EV charging station cost is roughly $400 to $1,600 (installation only) depending on your geographic location. Charging station cost is roughly $200 to $800 for the charger itself, but prices can vary depending on the type of charger and the desired charging speed.
The costs on this page represent a combination of 1) sample of costs provided to us by EV charging station contractors around the country and 2) research done by our staff. To get a more precise estimate, we recommend that you request a quote from local EV charger installers near you.
EV charging station cost is roughly $400 to $1,600 (installation only) depending on your geographic location. Installation costs can also vary based on the type of outlet required, which is generally either 120 volts or 240 volts.
Charging station cost (installation labor only) based on the voltage requirements:
Charging station cost for 120-volt outlet: $400 to $950.
Charging station cost for 240-volt outlet: $750 to $1600.
These estimates are rounded. These installation costs do not include the cost of the charger itself. The upper end of these ranges does include expensive geographic locations.
There are many things to consider when you are planning your EV charger installation. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Methods Used to Prepare Charging Station Cost Estimates
EV charger installation is usually quoted based on the time and materials required. The contractor will discuss different charging speeds and voltage requirements. If electricity needs to be run to a different area of your home or the electrical work needs to be upgraded, the contractor will factor that into the quoted price. If you are interested finding out how much it will cost to install an EV charger in your area, Request a Price Quote.
Reasons for EV Charger Price Variances
EV charging station contractors use a combination of methods to evaluate and price projects. They take several factors into consideration that impact the cost of the project, including:
Voltage. Energy (typically measured in volts) is one of the primary cost considerations. Some home EV chargers can be plugged into a standard 120-volt, but they tend to charge much slower. It may take longer than 24 hours to charge up the battery significantly. An EV charger with 240-volt capabilities will be more expensive, but their charging speeds are much greater.
Electrical work. If you choose a charger that requires a 240-volt outlet, additional electrical work may be required. This would come at an additional cost.
Cable length. Charging cables that can reach longer distances may increase the cost of installing the charger.
Geography. If you are in a high-cost area or in an area that is difficult to reach (more travel time), then costs will generally be higher.