Plug into EV charging with NWES!
Energizing your transportation with NWES
Install an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment or EV Charger as we like to call it with Northwest Electric and Solar for quality end-to-end service. We can provide the best charger for you and install it to best suit your needs.
With an EV charging station, you’ll get the most out of your electric transportation with convenient and cost-effective charging from home, your business, or a multi-unit building. Property owners and HOAs can utilize EV charging stations to serve better site visitors that own electric vehicles by providing the means to fuel up.
Rest assured working with us, as Tesla’s top subcontractor for Tesla Solar and Powerwall installations in Washington, we are proud to be an Approved Electrician for Tesla’s Wall Connector, meaning you will have a 48-month charging equipment limited warranty and NWES’ 24-month workmanship warranty.
We are here to provide you with the best experience acquiring all Teslas Energy Management suites from energy generation, storage, and usage like charging your Tesla EV.
Your EV Charging Options
Install a level 2 charger to conveniently and discreetly charge at home. We will hardwire a level 2 charger for the safest, fastest, and highest charge quality. We can also install 240v plugs if you want a modular option for your charging needs.
Provide customers and employees with EV charging stations at your workplace for a convenient charging experience. If you are a small business hooking up your first EV charging station or an office building, we’ll install chargers that maximize your electrical capacity to meet your needs.
Providing a means to charge potential tenants EV will be an amenity that makes you stand out from the competition. With our power-sharing selection of EV chargers we can install an EV charging system that maximizes your electrical capacity.
Property Owners and HOAs
Properties with EV charging qualify for sustainable credits for certifications like LEED. Having EV charging stations in your community will help prepare everyone for the growing electrification of our transportation systems.
Home EV Charging Solutions
J1772 EV chargers are compatible with most EVs available to consumers. Tesla owners will have to purchase an adapter and vice-versa if non-Tesla owners want to charge through a Tesla Wall Connector.
The Wall Connector is your most convenient solution to charge your Tesla at home, workplace, business, and properties.
Wall Connectors can provide up to 44 miles per hour of charging and can be installed inside or outdoors. An automatic power-share option maximizes the existing electrical capacity and distributes power to charge multiple cars simultaneously.
Ford Charge Station Pro
Future-proof your home with this bi-directional charger that allows your EV to turn into a backup power source through their Intelligent Backup Power technology.
With Ford’s Charge Station Pro, you can refuel your Ford EVs conveniently from home. Fully charge your Ford EVs extended-range battery overnight or in an 8-hour charge when hard-wired into your electrical panel.
Already Have A Charger?
If you already have a charger that came with your EV or picked one out ahead of time, we can install that for you, whether it’s hard wiring into your panel or through a 240v outlet!
Steps For Getting An EV Quote For Your Home or Business
Partnering with NWES means that we will help you find the best charging solution for your home in a few simple steps
Specify Your Charger
We can install your Tesla Wall Connector or any charger you have for your EV; let us know when you fill out the estimate form so we can prepare accordingly. We can install it to fit your needs best, either with hard wiring into your panel for maximum power or a 240v outlet that will allow you to replace and remove the charger easily.
Get Your Quote
Fill out a short form and we’ll send you a free quote. With just a few photos we’re often able to give you an estimate quickly and without a site visit. Our mobile-friendly Kopperfield form streamlines the process and makes it easy for you to show us where you’d like your EV charger installed. For more complex situations we’ll reach out to schedule a free site visit.
Multi-Units and HOAs
The SemaConnect chargers are designed for commercial and public applications. Your workplace, multi-unit building, hospitality, retail, and public space can all be places where tenants, friends, families, and community members can all charge their EVs!
SemaConnect offers a flexible solution for multiple users and groups with its ability to set hourly rates.
Depending on the size of your commercial building, you may be able to complete our form online and get a quote within a few days. If you have a large commercial site please contact us directly by calling our office or submitting a general contact form.
EV Knowledge Base
Washington Home EV Charging FAQs
Can I charge my plug-in electric vehicle from solar?
Solar energy produced from your solar panels provides energy for all loads in your home. Charging your EV at home is like powering a load such as a TV or electric stove top. The electricity flowing through your home may be from the grid or your solar panels; if it’s during a sunny, cool day and your panels produce power, there’s a good chance your EV is being charged by the energy you create. If it’s in the afternoon or night, that energy charging your car comes from the grid. Excess power generated during the day is credited to the utility, which then is used at night, so you are still offsetting the usage you’d otherwise be paying for by having solar panels.
Can I charge my EV from my home battery backup when the grid goes down?
Although highly not recommended, you can charge a plug-in electric vehicle from a Powerwall storage battery. We must warn you that charging an EV battery from a house battery will quickly drain the battery and be very inefficient. The discharge rate for charging your EV can lead to long-term issues such as reduced storage capacity.
Can I charge my plug-in electric vehicle from solar when the grid goes down? Can my house use my EV battery when the grid goes down?
Today, you cannot charge an EV at home directly from solar when there is a power outage. This is due to solar shutting down if there is no battery backup source to send energy to.
With EVs such as the Ford F-150 lightning, you can use your EVs battery to power your home during grid outages. Check out our blog on this awesome technology to learn more!
At what rate does a level 1 charger charge my EV?
With level 1 charging, you can see a charge rate of up to 8 miles per hour of charge. This is best for short commute times, a consistent charging routine, and charging sources outside your home, like at the office. Here is our blog that covers EV charging from home.
At what rate does a level 2 charger charge my EV?
The charge rate for level 2 chargers is up to 25 miles per hour. To have this at your home requires an assessment by a qualified electrical company like NWES to see if your home’s electrical panel has space for the level 2 charger outlet. Here is our blog that covers EV charging from home.