Comparison of the best home EV charging stations (2020 update)

Compare the most popular home charging stations (also known as level 2 charging stations) and find your perfect match. If you are unsure which home charging station would best suit your electric car, we recommend you start by reading our guide on How to Choose Your Home Charging Station. Once you have selected the perfect home charging station for your lifestyle, make sure to browse ChargeHub’s online store to purchase at the best price!



Comparison table of level 2 home EV charging stations

Having a home charging station for your electric or plug-in hybrid car allows you to charge much faster than a standard outlet of 120V (also known as a level 1 charging station). In addition to saving you significant time, a home charging station empowers your independence as it diminishes your reliance on the public charging network, and helps you save money.

To help you find the perfect home charging solution that best meets your needs, we’ve prepared the following table which provides an overview of key features and specifications of some of the most popular home charging stations right now. To view all features and specs, click more details.


Charging Station Model EVduty-40 - Home charging station

EVduty-40

EV One - Home charging station

EV One

From $799

$839

From $999

$799.99

From $995

7.2kW
NEMA 6-50, NEMA 14-50 or hardwired NEMA 14-50, NEMA 6-50
Wall-mounted (indoor or outdoor) Wall-mounted (indoor or outdoor) Wall-mounted (indoor or outdoor) Wall-mounted (indoor or outdoor) Permanent hardwired wall-mounted (indoor or outdoor)
Smart model available
-40°C to 40°C -40°C to 40°C
5-year warranty 5-year warranty

Detailed description of each EV charging station

EVduty EVC30

$799

The EVduty home charging station (full charger name: EVduty-40 EVC30) has proven itself as a trustworthy home charging solution over the years. Designed and made in Quebec, this station is universally compatible with all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, like the BMW i3, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Hyundai IONIQ, the Nissan LEAF, and many others. With 7.2 kW of power, it will charge your electric car up to five times faster.

Its sober design matches all styles of buildings, and its compact size (weight: 6 kg / dimensions: 33 x 16.5 x 6 cm), makes it easy to transport. A smart version of the EVduty is also available (see below for more information about its key features). In the event that you select the basic version, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that you can always upgrade it to the smart-home version at any time after purchasing it. All in all, the EVduty charging station provides a complete and pleasant charging experience throughout the year, both indoors and outdoors.

EVduty-40 - Home charging station

EVduty Smart-Home

$899

The EVduty Smart-Home is a home charging station almost identical to its base version. Its smart features give EV owners the ability to remotely control access to the charging station, set a charging schedule, view the history of the charging sessions, and more.

Another smart feature to note is its power-sharing technology, which allows owners to add a second home charging station to the same circuit breaker. This makes it an ideal charging station for single-family homes with more than one electric or plug-in hybrid car.

Similar to the base version, the EVduty Smart-Home charging station has a universal connector, the SAE J1772 connector, ensuring compatibility with any electric car in North America. It can charge an EV up to five times faster with 7.2 kW of charging capacity. The charger is also portable, meaning you can move it inside or outside a garage during seasonal changes, take it with you to work if you have a 240V outlet, or easily take it to your new home if you ever move.

EVduty Smart-Home - Home charging station
Bosch EV400 Series - Home charging station

Bosch EV400 Series

$839

The Bosch EV400 Series is a level 2 home charging station that lets you charge your electric or plug-in hybrid car up to six times faster. Simple to assemble, this home charging station is portable and can easily be moved indoors or outdoors depending on your EV charging needs. Whether you set it up in the comfort of your garage, or place it outside, rain, snow, sleet, and ice won’t affect its ability to fully charge your EV, as long as you cover the charging station receptacle.

The Bosch EV400 Series home charging station offers a compact and elegant design with a 25-foot cable. Its SAE J1772 universal connector makes it compatible with all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars in North America. In terms of charging capacity, this model can output an adjustable intensity between 12 and 32 amps for a power output of 2.9 to 7.7 kW.

Bosch EV600 Series - Home charging station

Bosch EV600 Series

$999

The Bosch EV600 Series is a portable home charging station with the option to select an increased power charging capacity of 40 Amps. This can be useful for electric cars with high battery capacities.

Equipped with the universal SAE J1772 connector, it is perfectly compatible with every fully-electric and plug-in hybrid cars in North America. The Bosch EV600 Series charging station also has a weatherproof casing, while showcasing a modern appearance. Of course, it can also be installed indoors. Available in 7.2 kW or 9.6 kW power charging capacities, the EV600 Series charging station can charge a car up to seven times faster.

FLO Home G5 - Home charging station

FLO Home G5

$995

The FLO Home G5 charging station allows you to charge your electric car at home inside or outside. Nissan and Volkswagen are among the major car manufacturers who recommend FLO Home charging stations.

The FLO Home G5 charging station is designed for single-family homes and compatible with all models of electric and plug-in hybrid cars. It provides practical lighting at night with a lengthy cable of 25-feet. The cable is of commercial quality, ensuring flexibility and ease of use, even in extremely cold weather (down to -40 ° C).

Designed and manufactured entirely in Quebec, the FLO Home G5 charging station requires a permanent installation. It is also equipped with mechanisms that protect the charging station and the car against power fluctuations caused by the electrical network. Robust and safe, the FLO Home G5 is a charging station appreciated for its high reliability and is designed to last more than 10 years.

FLO Home X5 - Home charging station

FLO Home X5

$1,295

The FLO Home X5 charging station holds the same characteristics as the FLO Home G5 charging station and charges an electric or plug-in hybrid car five times faster than a level 1 charging station (otherwise known as a standard electrical outlet of 120V). However, the X5 model offers more features in terms of energy management, automatic software updates, and remote configurations which can be accessed through an online portal or the FLO Network mobile application. Its smart features offer real-time support and monitoring.

Another key differentiating aspect is its power-sharing technology, which enables EV owners to add a second charging station to the same circuit breaker. In other words, it is an ideal charging station for single-family homes with more than one electric or plug-in hybrid car.

Its 25-foot cable and robust housing made of 100% aluminum allow installation indoors and outdoors. The FLO Home X5 charging station is perfectly suited to weather Canadian winters, at temperatures going as low as -40°C.

EV ONE - Home charging station

EV ONE

$799.99

The EV ONE Home charging station is portable and compact and provides a screen to inform EV owners of the energy and power being delivered in kWh. Powerful, maintenance-free, and safe, the EV ONE Home charging station is compatible with all-electric or plug-in hybrid cars sold in North America (fitted with an SAE J1772 connector). In addition, it also offers one of the best warranties in Canada: a five-year warranty on the charging station, the cable, as well as the connector.

It can deliver up to 32 amps (7.6 kW) of charging power with 208 to 240 volts, which can charge your electric car up to five times faster than with a level 1 charging station (a standard outlet of 120V). This charging station is equipped with an anti-theft mechanism, a 25-foot cable, and includes a cable and receptacle holder. This home charging station is manufactured in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.


Home charging stations according to your needs

Each home charging station offers different attributes and specifications to consider when purchasing a home charging solution. Depending on your driving habits and living circumstances, you might prefer certain charging station models. Keep reading to find out what our team at ChargeHub recommends depending on your needs.

What is the most affordable home charging station?

The most affordable home charging station

The EVduty home charging station (Model Number: EVduty-40 EVC30) is the most affordable model, offering a standard power capacity of 7.2 kW. Designed in Quebec, it charges an EV up to five times faster than a level 1 charging station (also known as a standard 120V wall outlet). Equipped with an SAE J1772 universal connector, it is compatible with all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars sold in North America.

Offering similar features and affordability, the EV ONE Home charging station is available at $ 799.99.

The EV ONE Home charging station is portable and compact and provides a screen to inform EV owners of the energy and power being delivered in kWh. Powerful, maintenance-free, and safe, the EV ONE Home charging station is compatible with all-electric or plug-in hybrid cars sold in North America (fitted with an SAE J1772 connector). In addition, it also offers one of the best warranties in Canada: a five-year warranty on the charging station, the cable, as well as the connector.

It can deliver up to 32 amps (7.6 kW) of charging power with 208 to 240 volts, which can charge your electric car up to five times faster than with a level 1 charging station (a standard outlet of 120V). This charging station is equipped with an anti-theft mechanism, a 25-foot cable, and includes a cable and receptacle holder. This home charging station is manufactured in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.


Home charging stations according to your needs

Each home charging station offers different attributes and specifications to consider when purchasing a home charging solution. Depending on your driving habits and living circumstances, you might prefer certain charging station models. Keep reading to find out what our team at ChargeHub recommends depending on your needs.

What is the most affordable home charging station?

The most affordable home charging station

The EVduty home charging station (Model Number: EVduty-40 EVC30) is the most affordable model, offering a standard power capacity of 7.2 kW. Designed in Quebec, it charges an EV up to five times faster than a level 1 charging station (also known as a standard 120V wall outlet). Equipped with an SAE J1772 universal connector, it is compatible with all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars sold in North America.

Offering similar features and affordability, the EV ONE Home charging station is available at $ 799.99.

The most affordable smart home charging station

At $899, the EVduty-40 Smart-Home charging station is the cheapest smart model available. Some of its key features include remote monitoring and notifications in real-time with a mobile application.

What is the fastest EV home charging station?

First, each electric or plug-in hybrid car is equipped with a different battery capacity that accepts a certain power speed. The admitted power of an EV cannot be exceeded; regardless of the home charging station model. This means that a 9.6 kW home charging station will only charge an electric car faster than a 7.2 kW charging station if the car can accept more than 7.2 kW of power. If you are not sure of your EV’s admitted power, we’ve written a guide to help you find the most optimal charging solution for your home according to the electric car you drive.

If you do own an EV that accepts 9.6 kW of power, the Bosch EV600 40A is a faster solution that could save you time. For example, a Tesla Model S with a 60 kWh battery can be charged in 6.3 hours, compared to 8.3 hours for a less powerful EV charger, such as models offering 7.2 kW of power charging capacity.

What are the smart home charging station models available?

Smart, also referred to as connected, home charging stations are quite popular among EV drivers because of their capabilities to provide comprehensive information on charging habits in real-time. This level of monitoring can easily be done through mobile applications, enabling remote control to the charging station. There are two smart home charging models available: the EVduty Smart Home and the FLO Home X5

Which home charging station offers the best warranty?

The best warranty on the market is that of the EV ONE home charging station with its five-year warranty on the charging station, the cable, and the connector. Elmec's EVduty home charging stations offer the second-best warranty on the market: it covers the home charging station for five years and offers a three-year warranty on the cable and the connector. In general, most brands offer a three-year warranty on the entire charging station

Which home charging stations are portable?

The EVduty and the EV ONE home charging stations, as well as the Bosch EV400 Series, offer simple installations that can be completed without any specific tools or wiring, making them easy to transport between two places of use. Once a wall support is installed, it is simple to unplug any of these home charging stations and unhook them from the wall. These portable home charging stations only takes a few seconds to set up. Another advantage is their light and compact designs, further facilitating transportation.


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