Get your EV home charging station installed

After determining which electrical vehicle to purchase, the next step is getting an at-home charging station set up.

Step 1: Determine what type of charging station would work best for your EV and home.

Step 2: Contact SRP at (602) 236-8888 for information about electrical service requirements, metering and the right price plan for you.

Ask the customer service representative:

  • Do I need home electrical upgrades?
  • How will it impact my energy usage?
  • Would the EV price plan be a good fit?

Step 3: Install the charging station you have selected.

SRP recommends hiring a licensed electrician to install your charging station. When consulting with the electrician, be sure to ask the following:

  • Do I need to upgrade my electrical panel?
  • Is ventilation required?
  • What is the charging level?
  • How much does installation cost?
  • When will it be completed?
  • Will they submit all required permits and oversee inspections if required by the city?
    NOTE: permitting and inspection requirements vary by city. Check with your local municipality for more information.

Types of at-home EV charging stations

Pure battery electric vehicles and faster, higher-voltage charging methods may require a home electrical panel upgrade in addition to a dedicated 240-volt circuit.

Level 1 (120 volts)

  • It uses the standard 120-volt outlet that typically won't require you to make modifications to your electric panels or home wiring. Confirm that your home's electrical panel is at least 15 or 20-amp, single pole by consulting with a licensed electrician.
  • Most plug-in hybrid electric vehicles take four to six hours to fully charge.
  • A battery electric vehicle takes 12 to 24 hours to fully charge.

Level 2 (240 volts)

  • It increases the charge power two to four times and decreases the typical full charge time for a battery electric vehicle to four to eight hours.
  • It will likely require a new dedicated circuit from the electric panel to a wall location near the EV parking spot.
  • Consult with a licensed electrician to verify that your home has a two-pole 30 to 50-amp electrical circuit breaker panel.

DC fast charging (400 volts)

  • It is the fastest charging method available.
  • Some vehicles can charge in as little as 15 minutes, depending on the battery type.

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