As electric vehicles (EV) become increasingly popular among Ontarians, EV charging stations are being installed in residential, commercial and industrial locations across the province.
If you are planning to install an EV charging station in your home, here are some important steps to follow:
An EV charger must be installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor in compliance with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code. Find or verify a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Make sure the contractor obtains a permit from the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) prior to starting the installation.
Confirm that all equipment is certified for use in Canada by a nationally recognized certification agency – CSA, cUL, cETL – or displays other certification marks approved by ESA.
Electric vehicles can use a lot of power which may be more than the average home electrical panel can handle. If you need a panel upgrade, contact Elexicon Energy:
Whitby – firstname.lastname@example.org
All other districts – email@example.com