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EV Charger

Average Lifespan

10-15 years

An EV charger lets you charge your electric vehicle up to 2-3 times faster than plugging into a standard outlet. EV Chargers may require installation of a 240V outlet.

To take up less space on your electrical panel, get a charger with adjustable amps (e.g. 20A to 40A).

Incentives and Costs

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Tax Credit

$1,000

Depending on location

Tax credit only applicable in rural or low-income communities.

An EV charger pulls electricity from your home and delivers it to an electric vehicle, just like any other appliance or device you charge by plugging into the wall. Most residential EV chargers will be “Level 2,” meaning that they pull electricity from a 240V outlet and can fully charge your electric vehicle overnight. “Level 3” chargers, most often found in public locations and along highways, can charge your EV in as little as 20 minutes.

Tax credit only applicable in rural or low-income communities.

Rural: this means that it's not urban. Urban areas are defined by the census here. Low-income: the term “low-income community” means any population census tract if one the following applies:

  • The poverty rate for such tract is at least 20 percent
  • In the case of a tract not located within a metropolitan area, the median family income for such tract does not exceed 80 percent of statewide median family income
  • In the case of a tract located within a metropolitan area, the median family income for such tract does not exceed 80 percent of the greater of statewide median family income or the metropolitan area median family income
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How does it work?

An EV charger pulls electricity from your home and delivers it to an electric vehicle, just like any other appliance or device you charge by plugging into the wall. Most residential EV chargers will be “Level 2,” meaning that they pull electricity from a 240V outlet and can fully charge your electric vehicle overnight. “Level 3” chargers, most often found in public locations and along highways, can charge your EV in as little as 20 minutes.