The VW charging infrastructure subsidiary Electrify America now offers a home charging station for electric cars. The ‘Electrify America Electric Vehicle Home Charger’ features a charging power of up to 7.6kW and is available on Amazon for $499.
The product is also accessible through Electrify America directly, and the VW subsidiary also plans to add a new home charging section within its mobile app. User will thus be able to track and manage both their public and home charging sessions in one place.
The new station is an acknowledgement that “many of today’s EV drivers do more than 80 per cent of their charging at home,” explains Nina Huesgen, Senior Manager, L2 Operations & Program Management at Electrify America. It is also the company’s entry into the home charging market in the US.
The home charger is compatible with all electric vehicles available in the North American market today. It features a charging power of up to 7.6kW which VW claims is about six times faster than the typical Level 1 charger, depending on vehicle make and model. So it provides about 25 miles of range per hour to a typical EV.
The charger comes standard with a NEMA 14-50 plug and as a plug-in unit but can also be hard-wired as an option. Electrify America says it can be used both indoors and outdoors, at least under not too severe weather conditions (NEMA-3 certified).
The Electrify America Electric Vehicle Home Charger has a three-year warranty. The company has partnered with Qmerit for installation in case there is not any qualified electrician in an area.
Until now, the subsidiary set up following diesel-gate in the US has offered public charging only. Recent cooperations include an interoperability agreement with EVgo as well as a similar agreement with ChargePoint.