Electrify Canada today announced a new business unit called Electrify Home, set to debut its Level 2 residential electric vehicle (EV) charger known as HomeStation, for $1,099 CAD.
The HomeStation will have adjustable charging power levels up to 40 amps, delivering charging speeds up to 9.6kW, which is 6.8x faster than a Level 1 charger, able to add up to 53km of range per hour.
Electrify Home’s HomeStation will offer DIY and professional install options, feature Wi-Fi, plus seamlessly integrate the upcoming revamped Electrify Canada mobile app.
“Home charging accounts for about 80 percent of EV charging, so it’s imperative that people have a charging system that integrates into their daily lives,” said Nina Huesgen, Senior Manager, Home and eCommerce at Electrify Canada, in a statement to Tesla North. “Our state-of-the-art home charger will help drive EV adoption by providing forward-thinking home charging solutions for EV drivers.”
With Wi-Fi capabilities, users will be able to conduct charging sessions through the Electrify Canada mobile app, check charging status, see charging history and more. Coming soon, HomeStation will support virtual assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant.
HomeStation will be able to deliver 40, 32 or 16 amps, and allow homeowners to avoid upgrading their panels. Scheduling of charging will be possible through the Electrify Canada app to take advantage of lower rates at off-peak hours. The unit may also qualify for various rebates and grants at provincial and municipal levels.
“EV drivers have come to expect a fast and convenient charging experience from Electrify Canada and we’re excited to offer an integrated solution to support drivers on the road, and at home,” added Huesgen. “The upgraded mobile app will provide users with a simple, all-in-one solution to manage all their charging sessions, giving them the freedom to manage their account, schedule off-peak charging, locate public charging stations, among other features.”
HomeStation supply power is compatible with most electric dryer power circuits and can be plugged in with a NEMA 14-50 plug or hardwired by a professional electricians. Qmerit is a third party EV installation service that can install HomeStation, with prices starting at $1,275 CAD.
Included is a 24-foot charging cable for HomeStation, which can be installed indoors or out. The unit will have lights to indicate charging status, with design and engineering firm Italdesign responsible for the unit’s finish and look.
Electrify Home says HomeStation includes a 3-year limited warranty on parts and 24-hour customer service via a dedicated Level 2 charging telephone number.
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