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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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One other option would be to mount the charger overhead and use a cable management device to retract the cable.
Yes! I was thinking something akin to a self service car wash with the cable on a center pivot. It would not go 360 degrees but could have a field of travel sufficient to reach 4 corners of the car.
For overhead cable carrier I'm picturing unistrut with multiple trolleys to attach cables to.
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This would go either parallel or perpendicular over the top of car. Cable affixed to a trolley say every 5 ft. So 2.5ft loops hang down or less when stretched out.
Similar to what @GDN shows above but with the unistrut track.
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