How Much Do Public And Home EV Charging Stations Really Cost?
If you own a plug-vehicle of some kind, you have likely been exposed to at least 2 or 3 of the four types of common electric vehicle charging stations – or EVSEs if you will, that are available today:
- home charging station
- parking garage station (or any public wall mounted system)
- curbside EVSE
- curbside DC fast charging EVSE
But how much do these machines actually cost?
Anyone who has had a L2 home charger installed can tell you that it is not simply the cost of the EVSE hardware, although that is generally 50-70% of the entire package. Electrician labour, extra parts needed for the install, preparing/wiring a location for the unit, permits, etc.
And while we have looked at each individual charging station and their costs abstractly before. Josh Agenbroad and Ben Holland have put together some incredible data on all four standards at the Rocky Mountain Institute.
All the graphs below express their work, as they find a normalized cost for each unit:
- home charging station – $1,200
- parking garage EVSE – $5,500, multiples in one location – $4,000
- curbside EVSE – $9,000, multiples in one location – $5,800
- curbside DC fast charging EVSE – $60,000
We definitely recommend a read of their article for those who are interested in getting behind the figures.
RMI Outlet, hat tip to Chris!