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Buying an electric car? Talk to us—we’ve installed chargers in homes and condos all over Metro Vancouver. We’ll evaluate your home’s electrical system, show you a selection of chargers, give you a guaranteed quote—and then get the permit and do the installation. All in one visit.

Need financing? No worries, we can do that too.

Single-family homes

In many cases we can do the job in one visit—we’ll even bring a selection of chargers for you to choose from. Installing a home EV charger requires a permit, and we can take care of it, on the spot.

Condo owners

For some townhomes, we may be able to install your charger in one quick visit. If you need strata permission or a multi-family charging solution, we can take care of it. We can deal with you or strata management to find the best charging solution.

Strata councils

We’ve installed multi-unit chargers in small, mid-size and larger complexes all over Metro Vancouver. We can find the most economical and effective solution for your strata situation.

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All-in-one home EV charger installation

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Charger Table

We can install your pre-bought charger, or you can purchase one of the above Flo chargers from us.

For EV charger installation cost, please contact us.

FAQ

What kind of charger do I need? How do I determine the charger that’s right for my car?

Our blog, How to Choose the Right Home EV Charger can help you answer this question. If you’re still unsure, feel free to contact us

Are there rebates available for my EV charger?

This resource allows you to check for rebates in your specific area https://www.flo.com/en-CA/resources/drivers/incentives/.

How do I know if the wiring of my house is compatible with an EV charger?

The best way to determine this is to engage a professional electrician who can complete an inspection for you. 

However, if you’d like to look into it on your own, answering these questions will give you a good start:

  • How much current (amperage) will your EV need to charge?
  • What is the capacity of your existing electrical service panel (e.g., 100-Amp, 200-Amp, etc.)? 
  • Is there a 240-volt circuit installed and available to be used?
  • Is there room in the electrical service panel for a new 240-volt circuit breaker (it must be double-pole)?
  • Where will the charging station be installed?
Does it matter if I install the charger inside or outside?

Many chargers are designed to function inside or outside, but not all are. If your charging station needs to be outside, make sure the model you choose is rated to work in the rain, snow, and cold temperatures.

Made in Canada, FLO Home chargers are designed to thrive in the harshest weather conditions. They’re perfectly adapted to Canadian winters thanks to their robust, waterproof aluminium casing. And their heavy-duty cable stays flexible even in the deepest cold. FLO Home is certified to operate at temperature ranging from -40°C to 50°C.

If you install the plug-in unit outdoors we would recommend installing a watertight cover over the plug and outlet combination. We also recommend checking with a licensed electrician to ensure installing a 240V plug-in charging station outdoors meets your local codes. 

How long will it take to install the EV charger?

The installation will typically take from a few hours to a couple days, all depending on the placement of the charger (how far from the power source it’s going to be installed). There is also a meeting with the inspector involved. Again, the nature of this meeting depends on what needs to be done (for example, digging the trenches, wiring and piping). It may be a work in progress meeting as well as final inspection, or just the final inspection.

I live in an older building. Does the age of my building or fuze box matter?

Older buildings may not have the ability to accommodate charging without upgrading their electrical systems.

A certified electrical contractor will be able to help you determine what you need in your building, and will ensure you get the proper permit and inspections if any electrical work is needed.

How much will EV charging cost me on a monthly basis? Are there any additional monthly fees?

The cost for charging your electric vehicle at home can vary, depending on:

  • your type of vehicle and how much electricity your model takes to charge up
  • your driving habits (how many kilometers you travel on a monthly basis)
  • cost of electricity
  • weather conditions (it will cost more to keep an EV running during the coldest months of the year. Frigid weather negatively affects a battery’s performance and limits its ability to accept a charge.)

Costs may be a bit higher, depending on how much you use things like heating in the winter or air conditioning in the summer.

If you want to really track the amount of electricity you’re using to charge your vehicle, some charger models, like the FLO Home X5, can help you track your data usage.

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On the spot financing + 3 months free

Our Financing option makes it easy to get an affordable payment plan for your electrical project purchase.

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