EV Charging Equipment From Your Favorite Brands (And Their Partners)

For first time purchasers of electrical automobiles one significant consideration that should be made is how you're going to charge the automobile. Where to begin? Well manufacturers are making an effort (either by themselves or through partnership) to make certain you have options offered and a lot of enjoy to have your new charging equipment have matching branding to your new vehicle. Which of these models fits your fancy?

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00:00 Introduction
00:47 General Motors/Ultium
02:36 Ultium Battery
04:28 Volkswagen/Electrify Home
05:36 Subaru
06: 48 Kia/Chargepoint
07:43 Honda/Acura
09:00 Ford
11:44 In Conclusion





9 responses to “EV Charging Equipment From Your Favorite Brands (And Their Partners)”

  1. @cencio_1976 Avatar

    The Honda evse looks suspiciously like the Juicebox by Enel X

    1. @EVBuyersGuide Avatar

      You’ve got a good eye. -Travis

  2. @applesushi Avatar

    Home EVSE’s use essentially the same plug as your dryer. When’s the last time you had a dryer fail at the plug? I expect a lot of people to tell me theirs did, but it still seems fairly unlikely. 😅 I much prefer being able to replace a failed unit without having to call and pay an electrician.

    1. @RichardMillet-RM Avatar

      The load and, more importantly, load duration needed to charge an EV is *significantly* larger for an EV than it is for a dryer. It’s not a good comparison. If, for whatever reason, you can NOT hardwire your EVSE and need to use a NEMA 15-50 outlet, then at least purchase a high-quality (and yes, expensive) one like the ones made by Hubbell.

    2. @EVBuyersGuide Avatar

      The dryer and the an EVSE call for very different electrical loads. One has the ability to peak fairly high, the other is going to be operating at that peak almost constantly. It’s not to say it’s going to fail, it’s just another component that could create a fail point (especially if it’s not made for the application). -Travis

    3. @ALMX5DP Avatar

      I’d be interested to hear from an electrician or electrical engineer who knows the specifications for those outlets. I have a hard time thinking that outlets and associated breakers and wiring are not made to safely handle their rated amperage regardless of how long it’s being pulled for. Breakers will age, and though perhaps they may age out quicker under heavy use than those not, I’d think generally there is not real cause for concern (we likely would have heard of that by now being EVs and modern style level 2 EVSEs have been around for like 15+ years).

    4. @WinstonMakesMore Avatar

      The danger with plug-in EVSE’s is the cycle rating of the receptacle. When plug contacts get loose you risk arcing and eventually fire. Cheap outlets get loose faster and aren’t meant to handle plugging and unplugging devices frequently.

  3. @freddiecarr7602 Avatar

    I hope Ford does an about-face on the NACS plug. I think it will slow the adoption of V to H via DC bus since we will be down to 2 wires. I’ve lost track on who is using NACS via the AC circuit on the vehicle onboard charger?

    1. @EVBuyersGuide Avatar

      There’s a snowballs chance Ford does a 180 on NACS/J3400 adoption. They were the trend setter and everything is heading that direction. -Travis

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