A Blog by Ron Groves, Plug’n Drive’s Manager of Education and Outreach One of the thrills of being an early adopter is the adventure of pioneering something new! Five years ago, the first electric and plug-in hybrid cars came to the…
How much do charging stations cost?
Most residential stations range from $800 to $1,200 to purchase. The installation cost varies from case to case, but, on average, will cost $800-$1,000 in parts and labour. The best thing to do is contact an electrician and have them provide a quote. British Columbia, Ontario and Québec have government incentive programs for the purchase and installation of a home charging station. Visit Incentives for more information.
Public charging stations fall under two categories: Networked and Non-Networked. Networked stations have internet connections and allow the owner to control access to the station, charge a fee for service and print usage/maintenance reports among other features. They range from $8,000-$10,000 to purchase. Non-Networked units do not have internet connections and cannot be controlled. They range from $2,000-$4,000 to purchase.
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