer any questions.
The process can take under three hours with an expert installer and adequate preparation.
Why Choose David Gray?
At David Gray, we strive to provide an exceptional service experience backed by highly trained technicians and the most recent technology. When you call us to install an EV charger in your Florida home, you can rest assured we’ll make the process simple, from selecting your equipment to the professional installation by our team. With our upfront, honest pricing and vast knowledge of EV tax credits and incentives, we’ll ensure you get the best deal on the best charger for your needs.