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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.

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Make / Model Type Level Maximum Amps Short Description Price (USD)sort icon Accessory Images
GM Voltec EVSE
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
2
15
ETL listed. GM has announced a partnership with Michigan-based SPX Service Solutions to sell and install this 240V home charging station made for the Chevrolet Volt. This station can recharge the Volt battery from depleted to full in about four hours.
$490
GM
ClipperCreek PCS-15
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
1
15
UL listed (see notes). In-cord EVSE. Now available for direct purchase by consumers.
$495
Photo Courtesy of ClipperCreek
ClipperCreek LCS Series
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
2
25
UL, ETL listed. Designed for residential use. This station features some of the same features found in other ClipperCreek units, like the Service Ground Monitor, Automatic re-closure, and contactor monitoring.
$495
Credit: ClipperCreek
ClipperCreek ACS Charging Station
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
1
20
Wall-mountable Level 1 cordset. Works on 85-132VAC supply voltage. Available in three models with different power levels (ACS-15, ACS-20, and ACS-25).
$495
Credit: ClipperCreek
Legrand Level 1
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
1
12
Legrand's cordset allows selection of charge rate, which increases flexibility and reduced the chance of blowing a circuit breaker on a limited-amperage circuit.
$499
Credit: Legrand
EV-Charge America EV2100
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
2
32
Easy to install unit.
$649
EV-Charge America EV2100
Legrand Level 2
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
2
16
Level 2 station from a major manufacturer of consumer electrical goods. Features auto reset.
$749
Credit: Legrand
Nissan Level 1 Cordset
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
1
12
UL listed. Made by Panasonic. This is the Level 1 EVSE cordset that comes standard with the Nissan LEAF.
$760
CC By Richard Kelly, 10/2/2010, Alt Car Santa Monica
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
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