Installation of your electric charging station
Thinking of buying an electric car? Would you like to upgrade from a Level 1 to a Level 2 charging station?
More and more electric cars are on the road in Quebec. In addition to government subsidies, there are now many public electric charging stations on the “circuit électrique au Québec”.
If you have or are thinking of buying an electric car, it is essential to have a fast-charging station at home or at work. A 240-volt fast charger for your car will give you more autonomy.
All electrical work in Quebec, including the installation of an electric charging station, must be done by a master electrician. This person must be licensed by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.
Installation of a 240-volt charging station (Level 2)
See the characteristics of the level 2 charging station
To install a 240-volt circuit, your electrical panel must have sufficient capacity. It is therefore necessary to ensure that it is appropriate and safe.
This may result in additional work if it is not the case. This will be verified during the inspection of your property or business by one of our electricians. So before doing the work, he will;
- Confirm with you the level of charging to be chosen according to your needs and what type of charging stations are offered according to your needs;
- Calculate the electrical load of your input to determine if the remaining energy is sufficient;
- Calculate the power of the electrical source and the voltage drop;
- If the power of the circuit is insufficient, he will suggest possible options to supply your charging station;
- Check with you the location of the charging station and choose the right size of wiring.
We suggest that you have the charging station installed before you purchase your electric vehicle.
Quality installation above all
Buying your own charging station?
You can purchase your own charging station online or from a car dealer and contact us afterwards.
However, we still recommend that you contact us if possible before purchasing your charging station. You will then have the opportunity to purchase your charging station from us.
Why? Not only will it be offered to you at the same price, but we will also be able to better guide you in your choice. Additionally, we offer you a guarantee on the installation.
For example, if you buy your terminal on the internet and it fails. Even if your terminal is still under warranty, you will have to pay a master electrician to dismantle it before returning it to the manufacturer.
Is it possible to get financial assistance?
The Roulez vert program of the Government of Quebec, offers financial assistance to the owner or long-term lessee of an electric vehicle. This assistance is for the purchase and installation of a home charging station by a master electrician.
The refund applies to the installation of a 240-volt charging station (Level 2). The maximum reimbursement is $600. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on this subject.
Here are 2 useful links for the Energy Transition of Québec website.