Last updated on November 15th, 2015 at 12:07 pm
With electric cars continuing to thrive in the ever-greener auto market, it’s no real surprise that Joes are going to be on the lookout for charging stations a little closer to home. The ChargePoint Home is a smart home electric car charger and is going to be distributed by none other than Amazon later this summer.
If you haven’t heard of ChargePoint, you might want to remember the name. While prominent mainly in the US, ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle charging network in the world, with more than 22,300 charging locations and was ranked #1 by leading independent research firm, Navigant Research.
Every 6 seconds a Joe connects to a ChargePoint station and by initiating over 10 million charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over 9 million gallons of gasoline and driven over 220 million gas free miles. Pretty impressive figures.
ChargePoint Home delivers the same charging experience ChargePoint users have come to count on at work and around. It’s Wi-Fi enabled and networked, which means this charging station gives Joes freedom by allowing them to remotely start, schedule and set reminders for charging, all through their mobile app.
ChargePoint Home’s price will vary depending on the power level, installation type and cord length. The station is available as a 32 amp station that can deliver a maximum of 25 miles of Range Per Hour (RPH), or a 16 amp station that can deliver a maximum of 12 RPH. Cords are available in 12, 18, and 25 feet.
The station can be installed either indoors or outdoors, is available in a plug or hardwired version, and has a universal J1772 connector that is compatible with all EVs on the road today.
ChargePoint Home is integrated with a driver’s ChargePoint account so they can see residential, public and workplace charging via their mobile app. So you should never run out of juice. You can also view your energy usage and how many miles you’ve added during a charging session depending on your car.
As mentioned, the ChargePoint Home’s price will vary depending on your spec but stations ranges from £325 to £485 ($499 to $749). Drivers can learn more about the ChargePoint Home and get on the waiting list on the Website.