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The purchase of an electric vehicle typically includes the installation of an at-home charger. While the included charger is sufficient for some, it's not always the best solution available. ChargePoint, the company best known for its public network of more than 22,000 EV charging stations, says its new Home kit offers features and benefits you won't find elsewhere at a price that's surprisingly affordable.
ChargePoint Home starts at $499 and scales up to $749 based on power level, installation type and cord length. It is available as a 32 amp station capable of delivering up to 25 miles of Range Per Hour (RPH) or a 16 amp station with a maximum output of 12 RPH.
Customers can choose from 12, 18 and 25 feet of cord length. The unit can be installed indoors or outdoors, either as a plug or hardwired version, and uses a universal J1772 connector that's said to be compatible with every EV currently on the market.
The real benefits, however, lie in the software.
The ChargePoint Home app allows users to monitor the current charging rate and schedule charging to take place during off-peak hours when the cost of electricity is cheaper. The app can also remind users that they may have forgotten to plug their car in when they got home from work. Furthermore, it is compatible with Nest to track usage and save on energy costs.
ChargePoint Home will be available via Amazon later this summer.