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Charging Equipment Costs

The costs for buying and installing charging equipment will vary depending on the charging equipment you select, the permitting fees for your area and the configuration of your home. Remember that incentives may be available to help offset the cost of home charging equipment and installation.

Level 1 (120-volt)
Level 1 home charging simply requires access to a standard household outlet (with available capacity). A Level 1 portable charging device is standard equipment sold with a new PEV. 

Level 2 (240-volt)
Level 2 charging equipment requires that you buy and install Level 2 equipment, which together cost around $1,500 for a typical California household.

Buying Charging Equipment

Charging equipment is now available from a variety of vendors and can cost between $500 and $1,100 today, but this is expected to decline over time, with higher volume production.  Here are some resources for finding charging equipment:


There are also package pricing through your autodealer for an EVSE and its installation, for a standard home:


Installing Charging Equipment

Installation costs range from a few hundred dollars to over $2,000 depending on the age of the home, the home’s total electrical capacity and existing electrical loads.  Each home is different, so installation costs will vary according to circumstances.

  • In California, permit costs for home EVSE installations vary widely – the average permit cost is about $200, but permits can range from $50 - $600.

  • Learn more about the process for installing a charger.

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