Installing EV Chargers For Your Home

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:


  • Hire a Licensed Electrical Contractor

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.

  • Obtain a permit

Make sure the contractor obtains a permit from the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) prior to starting the installation.

  • Use certified equipment

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.

  • Request an electrical panel upgrade

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:

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