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5 Best Home EV Charging Stations in 2018

We have reached a stage where fuel guzzling cars are no longer socially and environmentally acceptable. This in turn means that the influx of electric cars is high right now, with Tesla being at the forefront of this technology. That being said, there are a lot of other car manufacturers like Chevy, Chrysler, BMW etc who have electric cars or hybrids (running a combination of fuel and electric motors). The companies usually offer charging cables and other accessories along with the vehicles, but what if you want to get a third party offering?

ProductBrandNamePrice
JuiceBoxJuiceBox Pro 40 with JuiceNetBuy on Amazon|$549(Price as of 12/13/2018 16:31 ET)
BoschBosch EL-51254-A Level 2 EV ChargerBuy on Amazon|$870.85(Price as of 12/13/2018 16:31 ET)
ChargePointChargePoint Home WiFi Enabled Electric Vehicle (EV) ChargerBuy on Amazon|$559(Price as of 12/13/2018 16:31 ET)
SiemensSiemens VersiCharge Smart-GridBuy on Amazon|$756.99(Price as of 12/13/2018 16:31 ET)
ZencarZencar Level 1 EV ChargerBuy on Amazon|$189.99(Price as of 12/13/2018 16:31 ET)

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Well, in that scenario, you will be pleased to know that there are a handful of third party EV charging stations out there that will help you charge up your vehicle. These mimic the charging stations that are located across the U.S. in form as well as function. So let’s have a look at some of the best home EV charging stations in 2018.

5 Best Home EV Charging Stations

JuiceBox Pro 40

As the name suggests, this is a high-end charging station for your automobile. The manufacturer gives you the choice between a hardwired unit and a plug-in unit, with the latter being the easiest to handle, especially for amateurs. It comes with a power of 40 ampere, 10kW EV, and is suitable for use both indoors and outdoors. What makes this stand out from the crowd is the presence of an app, helping you get detailed analysis on a variety of metrics like energy metering, scheduling, and prompt notifications to charge up your car. It’s a handy software and complements the hardware pretty well.

To get started with the JuiceBox Pro 40, all you need is a 14-50R port to plug it in, and you’re good to go. The charger will also help you save some money on your monthly utility bills, which makes this a real competitor among other EV charging stations. This variant of the JuiceBox Pro will set you back by $579, which is quite a bit, but considering what it brings to the table, a worthy investment.

Bosch Level 2

Bosch is a company known for hardware peripherals from drilling machines to several other construction components. However, they also make EV charging stations for electric cars. One of them, known as the Level 2 is particularly interesting and comes highly recommended from users and experts alike. This variant is 30 Amp and comes supplied with a 25 foot cable, letting you stretch it out from your garage to your parked vehicle. The company also makes shorter cables for a lesser price, although they’re out of stock now, so the 25 foot cable is what you can buy.

There’s no plug-in system here, which means you will have to rely on hard wiring to get the job done. The Bosch Level 2 comes with a 3 year limited warranty, making this one of the better offerings out there. You will have to shell out $849.99 for the Bosch Level 2, which makes it pretty expensive, but considering the fact that it’s coming from a company like Bosch, we highly recommend it.

ChargePoint

This particular model is slightly different from the others as it comes with Alexa support out of the box, provided you have an Alexa device at your disposal. The device comes runs on 40 amp, 240 volt power outlet, so you don’t have to do anything out of the ordinary to charge up your car. Further, this is an Energy Star certified charger, which means that it will save up to 40% more power when not in use (compared to other EV chargers). This model is meant for indoor use only, and there’s a hardwired charging station which is suitable for outdoor use.

The charger is compatible with a large number of cars, with the dedicated app making it easier to understand a bevy of data thrown around by the device. This car charger will set you back by $629, which is decent considering how other charging stations are priced. Be sure to check it out from Amazon.

Siemens VersiCharge

Popularly known for making communication equipment, Siemens is into car charging as well, thanks to the VersiCharge, which is currently available on Amazon and a handful of retail outlets across the U.S. The product is manufactured in California, and comes with a limited 3 year warranty, letting you use it without any major concerns. The charger is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use as per the company, and is compatible with cars that are compliant with the J1772 standard.

It can also charge your Teslas without much worry, provided you have a Tesla charging adapter. The Android app allows you to get an in-depth look at the data provided by the charger, including efficiency, schedules and a lot more. Needless to say, the Siemens VersiCharge is a versatile product, and comes with features to rival most offerings in the market right now. The device will cost you $796.61 on Amazon right now.

Zencar Level 1

Zencar is currently celebrating its anniversary/birthday, and the company is offering an additional 10% discount on the product, making it one of the more attractive offerings on this list. The charger is IP55 certified water resistant, although we highly recommend keeping your car charger away from rains or water of any kind. The company mentions that the local team will offer lifetime technical support for customers of the Zencar Level 1, with a limited 24 month warranty.

You don’t need to add any additional accessories as long as you have a NEMA 5-15 adapter or a 5-15R socket at your disposal. It comes with a 110V charger, allowing you to charge your vehicle up to 2X faster than conventional chargers. The Zencar Level 1 is compatible with a wide range of automobiles, so you should have no problem with regards to compatibility. It’s also lightning proof, making it a well packed product overall. It’s no surprise that this is one of the cheapest car EV charging stations with a price tag of $219.99.

ProductBrandNamePrice
JuiceBoxJuiceBox Pro 40 with JuiceNetBuy on Amazon|$549(Price as of 12/13/2018 16:31 ET)
BoschBosch EL-51254-A Level 2 EV ChargerBuy on Amazon|$870.85(Price as of 12/13/2018 16:31 ET)
ChargePointChargePoint Home WiFi Enabled Electric Vehicle (EV) ChargerBuy on Amazon|$559(Price as of 12/13/2018 16:31 ET)
SiemensSiemens VersiCharge Smart-GridBuy on Amazon|$756.99(Price as of 12/13/2018 16:31 ET)
ZencarZencar Level 1 EV ChargerBuy on Amazon|$189.99(Price as of 12/13/2018 16:31 ET)

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