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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
Voltec Charge Cord
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
1
10
ETL listed. Able to fully charge the Volt in 10 hours. This cordset comes standard with every Volt.
$360
Voltec Charge Cord
Leviton Evr-Green 120
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
1
12
Plugs into a standard household outlet. Comes with carrying case for use on the road.
$950
Credit: Leviton
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
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
Toyota Level 1 Cordset
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
1
12
UL listed. Stock Level 1 cordset for the Toyota Plug-in Prius.
2011 Alt Car, Santa Monica, Credit: Richard Kelly
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
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
Leviton Guide Light GFCI Receptacle
Charge Station, NEMA
1
15
Single outlet designed for dedicated Level 1 circuit. Includes GFCI and sensor-controlled guide light
$30
Credit: Leviton
EVExtend Commercial Level 1 Charging Station
Charge Station, NEMA
1
15
An electrical outlet and enclosure designed specifically for electric vehicle charging. Ideal as a lower cost alternative for long-duration (4+hours) charging which may work well at businesses, hotels, airports, bus and train terminals.
$399
Credit: EVExtend.com
Leviton Evr-Green 160
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
2
16
UL listed. Residential.
$1,050
Credit: Leviton