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Does my house have enough available electricity to charge an EV? 

This is a very broad question, but it gets asked frequently.  I wish I could say that if your house was built after, say, 1975, it should have enough available electricity to safely and quickly charge your EV.  However, I have seen homes built in the 1950s that have plenty of available power to charge an EV, and newly built homes that require a service upgrade (or an increase in service amperage) to charge an EV.  The biggest factor that I see that determines whether or not your house can charge an EV without significant modifications is the type of heat that you have.  Homes with gas or oil heat tend to have enough electric service capacity left over to charge an electric vehicle.  In many cases, homes with electric heat do not have enough available service capacity to charge an electric vehicle.  This is because the heat pump and heat coils can take up a significant amount of service capacity to run when the weather gets cold.   Please keep in mind that this is merely a “rule of thumb” and cannot be trusted to officially determine whether or not you have enough service capacity to charge an EV.  In order to truly determine if your home can safely handle an EV, you should have a licensed electrician perform load calculations on your home to verify.