847-832-0700 1946-D Lehigh Ave
Glenview, IL 60026

Electric Car Charging Stations

Current Electrical Contractors is recommended by Tesla and its customers! This is the most common charger we install.



Tesla Electric Car Chargers

Current Electrical Contractors is an approved Tesla charger installer. That being said, our electrician near Evanston must take out a permit for each installation. The installation must be approved by the local inspection authority and photos will be submitted to Tesla for their records.

All Tesla vehicles come with a NEMA 14-50 plug that is inserted to the Tesla Wall Connector. The wall connector can be set to different amperages depending on what is available from the electrical panel. The higher the amperage the faster the vehicle charges. For example, on average a Tesla charges at a rate of 5 to 11 miles per hour of charge with a 15 amp Circuit breaker and 30 to 44 miles per hour of charge with a 100 amp breaker.

Tesla Electric Car Chargers

New Electric Charging Technology

Sometimes there is not enough power in the electrical panel to power the charger. Previously, the homeowner would have to make an expensive upgrade to the electrical service to install the charger, but our electrician near Evanston has a different option.

Recently a UL-approved device called an OCC has been invented to solve this problem. An OCC monitors the electrical current and will shut off the car charger before the maximum current is reached. The OCC will then automatically turn the charger back on when the current goes down as other devices are turned off. Our electrician near Evanston is the first company in Illinois to install an OCC device. While this installation will have an additional cost, it is far less expensive than a service upgrade.

How Much Does An Installation Cost?

The average installation is $1,500 but will vary. Pricing is based on:

  • The distance from the electrical panel to the parked car
  • The amount of amperage left in the panel to power the charger
  • The amperage draw of the charger
  • How complicated the electrical route is from the panel to the charger

Why Make the Switch?



Switching from a traditional fuel car to an electric car provides various personal and environmental benefits. You will never again have to waste time or money at a gas station. On average Americans spend up to $4,000 on gas each year! In addition, electric cars do not use oil to lubricate the engine, meaning your average maintenance costs will be much lower. Electric cars also help reduce dangerous emissions that contribute to climate change, ecological damage and public health.

We are serving throughout the Chicago area and along the North Shore, including Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette and Winnetka.


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Also wanted to mention how awesome Dylan and Julian were. Could not ask for more professional guys. They explained everything and were happy to answer any and all questions. And of course, the work they did was awesome! Could not ask for a better experience. Looking forward to having you guys handle all of our electrical work going forward.

Excellent service from start to finish.  Don kept proposal from a year ago at same cost.  Electricians were super.


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