Plugzio v.s. Level 2

Charging Cost Comparison

The range of your EV dependents solely on your vehicle's battery size, a faster home charger doesn't magically give you more range.

This page will compare the cost of installing 30 Level 2 (240V) chargers with 30 Plugzio Level 1 (120V) chargers over 10 years.

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First let's compare costs associated with a single installation

Installation Cost
ChargePoint CPF or decent networked Level 2 charger
ChargeLab or any OCPP Service Provider
Plugzio Bluetooth Outlet
Hardware Cost
$2,000+
$1,500+
$370
Electrical Permits & Licenses
$1,500+
$1,500+
$150+
Setup Fees
$500+
$450+
FREE
Installation
$3,000+
$3,000+
$450+
Total Fixed Cost
$7,000 or more
About $7,000
About $970
Service Fees
$25+ per month
$20+ per month
2 years included! $3 per month after.
Commissions on Revenue
At least 10%
At least 10%
0%

Installing an electric vehicle charger is a long-term cost

Unlike a product you would buy of-the-shelf, the true cost of an electric vehicle charger often becomes apparent after the installation!

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Most Affordable Networked Level 2 Charger
Plugzio Bluetooth Outlet
Total cost per 30 units including installation
$150,000+ ($5,000 per unit)
$30,000+ ($1,000 per unit)
Total monthly service fees paid in 10 years
$72,000+ ($20 per month)
$8,640+ (2 years free, $3/mo after)
Total cost of ownership for 30 units in 10 years
$222,000+
$38,640+

With the savings you can install 183 more Plugzio units and solve the EV charging problem once and for all!

But let's be fair Level 2 charging is faster. What if I need to go somewhere far?

This circle shows the minimum distance (40 miles = ~70 km) Level 1 can get you on an overnight charge from 
Downtown New York
 - Try your own city

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And if you need to travel further, you need a bigger battery, not a faster charger!

If your phone constantly runs out of battery before you get home to charge it, you will get a battery pack or an outlet at your destination, not a faster charging cable at home! Don't let some Level 2 sales people sabotage your common sense!

According to Forbes, "If an office can put in 5 low-power chargers for the cost of one Level 2 charger, that might be the better choice since most cars travel only 40 miles/day."