Any doubts that electric cars have become mainstream can be erased.  Popular home improvement retail giant Home Depot has begun selling electric vehicle charging stations for the home at a cost-effective price point.  Several Home Depot stores in California are already selling the units, while the rest of the country waits for wider distribution.  The units are however available online.

The EVlink charger retails for $799 and is manufactured by Schneider Electric, a premier partner of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

The charger has a 30-amp Level 2 charging rate, which means that it can charge an electric vehicle four times faster than if it were plugged into a standard 110-volt home outlet. The EVlink charger also comes with a feature that lets the homeowner delay charging for up to eight hours, so charging could be scheduled for overnight or during off-peak utility rate periods.

It is important that consumers not attempt to install the EVlink units themselves.  Homeowners are advised to use a licensed electrical contractor, such as Bear Rock Electric, Inc. (BRE), a proud NECA member.

BRE is a small, a woman-owned, veteran-operated company that serves Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.  BRE is trained and equipped to install home electric car charging units such as the EVlink.  And as for any installation project such as this, BRE offers free, at home consultations before the job is performed.  BRE employs only union-member and trained electricians (IBEW Local 26), so BRE customers know they are getting the best skilled work performed.

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