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EV Charger FAQs

June 19, 2024 by VCT Group

Do I need to have a permit to install an EV charger at my home?

Yes! In Ontario, if you’re hiring someone to do electrical work in your home, by law, it must be a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC) with an ECRA/ESA license. Unlicensed or unpermitted work is simply not worth the risk. The ESA inspector will confirm that the installation meets the safety standards and that the energy used by the EV charger does not exceed the capacity of the service panel at your residence. 


Does my house have enough power to charge an electric vehicle?

Absolutely! Electric vehicles can be charged at your home and can use either Level 1 or Level 2 charging. It all depends on how you use your vehicle and what charger suits you best. Consult our team to learn more about installing an electric vehicle charger and assessing your home’s electrical capacity. 


Is it difficult to find a compatible EV charger in public? 

There’s a wide network of public charging stations available and many EVs have built in navigation or apps that will help you find nearby charging locations that are compatible with your vehicle. Many EV drivers stop at amenities or attractions that feature charging stations so they can grab a quick charge while they explore!