How to Prep Your Home for an EV

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV charging at a home

If you’re looking to bring that EV home to Oneida, you need to prepare your home for an electric vehicle. From installing an electric vehicle home charger to finding an electric vehicle charging station on the road, Sun Chevrolet will help you plan through your transition to electric. And if you’re looking to get financed, you can apply for financing today with our team.



1. Decide on a Charging Type (AKA Charging Level)

If you haven’t looked into the different types of electric vehicle chargers, now is a good time to start. To refresh your memory, most home car charging systems are either Level 1 or Level 2 in Canastota. Here is some information for you:

  • Level 1 EV charging often takes days to fully charge an electric car.
  • Level 2 EV charging often takes several hours to fully charge an electric car. You can often get between 60-200 miles of range in just 20-30 minutes with Level 2 DC charging. For this reason, most people mix “top-off” charging during the day with overnight charging.

2. Ready Your Garage

If you haven’t cleaned out or organized your garage yet, this is the time to do it. Ensure that you get your garage ready for an electric vehicle before you take delivery on it. You’ll want to clean up clutter first if your garage has been used for a storage space.

3. Find Your Power Panel & Assess Consumption

The power panel in your home distributes the electricity throughout your building. It’s going to be rated for a maximum amount of current flow measured in amperes. Most new homes come with a 100-amp power panel. However, there will be an amperage rating printed on your circuit breaker.

4. Hire an Electrician

Now is the time to look for an electrician to install your electric vehicle charging station. An electric vehicle charging batteries needs the proper treatment from a professional, so check out your local electrician. They will give you an estimate on what installing your electric vehicle home charger will cost. It could be a few hundred or a few thousand if you need to upgrade your power panel.

5. Buy Your Charger & Have It Installed

Once you’ve got the electrician hired, you’ll want to research and purchase your EV charger. For any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out the team at Sun Chevrolet. We’re your go-to experts for all things EV-related.

Contact Sun Chevrolet to Learn More!

If you’re ready to make the transition to electric with a Chevy Bolt EV or similar model, we would be more than happy to help you. We’re Sun Chevrolet in Chittenango, and we’ve likely got a finance solution that’ll get you in the Chevy that’s perfect for you.


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