Thanks for the referral. I will write it down. Just out of curiosity--did you get a reasonable quote for Aerovironment? Mine was $3600 for a new home with a covered attached garage. Was your electrician's quote similar?
Thank you for whatever thoughts you can add.
Mine was $2636 from AV. Aside from permits, the cost of the EVSE itself, shipping and tax, the labor and parts ran $1686. That includes a conduit run of more than 60 feet from my panel, through an attic and across an atrium to the garage, adding a 40 amp breaker to the panel, connection to the charging dock, and AV's testing and warranty of the work. Interestingly, Jason and another electrician had said that my panel wouldn't handle an additional breaker, and people on this forum suggested a sub-panel be added. When I spoke with AV about it, they agreed that a sub-panel is needed and said that they'd include it at the previously bid price, which surprised me, as you can imagine. AV called yesterday and said that they're going to revise the scope of work in the quote to include the sub-panel, and I warned them not to increase the price. We'll see how that plays out.
For independent bids, I got Jason and another electrician to bid on just adding the 40 amp breaker and running the conduit and wiring to a junction box in the garage. Jason came back at about $1650 and the other guy was at about $1785. So I felt like AV was right on the money, especially since theirs included full attachment to the charging dock, testing and warranty of the connection and my $100 assessment fee would apply to that cost. Jason had suggested that I need a panel upgrade from my 100 amp to a 200 amp panel. He bid that at around $2050, which I gather is a steal, since most guys charge about $3000.