SIZING TOOL: ClipperCreek has an extremely useful sizing tool for most makes/models of car:
About “HARD-WIRED” vs “PLUG-IN”: All chargers have a cord for output power that plugs into your car for charging. Some also have a cord and plug for their input power, and these get plugged into a heavy-duty outlet on the wall. Most models can be ordered either way, and Installation costs are generally the same, either way. Some factors in deciding which:
- Hard-wired is the best choice for outdoor locations, or locations where security is an issue. If the unit can be easily unplugged, it can be easily stolen.
- Plug-in units are generally fastened to the wall with big screws or bolts. They’re not like unplugging a lamp, and may not be “perfect” for travel, or visits to that second home.
- Plug-in units are a great idea if it’s likely you’ll be selling the house in the foreseeable future.
RECOMMENDATIONS: The correct EV charger for you depends on your car, and on your specific needs. Below is a list of high-quality, reliable EV chargers that we think are worth investing in, to help you narrow down your decision.
*Don’t miss the important Notes section at the bottom of the list.