The road to EV charging
Imagine never going to the gas station again. If you’re a homeowner with an electric vehicle (EV), installing a Level 2 charger in your garage makes “refueling” a breeze. A Level 2 charger significantly cuts the time it takes to replenish the battery. To help our members charge faster, Cass County Electric Cooperative provides an incentive to help cover the cost of a charger when signing up for our off-peak program!
Determine your home’s eligibility.
Confirm with Cass County Electric that your home is eligible for charger installation and incentives.
Get an electrical assessment of your home.
Consult a licensed electrician to assess whether your electrical service has the capacity for a Level 2 charger. If you are building or remodeling, consider making your home EV ready by installing a dedicated 240-volt, 50-amp (minimum) circuit to serve a charger in the future.
Choose your charger.
Aside from Tesla-model vehicles, EVs and plug-ins in the U.S. use the SAEstandard J1772 plug. Level 2 chargers range in price from less than $500 to more than $1,000. Cass County Electric provides a $50/kw ($500/max) rebate toward the purchase of a Level 2 charger when installed on our off-peak system.
Arrange for the electrical work.
Contact a licensed electrician. This professional can add a new panel, make any necessary service upgrades and install your new charging station. This is also the point in time when your electrician will sign out a ripple control device that will provide the off-peak functionality that allows Cass County Electric to signal to the charger when to charge, earning you the discounted electric rate.
Install the EV charging station.
Most charging stations are suspended on a wall in a garage near where the EV will be parked. Consider the distance to the charging port on the car and the length of the cord you plan to use when determining the location.
Contact us to complete your application.
After you complete the steps above, contact us at email@example.com or 701-356-4400. A Cass County Electric technician must inspect the service for you to receive the off-peak rate.
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