Electrify America Launches An Affordable Home Charger

Electrify America has already opened more than 300 charging stations, but the company is switching things up by launching its first home charger.

Dubbed the Electrify America Electric Vehicle Home Charger, the device costs $499 and is available for purchase on Amazon and Electrify America’s website.

The Level 2 charger is compatible with all electric vehicles sold in North America and it features a charging capacity of 7.6 kW which is roughly six times greater than a typical Level 1 charger. This enables electric vehicles to be given up to 25 miles (40.2 km) of range every hour.

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While it’s not as powerful as the company’s public chargers, Electrify America noted many EV owners do more than 80 percent of their charging at home. This makes a home charger ideal for the company and it’s a boon for consumers as it undercuts other popular chargers such as those from ChargePoint and JuiceBox.

Despite being one of the more affordable Level 2 chargers on the market, Electrify America’s charger has a 24 foot (7.3 meter) long charging cable and a NEMA 3R enclosure which enables it to be mounted outdoors. The unit is also flexible as it can be plugged into a 240-volt outlet or hardwired in by an electrician.

Other highlights include an LED charging status indicator and Wi-Fi connectivity. The latter allows owners to see details about their charging sessions and Electrify America said it will eventually enable the unit to work with demand response programs from utility companies.

Interestingly, Electrify America’s parent company, Volkswagen, recently introduced a handful of their own electric vehicle chargers. They’ll go up for order in Europe this November and offer a slick design as well as a charging capacity of up to 11 kW.

  • Jay

    lol affordable? This is the same price as anyone else if not worse. Obvious ad.

    • G82FS

      Totally agree that this is just an ad. I only paid $360 over a year ago for my charging cable that has the same specs…

      • Jay

        Precisely, i payed even a little less than that for the same specs, albeit its hooked into a 240V plug i had installed. These “stations” are for what? They legit dont do anything different besides just having a nice place to store.

  • TheBelltower

    That’s exactly what a Tesla or a ChargePoint wall charger costs. You really don’t even need a wall charger at all if you have a dryer plug nearby.

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