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Accessory Tracker

How Will You Charge Your Ride?

Some common add-ons to plug in vehicles will be electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), chargers, and software. Please see the bottom of the page for an explanation of these items and a glossary of commonly used terms.

This tracker focuses on latest revision SAE J-1772 and CHAdeMO compliant units that are designed for North American commercial and residential end-users. Prices shown are base (no options) equipment only (some vendors require that installation be done by their own contractors) and are before any applicable credits or rebates.

New Charging Options Flyer for National Plug In Day

Plug In America has created a beginner's guide to plug-in vehicle charging options. We will be handing these out as flyers at upcoming National Plug In Day 2013 events. You can download a preview copy here.

Make / Modelsort icon Type Level Maximum Amps Short Description Price (USD) Accessory Images
OpConnect EVCS (with J1772)
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
2
30
ETL listed. Allows four vehicles to charge at same time. Combination Level 1 and 2 unit.
Station installed at Portland's "Electric Avenue", Credit: Craig Vinton
ParkPod
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
2
30
This futuristic-looking unit is LED-lit all around, for ease of finding the receptacles at night, or to highlight ads or company logos. The unit features a Windows XP/7 client/server database solution.
ParkPod
Plug Smart Go!
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
1
This is a Level 1 networked charging cordset. It communicates with a smart meter or home energy management system to control vehicle charging. It's web interface can be accessed via a PDA, laptop or smart phone.
Plug-In Electric Power (PEP) Level 2
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
2
30
ETL listed. Dual Level 2 units that can charge two EVs simultaneously.
Credit: pepstations.com
Pvilion Solar Sail
Good looking, lightweight, solar carports featuring tensioned, flexible solar panels.
Credit: pvilion
Recargo Application
Software
This application allows you to tap into the Recargo charge station location database to find nearby chargers while you're on the move.
$0
Credit: Apple
renewz isola Solar Charging Carport
Other
This carport is designed to be foundation free for single-day construction. Can be put up in a couple of hours, so it may be useful for fairs and other events. System comes with an Eaton Level 2 EVSE.
Credit: renewz
Schneider Electric Square D Indoor
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
2
30
UL listed. Schneider's indoor model designed for residential use.
$799
Credit: Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric EVlink Outdoor
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
2
30
UL listed. Schneider outdoor model can be used in both residential or commercial applications. Optional advanced metering functionality to collect and monitor energy and demand profile data is also available. Advanced versions feature additional networking and communication features.
$2,772
Credit: Schneider
Schneider Electric Fast Charger
Charger, CHAdeMO
DCQ
200
Schneider's DC fast charger.
Credit: advancedenergy.org