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Two EV Household Charging Options

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I know there has been a lot of discussion around what you need for the 80amp Ford Charge Station Pro and ultimately I will either farm out to Sunrun or another qualified electrician.

However, what I wanted to ask this group is if there is any experience with a 2 EV household and what your current set up is.

Are both cars in the garage? If any of your cars sit outside, do you have enough length with your charging cables? Is there a limit?

This will be my first EV but if I'm going to need electrical work I want to plan ahead for the next vehicle as well. Do I need to basically double my available space for the next car?

Other useful tips to think about that will be cheaper in the long run with some smart planning?

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I’ve got 2 50A 14-50 outlets. If I could do it over, I’d have put a 100A subpanel in the garage instead of running those separate circuits though.

I am using the Ford Mobile connector for the Mach-E and only really need a 40A circuit for that. I have a 48A capable OpenEVSE that I plan to use for the Lightning, but since I only have a 50A circuit, I need to set it to 40A.

Had I had installed a subpanel, it’d have been easy to redo the run to that outlet with larger wire vs the 30 ft run all over again.

We’re probably moving later this year, so that’s what I will likely do next time.
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My neighbor who also has a Mach-E parks his outside and has an EVSE mounted on the outer wall of their garage.
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