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Installation cost estimates for high power charger in Houston

We're getting a high power charger installed in our garage and am trying to understand what the typical installation costs for the electrician have run in Houston (or elsewhere-- as I'm sure others would find this useful). Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

About $1000. Cheaper for short easy runs from the panel, more for more complicated runs, panel/service upgrades, permits, etc.

Any elecrician can put in a HPWC.

No, please... Not this topic again. Volkerize the hundreds of threads on this topic.

The answer is anywhere between 50 dollars, and 10,000 dollars depending on your circumstances.

You need to have an electrician come out and give you a bid if you are not comfortable doing the work yourself.

Jbunn - nice way to give an intro to a new user! Who put you in charge? The subject was clear - if you're so pained by reading it, ignore it. But of course you can't, or won't, do that.

You might want to cross-post in the Texas forum, might get more relevant responses. In general, it breaks down to two components: 1) length of the run from the breaker box to the HPWC location and 2) how crowded you breaker box is.

My price in CA was ~$500 for a local licenses electrician, but that was pretty much best case--HPWC right next to the breaker box (other side of the same wall) and no space issues.


How many amps in your home?

JBunn: With all those words, you could have at least told him how to Volkerize something.

Here's a link to the Houston Forum on TMC. I'm sure people here can point you to an electrician in your area and an idea on price. I had a 50 amp 240 volt circuit run to my garage (about a 100' run from my panel) for $1000 - but I live in League City, not Houston. There's a lot of other good info in the link about Opti-Coat and local get-togethers.

L8MDL, The subject is clear. The solution requires more information that can be described in a forum. if you're so pained, tune out.

joehuber, how to use Volkerize is covered in the post on the front page of this forum called "NEW TO THE FORUM? Read this first before posting."

I posted a write up on about 20 things that need to be considered when putting in an EV outlet. They include; length of drop, amperage, conduit/direct bury/in-wall installation, core drilling through concrete walls, overhead runs, crawl space runs, trenching, replacing/upgrading existing service, additions of sub panels, existing code issues that need to be addressed for new permit, permitting fees, going rates for electricians in a given area, and the homeowners skill level with doing their own work.

We have seen install costs reported here in the 50 to 10,000 dollar range. Understand that I am NOT trying to be rude. Simply, the question the original poster is looking for is not answerable here. My advice was to contact an electrician, and that advice is still safe and appropriate.

Finally to those that are offended by my advice, I use my primary email contact information as my forum name. I don't hide behind an alias, and I do respond to personal emails from other forum members looking for more information. I'm completely transparent, and my interest is only to exchange information.

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