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We’re On the Cutting Edge of the EV Movement

Shafnisky Electric is the region’s top certified provider for residential and commercial EV charging station installations, upgrades and service. You can trust our team, technology and training for certified performance to scale in all areas, including:

  • Your Home
  • Retail Settings
  • Corporate Campuses
  • High-volume Commercial Facilities
  • Educational Campuses
  • Municipal Facilities

Shafnisky Knows
the Top Brands

Our EV experts are experienced with the top brands and their technology, from your personal vehicle to your EV fleet, including:

  • Tesla
  • Ford
  • BMW
  • Bosch
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Safety is Our #1 Priority

Shafnisky Electric guarantees code-compliant service and professional advice. We precisely customize each project to ensure safe and efficient station function, from load calculation to enhancements such as surge protection and grounding upgrades. Our team provides all installations and maintenance by the book, following the industry’s best practices in technology.

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Thinking About Purchasing an EV?

Call Shafnisky Electric before you buy. Our EV experts will perform a full assessment of your electric system and provide a tailored installation plan that meets the needs of your vehicle, your lifestyle and your home’s electrical and architectural infrastructure. You can count on local support from our trusted team at every step.


Smart Home Electrical Panels

Did you know that with the introduction of smart home electrical panels you may not need to upgrade your electrical service to power your EV? Smart panels are the modern solution to optimizing your home’s energy use and minimizing electricity costs. Control your lights, activate your security system and confirm the doors are locked – all from your smart phone app. Call Shafnisky Electric today to learn more about upgrading your home set up.

Level 1

Level-1 chargers are basically the granddaddy of all EV home charging station systems. These do not require an EV charger installation as these already come packaged with your electric vehicle but most will require a dedicated circuit so you don’t trip any circuit breakers. Just simply plug into your 120-volt outlet and you are done for the day. Level 1 charging generally takes 8 to 12 hours to completely charge a fully depleted battery. The most common place for Level 1 charging is at the vehicle owner’s home and is typically conducted overnight. Now imagine how this could affect your monthly electric bill!

Level 2

Level 2 chargers are the most common chargers we install. These systems can substantially cut down charging times from several hours to just a few hours. Level 2 charging equipment is compatible with all electric vehicles and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles.

Level 2 equipment offers charging through a 240V, AC plug and requires installation of home charging or public charging equipment. These units require a minimum dedicated 40-amp 240-volt circuit on a #8 THWN copper wire unless there are long distances involved, then we will size your wire to match the distance so you don’t damage your new charger due to voltage-drop.

Depending on the battery technology used in the vehicle, Level 2 charging generally takes 4 to 6 hours to completely charge a fully depleted battery. Charging time can increase in cold temperatures. Level 2 chargers are commonly found in residential settings, public parking areas, places of employment and commercial settings.

Level 3

Level 3 Charging (CHAdeMO) Level 3 equipment with CHAdeMO technology, also commonly known as DC fast charging, charges through a 480V, direct-current (DC) plug. Most Level 3 chargers provide an 80% charge in 30 minutes.  Cold weather can lengthen the time required to charge.

This type of Level 3 equipment is not compatible with all vehicles, and the charge itself is not accepted by all vehicles. There is currently no industry standard for this level of charging; however, Level 3 chargers are being deployed across the United States in public or commercial settings. Currently, the Mitsubishi “i” and Nissan LEAF can accept a Level 3 charge. Other vehicles, such as the Chevy Volt cannot.

Let’s talk

EV’s are clean, efficient and highly cost-effective…so is Shafnisky Electric. Call today to get your project started.