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Which EV charger should I install?

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Jun 11, 2019
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Which EV charger should I install?

I'm new to EV chargers and am building a house. What kind of EV charger should I install? I don't want to be married to Tesla either and I heard that you can get a more universal charger in that case, was told that it looks like your stove plug. Thanks.
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Aug 18, 2019
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Just buy Tesla. That's the gold standard. If you buy crappy non Tesla car one day like a Nissan leaf, just get an adapter. Simple enuf hombre? DYOR otherwise.🤷🏻‍♂️
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leafsnation98765 wrote: I'm new to EV chargers and am building a house. What kind of EV charger should I install? I don't want to be married to Tesla either and I heard that you can get a more universal charger in that case, was told that it looks like your stove plug. Thanks.
There's no reason to install a charger if you don't have an EV yet. The expensive part of an EV charging setup is installing the high-current cable, and the cable itself is completely vendor-agnostic.

Have the builders rough-in a high-current (e.g. 50 amp) 240V cable to your garage (the builders must also size your electrical service to support a 50 amp load) but defer installing a charger until you buy an EV.
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You will get more responses if you post in the Automotive forum.

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