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For California Buyers out there. I'm still waiting for my charger, but this program does provide a free level 2 charger and all you need to pay for is installation of $750 along with any permitting fees required by the city. I spoke to them regarding my situation with the free charger, since they have a faster turnaround time, I can just keep or sell the free charger I get from corporate. I'll be going through them since it's going to take awhile for the free charger to arrive. I spoke to my cousin who is an electrician and he said that $750 is a good deal for an installation. It includes 20FT of conduit which doesn't require any special setups. If a special setup is required, they can provide a quote for the difference. See link below: Electrify your EV I spoke to Danny Shih and he can provide more information regarding your setup.

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I went on the website. There is absolutely no technical information on the product or its capabilities on the website. My advice is to shop around for home Level 2 chargers. make sure they are UL listed. Remember, if its free its either worth nothing or someone is getting paid somehow like from a utility program. And the price for a good charger should be $350 to $700, thats all. That's a shame you are telling people to spend that much money. For a few bucks I had a 30 amp and 50 amp plug installed on my garage wall. The charger I buy will just plug into those and away I go. And a lot less than $750. So if there is a 240 volt circuit accessible to your garage, you can easily wire in a plug and see what else it is powering like a dryer and not use the dryer and car charger at the same time.
 

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That's a shame you are telling people to spend that much money. For a few bucks I had a 30 amp and 50 amp plug installed on my garage wall. The charger I buy will just plug into those and away I go. And a lot less than $750. So if there is a 240 volt circuit accessible to your garage, you can easily wire in a plug and see what else it is powering like a dryer and not use the dryer and car charger at the same time.
I'm not telling people to spend any money. It's their choice if anybody would like to move forward with this program or not. I'm just providing information to those that may want to get a charger installed. I'm no expert in this field and it's my first time purchasing an EV.
 

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Its not a "program". Its a company business model. There is no such thing as a "free" charger. Someone is paying for the charger on your behalf. I would be very careful before I agreed to pay somebody up to $750 to install a wall charger that I knew nothing about. You can buy a good charger for $350 on Amazon and probably have your electrician install for a couple hundred bucks or less. I urge anybody doing business with ev-fy.com to be suspicious, learn all about the specifics of the charger, warranty, phone apps, etc certification as well as even get a moneyback guarantee after the install if it doesn't work properly. This ev-fy.com is very stealthy on the internet, almost nothing about them and their wall charger is available.
 

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Its not a "program". Its a company business model. There is no such thing as a "free" charger. Someone is paying for the charger on your behalf. I would be very careful before I agreed to pay somebody up to $750 to install a wall charger that I knew nothing about. You can buy a good charger for $350 on Amazon and probably have your electrician install for a couple hundred bucks or less. I urge anybody doing business with ev-fy.com to be suspicious, learn all about the specifics of the charger, warranty, phone apps, etc certification as well as even get a moneyback guarantee after the install if it doesn't work properly. This ev-fy.com is very stealthy on the internet, almost nothing about them and their wall charger is available.
Basically the city is paying for your charger through incentives provided by power utility companies. They provide a Juicebox 48 Amp Hardwire charger in exchange for your charging data to provide the state of California data on your charging habits up to five years. This data will be used to help with building the infrastructure needed in CA. They handle all the permitting required by the city and work with an electrician to get a charger installed. Any repairs or issues with the charger they handle for you. This information was provided to me by the dealer. My utility company requires a city permit to install a charger in my garage and it must be done through their network of licensed electricians. Most of them charge similar if not more than the quoted $750 not including the charger.
 

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Okay, that's the information I was looking for. That's a good product. Just get some estimates for your installation cost.
The installation cost through EVFY is $750 that includes the charger, 20FT of conduit, and labor. anything longer than 20FT will be quoted through their Electrician. I’m asking other electricians for quotes so far it’s been more than $750.
 

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Finally got my charger through EV-FY. Delayed the installation since I was waiting for the free charger but it’s taking too long. They did a clean job and it was a fast installation. EVFY provided a Juicebox 40 and it’s wired in.
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