Depending who we talk to, our Audi eTron is a week or two away. According to our My Audi account updates the vehicle is still in transit, however the dealer has told us that it has arrived in the US and is waiting for transport to the dealership. Either way, glad that we got the ball moving a few weeks ago with Have Power to get our EV Charging Station installed.
For our house here in DC we went with the Juice Box 32 with a hardwire connection. The Juice Box 40 would charge the car a little quicker, but to be honest an extra hour or so isn’t going to make a huge difference to us, we do not drive every day and on average the furthest round trip we do is maybe 50 miles so we will easily be able to charge up our car every evening and should never have any real problem having enough juice to get us where we want to go. Also, living in the North East there is already a reasonably robust network of fast chargers along the I-95 corridor.
We went for the hardwired unit because we don’t really intend on moving it, the unit is going to stay there, even if we move, the next renter or owner will inherit it. All new electric vehicles come with a charging unit, from what I’ve been told, they are all the plugin version, so we’ll keep the manufacturer unit in the car as our drive around, need to charge on the go, can’t find available station, have portable one in car. The hardwire is less expensive and also doesn’t need a ground wire.
I’ve been emailing back and forth with Jason at Have Power the past few days and he’s ready to go. From his original visit, he said he could finish the install in a day, but when it comes to construction work, especially on an older house, I always figure that the contractors are going to find something terrifying in the walls so keep the next day free just in case.
More photos at our Flickr EV Charging Album