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- Oct 11, 2020
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- Dearborn, MI
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- Mach-E First Edition, Escape Hybrid
I'm getting the work done now -- ahead of the charger arriving. But I'm taking advantage of a reduced rate for electricity offered by my local utility for EV charging. This requires the installation of a dedicated electric meter and breaker panel.For those getting a car in late December or early January, I would not wait until mid-December to try and order an EVSE.
Due to the nuances of the way the program works, they (the local electric utility) want the electrician to connect the panel to the main panel. They send their own electrician to reconnect to the new dedicated meter once they install the meter.
SO... my plan is to have the electrician install an outlet to use the Ford Mobile Charger to the 240v line ... and once the new charger arrives, I can replace the outlet with the direct-wired charger and have the local electric utility move me onto the new meter for the new rate (they wont allow any plug-in outlets ... their program requires that it be a direct-wired charger.)
But this way I'm covered with a way to charge via 240v power.
My current bet is that the charger arrives ahead of the car and I wont need the mobile charger (except maybe when traveling).