Plugzio v.s. Level 2


Plugzio is considered Level 1 charging and adds at least 40 miles (70km) of range on an overnight charge to the existing battery range.


Level 1 charging in general is best suited for long-duration parking scenarios like residential parking, airport, hotels or colleges; On the contrary Level 2 charging is best suited for transient quick parks, such as restaurants and gyms.


The choice of the best charger for your EV depends more on your lifestyle and budget than anything else.

First let's compare costs associated with a single installation

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!

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

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."

Now let us compare some features that are very important but often get neglected!

What happens if you don't pay the on-going fees?

With some level 2 charging providers (especially the expensive ones), if you don't pay their hefty on-going fees you will have a useless brick attached to the wall. However, if you pick an OCPP charger then you may still have to jump from provider to provider for the lifetime of the device but the chance of the charger becoming useless is much lower.

With Plugzio if you decide to stop paying the minimal on-going fees, you still have a fully functional but 'dumb' outlet, no loss!

Benefits to none-EV owners - other value adds

A Level 2 charger has only a single use-case which is charging an electric vehicle; However, if you go the smart route and install a 240V outlet for your Level 2 charger (instead of a direct line to the charger) then you may be able to use the 240V outlet for an electric stove at your parking space but beside that there is no benefit for Level 2 chargers to none-EV owners.

With Plugzio you have an outlet at your parking space with unlimited use-cases.

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