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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 / Model Type Level Maximum Ampssort icon Short Description Price (USD) Accessory Images
Liberty Plugins Inc Secure Access System
Other
LPI manufactures a system which can be added to common charge stations to control access. The system is designed for operators of pay station and gated pay lots to allow them to just control access, and use their existing payment collection system.
$800
LPI system installed on ClipperCreek charge station. Credit: LPI
EV-Charge America EV2200 Series
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
2
Combination Level 1 and Level 2 stations. Please note that customers have reported problems buying charging stations from EV-Charge America.
EV-Charge America EV2200 Series
ChargePoint Find EV Charging
Software
Locate ChargePoint networked charging stations on your smart phone. Search, find, and get turn-by-turn directions to stations. See if station is Available, or In Use. Start and stop a charging session directly from your smart phone and receive real-time charging status notifications.
$0
Credit: Apple
Darwin 3D EV Charger Finder Application
Software
Taps the great community EVChargerMaps.com database to help you locate public charging stations for your electric vehicle.
$0
Credit: Apple
Green Garage Associates Juice Bar
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
2
Designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA. This is a free-charging only station.
$5,000
Credit: PR Newswire
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.
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
Nissan LEAF Application
Software
Designed by Nissan for the LEAF. Allows owners to control and track battery charging and climate control.
$0
Credit: Apple
OnStar MyLink Application
Software
Made for a range of Chevy vehicles, including the Volt. Lets owners control and track charging and various other car features.
Credit gm-volt.com
Ecotality Blink Mobile Application
Software
Blink charge station finder application for smartphones and mobile devices. Works whether you are a Blink Member or not.
Credit: ecotality.com