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Most electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid owners decide to have a 240V charging station installed in front of their home. Here is some advice for those who are interested in this option.

Particularity of multi-unit residential buildings

If you own or live in a multi-unit residential building, you should be aware that installing a charging station in the parking area of the building is a relatively big project. We suggest that you consult the guide Electric Vehicle Charging For Multi-Unit Residential Buildings Ce lien ouvre dans une nouvelle fenêtre. produced by Hydro-Québec to help you in making your decision.

Availability of stations

Currently, there are many suppliers of 240V charging stations suitable for home use that are located in Québec and elsewhere in North America. It is easy for an individual to purchase one from a distributor or dealer or directly from the manufacturer. You can find them on the Internet or by contacting your dealer.

If you have purchased a new electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid, you can take advantage of a rebate of up to $600 towards the purchase of a 240V charging station at your home.

Having the station installed by an electrician

The Québec Construction Code requires electrical work to be carried out by an electrical contractor licensed by Régie du Bâtiment du Québec.

During the preliminary inspection, an electrician can check whether your home’s electrical panel has sufficient capacity to support a new 240V circuit or if it requires additional work.

Cost estimate: purchase and installation

The price for a 240V charging station can vary between $600 and $1,300, and installation costs can vary from $400 to $1,100 (before taxes). On average, it costs $1,500 for the charging station and its installation.

These costs may be higher if you need to upgrade your electrical panel or run underground cables.

Do not hesitate to get more than one quote to make sure you are paying a reasonable price.

Cost estimate: usage

It costs approximately $1 for a full charge. If the vehicle only needs a partial charge, it will cost less.

If the vehicle is mostly charged at home every night, the annual energy cost is estimated at $300 (for 20,000 km per year).


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