Soon after Tesla opened up their Supercharger network to all electric cars in the Netherlands, they quietly launched a new home charger. But not your typical Tesla charger. This one comes with a J1772 plug, meaning it will power the battery of any electric car in North America – not just Tesla vehicles.
Kudos to Tesla for making two moves in one day to service electric vehicles other than the ones it manufactures.
Tesla continues to pave the way for EVs. Both the new wall charger and the opening of the Supercharger network show the company is ready to take advantage of the increasing number of EVs on the market and within its range.
See Also: Best electric cars
The ‘J1772’ Gen 2 Wall Connector is primarily designed for non-tesla owners. It provides up to 9.6 kW (40 amp) power output and includes a 24-foot cable. You’ll also find several power settings and can place the charger either indoors or outdoors.
For just $415, it’s a reasonably affordable level 2 charger. However, it won’t have the Wi-Fi connectivity of the Gen 3 chargers.
For Tesla vehicle owners, we recommend a Wall Connector for the most seamless home charging experience. The J1772 Gen 2 Wall Connector requires an adapter for Tesla vehicles.
Although many legacy automakers already sell branded home chargers, the third-party market has been flooded with lesser-known brands. Thus, the recognizability of Tesla’s name on a versatile home charger for a competitive price could be a good opportunity for them.
If you live in the US, you can purchase the charger here. You may even be eligible for a 30% federal tax credit to boost.