Electric cars are starting to take up more and more of the automotive market, in 2019 around 2.9 million Electric vehicles were registered. Because level 1 charging from ordinary household outlets is too slow, Many electric car owners need level 2 charging stations that quickly recharge their battery from 240V outlets like the ones used for an electric dryer or oven. These home charging stations allow for faster charging speed and work with all production electric cars because they utilize the industry-standard J1772 charging protocol. Here’s a selection of the best home charging stations on the market based on price, consumer reviews from a variety of sources, and manufacturer reputation.
With a straightforward installation process that only requires you plug in the charger, the ClipperCreek is one of the best and safest home car charging stations that you could ever use for your EV. Capable of a generous 32 amp output at 240 volts, this level 2 charger can power up a wide array of electric cars, such as the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt and BMW i3. The extended three-year warranty, the compact size and the 25 feet of included cable make the ClipperCreek a truly efficient home Ev charger that will offer power to your car 5.5 times faster than the original cord it comes with.
A premium electric car home charging station with a black and silver sleek design, the ChargePoint is a popular and extremely well-reviewed gadget on the EV market. It is the first Energy Star certified electric car charger, using 40% less energy than other e-car chargers, when not in use. Also, its 240-volt, 32-amp performance will speed up the charging process by 6 times, adding up to 25 miles of range per hour so you’ll always know how far you can travel if you have only 60 minutes available to charge your car. The ChargePoint comes with an incredibly useful smartphone app that helps you schedule charging when electricity rates are low, in order to save money and use your home charging station in the most effective way possible.
Proudly built in the USA, the JuiceBox Pro is a 40-amp, 240-volt high power home charging station that is portable, and rated for both the indoors and outdoors. The JuiceBox Pro is can plug into any NEMA 14-50 outlet and can charge any electric car including Tesla using Tesla’s charging adapter. The smartphone app provides you real-time and historical charging data and allows you to set wire limits and perform circuit load balancing to ensure you never exceed the limit of your electrical supply circuit.
Siemens is without doubt one of the most trustworthy electronics manufacturer in the world, so it’s no wonder that their US2 VersiCharge Ev home charging station has received such overwhelmingly good reviews from over 500 users on Amazon. This level 2 charger is 4 times faster than the basic level 1 models, with 30-amps of power and 240-volts, this home charging station is compatible with all the electric vehicles on the market, even with the Teslas if you’re using their adapter. US2 was rated as the “best ev charging station” back in 2017, impressing with its stability and ease of use.
Built with future electric cars that will have bigger battery packs in mind, the Leviton EVB40 is a perfect fit even for high capacity electric vehicles like the Tesla Model X or Tesla Model 3. The tool-less, non-permanent installation of this home charging station makes it easy to mount on any wall and you can even carry it with you when you move away from home. The Leviton EVB40 has a generous 40-amp output and works on 240-volts, meaning that it can charge electric vehicles way faster than the level 1 120-volt models that you can find cheaper from other electric car charging station manufacturers.
The Mustart is a great value charging station that doesn’t cost a fortune but bring a great deal of amazing features to the table. With its level 2, 40-amp power output, this electric car home charging station is able to charge your e-car 5 times faster than a level 1 16-amp station that the majority of vehicles come equipped with, which means you’ll have your EV ready to roll in a jiffy. All you need for this charger to work is a 220 or 240-volt NEMA14-50 outlet to plug it into, and the Mustart will turn into the best home charging station you could ever have.
Blink HQ is probably the most elegant home charging station we have ever had the chance to review, with a black shiny finish that makes it standout in an elegant way, this charger has a standard 20-amp output, it works with 240 volts and is extremely convenient to use. All you have to do is plug it in your vehicle, push a button to select the appropriate start delay so that you can avoid peak utility hours and the Blink HQ will charge you EV 6 times faster than a level 1 charging station. Be it an e-Golf, a Tesla Model 3 or even a Toyota Prius, this home charging station is a good fit for all.
The 32 amp, 240 volt EvoCharge is built to work with absolutely any electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that is sold in the United States and Canada, this home charging station having three adjustable current output settings (for 16, 24 and 32 amps) and a modern design that perfectly complements your electric car. Suited for both outdoor and indoor use, the EvoCharge is easy to install and using it is really a walk in the park, the whole charging process being highly intuitive and extremely straightforward.
Tesla Wall Charger
We would like to mention that if you own a Tesla, the official Tesla Wall Connector is the most convenient way to charge it at your home or office, with the fastest charge speeds available. Simply plug your e-car in overnight and wake up to a fully charged EV, every morning. The Wall Connector can be purchased online from the Tesla store and the price is similar to the majority of other home charging stations we’ve seen before (around 500 bucks). Compatible with 208 and 240-volt power supplies, this charger can give you an output of up to 44 amps, the right amount to juice up the performance and long-range Models 3s in a matter of minutes.
A level 2 charger is a good option between level 1 charging and commercial DC fast charging stations, and is a must have for any electric car owner.