Friday, October 16, 2015

Got a residential electric vehicle charger for my own house...pretty affordable and pretty awesome!

This is pretty cool. Nearly 2 years ago my husband and I got a Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. He drives is primarily to work downtown and back, and mostly charges his car in the parking garage. A company called Chargepoint just came out with an affordable residential charging unit, so we took the plunge and had one installed in our home. This thing is awesome. The unit we purchased was the Chargepoint 25 32-Amp hard-wired model and cost about $500. They do make other less-expensive units as well...we purchased this one because it charges more quickly. We had an electrical contractor professionally install it for us. SMUD and PG&E both offer incentives to installing residential charging stations. We are loving this so far.

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