I did some quick searching but didn't find this exact question.
My wife and I are building a new 2 car detached garage. We currently don't own an electric car but can see us purchasing one in the near future. The Leaf is one of the cars we want to look at more closely.
So I have some general questions on charging to get some input from the user groups.
We are having a 200 amp electrical panel installed as part of the garage project that is dedicated solely for the garage. ( long story why but I don't want to bore folks)
So I have a few questions I would like to get feedback. Since this is new construction and we have a large panel, the sky is the limit.
Where is the best place to locate the 220 outlet (e,g, the front of the garage near the front of the car, the rear of the car or along the side) ?
Should we consider having two 220 outlets installed since that appears to be where vehicles are headed or is simple to share the same 220 outlet. I am not sure how many folks actually have 2 electric vehicles and maybe this is over thinking the question.
What size breaker should I tell the electrician to use? I have seen anything from 30 amp to 50 amps. Again, we have sufficient capacity and the cost differential between a 30 amp and 50 amp is nominal
Is there anything else we should consider and lessons learned from the group as far as electrical charging outlets or locations are concerned ?
Thanks in advance