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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.

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 Typesort icon Level Maximum Amps Short Description Price (USD) Accessory Images
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
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
Xatori PlugShare
Software
Search for charging stations in the PlugShare network. Latest version includes ability to rate and leave comments on charging stations, and new account and station editing pages.
Credit: PlugShare
SemaConnect ChargePro Charging Station Application
Software
Search for ChargePro charging station locations, view real-time charging status, receive alerts on your charging session.
Credit: Apple
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
Gridtest Systems EV Emulator Tool
Other
Designed for EVSE installers and lab testers, this tool allow you to verify and track the installation of SAE J1772 Level 1 and 2 EV charging stations. Provides a simple pass/fail result or detailed explanation of the failure mode through its touch screen interface.
$3,000
Credit: Gridtest