An electric vehicle charging station, also called EV charging station, electric recharging point, charging point, charge point and EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment), is an element of infrastructure that supplies electric energy for the recharging of plug-in electric vehicles, including all-electric cars, neighbourhood electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.
Some compatible vehicles include:
- BMW i3
The stylish if slightly odd-looking BMW i3 is the lightest EV on the market.
- BMW i8
The i8 is BMW’s expensive sleek futuristic plug-in hybrid supercar.
- Chevrolet Spark EV
The Spark EV is the all-electric version of Chevy’s five-door urban mini-car.
- Fiat 500e
The Fiat 500e is every bit as cute as the petrol-powered Fiat 500.
- Ford Focus Electric
The five-door hatchback provides about 80 miles of range.
- Mitsubishi I-MiEV
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV was once considered a front-runner in the race for a mass-market EV.
- Nissan Leaf
The Nissan LEAF is by far the most popular EV in the world.
- Smart Electric Drive
The latest version of tiny two-seat city car is a vast improvement over Smart’s previous all-electric versions.
- Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S is a bright vision of a practical and desirable all-electric family car.
- Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid’s 4.4 kilowatt-hour battery pack provides 11 or more all-electric miles from full charge.
- Volkswagen E-Golf
The Volkswagen E-Golf is the company’s first all-electric car.
- Renault ZOE
Renault’s Z.E. or zero emissions range are funky but practical in design and innovation.