Electrify Home has launched HomeStation, a Level 2 residential electric vehicle (EV) charger. With adjustable charging power levels of up to 40 amps, professional and do-it-yourself installation options, and programmable WiFi features, buyers will have the ability to schedule charging times, which can help customers save on energy costs by charging during off-peak hours if such rates are offered.
HomeStation’s WiFi capabilities let users sync their product with the app – which can then be used to start and stop charging sessions remotely, schedule future home charging sessions, and view charging status and reminders. Switching back and forth between the public network of more than 2,400 chargers and the HomeStation is also possible, helping keep track of all charging history in one app. HomeStation also allows for integration with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant, so customers can use their voice assistants to communicate with the charger.
Home Station is the brand’s fastest home charger. Under the 40-amp configuration, it can provide charging speeds of up to 9.6kW – 6.8 times faster than on a Level 1 charger. This means some EVs can add up to 33 miles of range per hour.