Los Angeles County utility companies offer great rebates for putting in a home charger.  The cost of many of the charging stations listed below would be covered entirely covered by these rebates. Here are the details:

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) Home EVSE Rebate Details:

  • Who does the rebate apply to?  LADWP Customers

  • How much? Up to $500

  • What is covered? The purchase of a Level 2, residential, 240 volt unit (personal parking spaces at multi-family complexes also qualify)

Glendale Water & Power (GWP) Home EVSE Rebate Details:

  • Who does the rebate apply to?  GWP Customers

  • How much?  Up to $500

  • What is covered? The purchase and installation of a Level 2, residential, 240 volt unit (personal parking spaces at multi-family complexes also qualify)

Burbank Water & Power (BWP) Home EVSE Rebate Details:

  • Who does the rebate apply to?  BWP Customers

  • How much? Up to $1000

  • What is covered? The purchase and installation of a Level 2, residential, 240 volt unit (personal parking spaces at multi-family complexes also qualify)

Pasadena Water & Power (PWP) Home EVSE Rebate Details:

  • Who does the rebate apply to?  PWP Customers

  • How much?  Up to $400

  • What is covered? The purchase and installation of a Level 2, residential, 240 volt unit (personal parking spaces at multi-family complexes also qualify)

South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Home EVSE Rebate Details:

  • Who does the rebate apply to? Los Angeles County Residents

  • How much? Up to $250 (up to $500 for low-income residents)

  • What is covered? The purchase of a Level 2, residential, 240 volt unit (personal parking spaces at multi-family complexes also qualify)

(See the bottom of this post for the links to the applications)

With so many different chargers out there, the team here at EVSpace realized we need to make a basic product guide for the average consumer looking to buy a home EV charging station.

Here are two tables below – one for Hardwire stations and one for Plugin stations.

We curated this list with:

  1. Some of the more common, main stream brands that have some reputation in the industry
  2. Level 2, 30+ Amp home charging stations
  3. Charging stations that can easily be purchased through your Amazon accounts

This is not meant to be a review of any of the stations, but it does let you know what customers are thinking on Amazon for these products.

Plugin

• Very easy to install by mounting the station to the wall and plugging into a NEMA rated outlet (for the stations we show you below, usually a 6-50/14-50 outlet, I.E. connected to a 50 Amp dedicated circuit, but check specific manufactures instructions on required plug)
• Can unplug from the outlet take with you. Not a permanent fixture in nature and allows flexibility to be mobile when needed
• Not rated for the outdoors
• Costs a bit more to buy relative to hardwire station, (but your install can be less if you have an existing NEMA rated outlet)

Product

Rating On Amazon

Availability on Prime

Price

Dimensions

( W x H x D Inches)

Cord Management

Connectivity

Warrenty

Weight

(Lbs)

Cord Lenght

(Feet)

Programable 

Power Speifications

UL Certification

Miscellaneous Features

41 Reviews

13 x 12 x 8

Cable Hanger

No

3 Years

20

25

No

30 AMP, 240 Volt

UL Certified

Preferred charging partner of Nissan, Ford, Fiat, Mitsubishi, Kia, and Volvo


Buy



171 Review(s)

7 x 11.2 x 5

Cord Rest on Top of Unit

Yes

3 Years

~8

18

Yes, Via Smartphone

32 Amp, 240 Volt

UL Certified

Mobile App, Overair Software Updates, Connects to Nest 


Buy



94 Review(s)

9 x 19.7 x 5.3

Cord rests on top of unit, comes with connector holster

No

3 Years

13.5

25

No

32 Amp 240 Volt

UL Certified

Lockable Connector; Lock & Keys Included; Made in USA; Higher power at 40 Amps


Buy



182 Review(s)

10 x 6 x 3

Cord rests on top of unit, comes with connector holster

Yes

3 Years

20

24

Yes, Via Smartphone

40 Amp, 240 Volt

No

Higher power at 40 Amps; Voice control management via Alexa, charge scheduling/timing, energy metering, WiFi connectivity, notifications, smartphone app, etc.


Buy



68 Review(s)

24 x 16.2 x 9 

Cord rests on top of unit

No

1 Year

34.6

25 Feet

No

40 Amp, 240 Volt

UL Certified



Buy



275 Review(s)

20.5 x 18 x 15 

Cord rests on top of unit

No

3 Years

14.5

20

Charge delay button, 2,4,6,8 hours

30 Amp, 240 Volt

UL Certified

Status indicating LED Halo


Buy



 

Hardwire

• A permanent install, where you run the hardwire conduit right into the unit
• Can be slightly less to buy than a plugin station but usually a costlier installation
• Usually rated to be placed in an outdoor environment

Product

Rating On Amazon

Availability on Prime

Price

Dimensions

W x H D

Inches

Cord

Management

Connectivity

Warrenty

Weight

(Lbs)

Cord Lenght

(Feet)

Programable 

Power Specfications

UL Certification

Miscellaneous Features

23 Review(s)

12x8x12 

Cable Hanger

No

3 Years

19

15

No

30 Amp, 240 Volt

UL Certified

Preferred charging partner of Nissan, Ford, Fiat, Mitsubishi, Kia, and Volvo

34 Review(s)

13.8x15.7x5.0

Cable Hanger

No

1 Year

15.4

18

Yes

Built-in timer delay buttons

30 AMP, 240 Volt

UL Certified

$100 bonus credit to Blink Network Chargers 

171 Review(s)

7x11.2x5

Cord Rest on Top of Unit

Yes

3 Years

~8

18

Yes,

Via Smartphone

32 Amp, 240 Volt

UL Certified

Mobile App, Overair Software Updates, Connects to Nest 

96 Review(s)

9x19.7x5.3

Cord rests on top of unit, comes with connector holster

No

3 Years

13.7

25

No

32 Amp, 240 Volt

UL Certified

Lockable Connector; Lock & Keys Included; Made in USA; Higher power at 40 Amps

5 Review(s)

10x6x3.5 

Cord rests on top of unit, comes with connector holster

Yes

3 Years

21

24

Yes,

Via Smartphone

75 Amp, 240 Volt

No

High Power 75 Amp; Voice control management via Alexa, charge scheduling/timing, energy metering, WiFi connectivity, notifications, smartphone app, etc.

3 Review(s)

10.2x4x12.6 

Cord rests on top of unit

No

2 Years

23.2

25

No

40 Amp, 240 Volt

No

Higher power at 40 Amps; Integrated on/off switch to minimize standby power

106 Review(s)

14.5x16x6.5

Cord rests on top of unit

No

3 Years

12.5

14

Yes,

Charge delay button, 2,4,6,8 hours

30 AMP, 240 Volt

UL Certified

Status indicating LED Halo

58 Review(s)

11.25x12x6.38

Cord rests on top of unit

No

3 Years

19.4

No

No

30 Amp, 240 Volt

UL Certified

Ability to de-rate the unit's voltage and amperage based on the application;

Green charging light illuminates to signal that vehicle is charging, switching to red in the event of a fault

114 Review(s)

12.7x9.5x4.4 

Cable Hanger

No

18 Months

18.6

18

No

30 Amp, 208, 240 Volt

UL Certified

Free custom skin — over 600 designs or create your own, User-friendly, segmented LED display shows if the vehicle is charging and for how long it has charged

 

See here for our article on Level 2 Charging and an intro guide on purchasing a residential station for your home.

Link to Los Angeles Department of Water & Power Home EV Charger Rebate Application

Link to Glendale Water & Power Home EV Charger Rebate Application

Link to Burbank Water & Power Home EV Charger Rebate Application

Link to Pasadena Water & Power Home EV Charger Rebate Application

Link to South Coast Air Quality Management District Home EV Charger Rebate Application

Link to Professional EV Charger Installation Services Offered by Amazon Home Services 

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