Electric Vehicle Charging with
Absolute Electrical Contracting & Design is a proud partner of Qmerit, and also specializes in electric vehicle (EV) charging station installs for your home, commercial space, or multifamily property. Our team of experts can help you install all manufacturers' EV charger models (including Tesla). We are experienced in helping owners design a sustainable, money-saving power management plan that includes:
Battery backup (with/without AC or DC generator backup)
Solar re-powering systems
EnelX EV Chargers
Clipper Creek EV Chargers
PlugShare EV Chargers
How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?
AC Level 1
Varies based on car and location, but typically adds about 4 miles per hour and takes about 8-16 hours to fully charge.
AC Level 2
The most common home-charging option; adds 20-30 miles per hour and takes 6-8 hours to fully charge full EV cars, and less than 1 hour to fully charge most plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
Also known as DC fast charging; adds 40-50+ miles per hour depending on kW power of the charge unit and can charge 80% of your battery in as low as 30 minutes.
Tesla Superchargers charge at a rate of 250kW, or 75 miles in 5 minutes. Superchargers are available to Tesla customers only.
How do electric vehicles work?Electric cars use electricity stored in a battery pack to power the electric motor. Since battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are run entirely on electricity, they are also called all-electric vehicles. While electric vehicles don’t produce tailpipe pollution, the electricity they use could be produced from a coal- or gas-powered power plant. UCSUSA research shows that battery electric cars that charge off the gas-dominated grid still produce less pollution than their gas-powered counterparts, while BEVs powered by renewable energy sources are virtually emission free.
How much should I expect to pay for installing a home charger?An electric car charging station starts around $499, with installation costs between $300-$1,000 depending on the charger and electrical upgrades required. ClipperCreek, Leviton, Bosch, ChargePoint, eMotoWerks, Delta, and Siemens offer home charging stations. NYS and PSEGLI have incentives for charging stations. The current PSEGLI rebate is $500- about half the cost of an installed charger.
How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?Electricity costs 21 cents/kWh at your home if you live on Long Island or New York City. With solar panels you could pay as low as 8 cents/kWh, taking into account the levelized cost of energy. Charging at a public station could cost up to twice as much as home with all-in rates of up to 50 cents/kWh or more due to hourly rates/charge fees.
What incentives are available for electric vehicles?There is a federal tax credit for $2,500-$7,500 per new EV purchase, lowering the upfront cost of buying the vehicle. New York’s Charge NY initiative offers a Drive Clean Rebate of up to $2,000 for new car purchases or leases. E-ZPass offers a special 10% discount to Hybrid vehicles getting at least 45 to the gallon and meeting super ultra-low emissions vehicle (SULEV) standards. Visit e-zpassny.com for a list of eligible EVs.
What is workplace charging and how does it work?Workplace charging provides a reliable opportunity for commuters to own and drive EVs without worrying about the hassle of finding public charging stations.
What incentives are available for installing solar panels? Are there financing options available?The federal government, NYS, and NYC all have unique incentives available to go solar. For most solar customers, these incentives can cover up to 50% or more of the total system cost. When it comes to paying for your system, you can lease, finance, or purchase it with cash.
How much can I expect to save on my utility bill using solar energy?A solar system will pay for itself in just 4-7 years if the homeowner purchases them with cash. A homeowner who finances or leases their system can expect immediate savings and upwards of $100,000 over the life of their system.
What is the difference between leasing and owning solar panels?When purchasing solar panels, whether with cash or through a loan, you will own your system. When leasing solar panels, the solar installation company will own your system. While both purchasing methods have their own advantages, it’s important to know that if you lease your solar panels you are not eligible for any solar incentives and are often locked into a long-term lease.
How does solar energy work?Solar technology converts sunlight into energy through photovoltaic panels. This energy can be used to generate electricity used to power your home.
How much should I expect to pay for installing solar panels?In New York, the cost of solar projects is typically between $10,000 and $25,000 depending on preference and energy needs. Cost varies based on regional incentives, system size, aesthetic preferences, energy needs, and local codes, among other factors.
If you're a homeowner, are you looking to charge your electrical vehicle overnight so it's ready for the day ahead? Installing an electric vehicle charging station in your garage or outdoors can help make your experience with the technology easy and efficient!
For Hotels, Marinas, Shopping Centers, Strip Malls, Golf Courses, Casinos/OTB
Installing EV charging stations offers property owners and managers an opportunity to cater to the needs of EV drivers, differentiate their property, increase bookings, and attract clientele.
Complexes, HOAs, 55 and Older Housing Communities, Nursing Homes
Housing complex EV chargers can be the primary charging point for drivers who will be spending a significant amount of time on site, and can provide flexibility and relieve range anxiety for owners and renters.
Super Charge Available for Public Access Sites, Gas Stations, Villages, Parks, Rec Centers
Installing EV charging stations offers property owners and managers an opportunity to cater to the needs of EV drivers, differentiate their property, and attract clientele.
Rebates & Incentives
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Solar/Battery/EV Charging/Generator package discounts available
Financing available for all projects
Rebates available for green products
Discounted maintenance agreements for all products