Home EV Charging Stations

Why is a permit and inspection necessary?

Why is a permit and inspection necessary?

In order for you to modify the electrical panel of a home a permit and inspection from your local building department is required. These requirements are designed to ensure safe and code compliant electrical installations for both yourself and your neighbors. The permit will also make local utilities aware of growing electric vehicle ownership in the area, allowing ample time to plan ahead for any infrastructure upgrades for the community. 

When should I install home charging?

We recommend installing home charging shortly after ordering your Tesla vehicle. Some installations, such as detached garages or electrical system upgrades, will require longer lead times. Installing the electrical equipment ahead of time will ensure you are prepared to charge at home when taking delivery of your vehicle.

How much does it cost to install charging equipment? ​

Depending on the scope of work.  NEMA 14-50 installation starting cost for a dedicated 50 amp, 240 volt circuit within 2 – 5 ft. of the electrical panel is $550.00.

Some minor drywall removal is required when running new wiring to the side of the panel. Depending on what city you are in there may be added cost for permit and inspection fees.

Cities like McKinney and Frisco require a licensed electrician to be onsite for the electrical inspection. The permit and inspection fees, for cities that require an electrician to be onsite, are $175.00.

It’s important to note that every installation is custom to the home. Depending on your length of wire run and other modifications that cost might add up.


Distance is an important factor; an installation which is 100 feet away from the electrical panel will be more expensive than an installation 10 feet away.

Some homes may need a utility upgrade. Plan ahead if you have a more complicated installation, such as trenching to a detached garage.