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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
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
Milbank EV Pedestal Charging Station
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
2
30
Designed for commercial applications. Provides all the capabilities of a 30 amp Level 2 station (same as the Aerovironment EVSE-RS) while providing a secure, lockable cabinet.
Credit: milbankpowergen.com
Mitsubishi Level 1 Cordset
Charge Station, SAE J-1772
1
8
OEM cordset that comes with the Mitsubishi i.
Credit: mitsubishi-motors.ca
Mitsubishi Motors MiEV power BOX
Other
This adapter plugs into a CHAdeMO connector and is capable of supplying up to 1500 watts of AC electricity from the power stored in the vehicle's drive battery.
Credit: Mitsubishi Motors
Nichicon Quick Charger
Charger, CHAdeMO
DCQ
30
Touted as the world's smallest and lightest quick charger.
Credit: Nichicon
Nissan NSQC-44 Series
Charger, CHAdeMO
DCQ
125
Nissan's own quick charger. Standard model. Nissan plans to install 2,200 units at dealers nationwide.
$19,088
Credit: Nissan
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
Nissan LEAF Application
Software
Designed by Nissan for the LEAF. Allows owners to control and track battery charging and climate control.
$0
Credit: Apple
Nissan Quick Charger
Charger, CHAdeMO
125
Smaller size, and lower-cost quick charger.
$15,500
EVS26. Richard Kelly
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