Uhh, the $250 is their fault if you're in Kenmore (or most places in WA, but excluding several cities including Seattle proper). WA L&I (which should be the local authority for electrical) charges $65.50 total for up to 4 new circuits on one permit, then $6.90 for each one thereafter.Update...
Within a day of paying the $149 deposit, I was contacted by a local company that looked at the photos I took and updated the quote... including a $250 permit cost (ouch... but not their fault). We'll see, but it looks like this company has good reviews...
In parallel, inquiring with the Guides about when I might actually be able to get a hold of the Rivian wall charger for the electrician to install. Seems like I should have it in hand prior to bringing out an electrician?
Thanks -- I'll be sure to get more specific with them as I get closer to install. Having recently purchased another car from a dealer where they overcharged on the licensing fee to cover the 'potential' fee, I wondered if this might be the same sort of scenario... where they cite one charge, but then it actually costs something less and I end up paying less. Or, are they inflating the cost to cover their @$$es for the inspector call backs?Uhh, the $250 is their fault if you're in Kenmore (or most places in WA, but excluding several cities including Seattle proper). WA L&I (which should be the local authority for electrical) charges $65.50 total for up to 4 new circuits on one permit, then $6.90 for each one thereafter.
If the building is already wired, it doesn't. The document has all the new construction / new service pricing in it too. Look for the section "(d) Single or multifamily residential circuits only (no service inspection)."Edit: Actually, I think their quote is close to being in the ballpark. The $65.50 is for a detached garage, but reading the LNI guidelines - the cost is $99.60 for a non-detached garage / dwelling up to 1300 square feet + $31.80 for each additional 500 square feet. (our house is about 2500 square feet). Why the square footage of our house matters is beyond me...
If it is a 14-50 (most likely), you should be good to go.I have zero electrical experience, but I was smart enough (I think) to have a 240v outlet installed on our new home in anticipation of an EV. I'm guessing it will be a fairly easy setup for me when I need to install the wall charger? Maybe not as simple as 'plug-n-play', but maybe not much more than that?
Awesome. I'll have to take a look when I get home today.If it is a 14-50 (most likely), you should be good to go.
If you have the above, you would be able to use the included charge cord and get ~16 miles per hour of charging.
If you have the above and wanted to purchase a wall mounted EVSE, you would need to know the breaker size (40A or 50A) to know what unit to purchase (32A or 40A).