We are in northern California where the EV industry is starting to take off. I don't want to overpay someone to install a charging station at my house (for example, one estimator is claiming we need a permit, which is not what our local EV friends have ever been told), but I also want to be safe. I am wondering what others have done. We definitely want the 240V station, which means we will need to increase our AMPS. The question is do we get an electrician to simply add the 20 AMPS and the outlet, or do we spend more on a charging station plus the installation? We own our home, so no worries with landlord issues, etc.