The Hidden Smart Home Costs of EV Ownership

  • Type of charging station you install
  • Whether home renovations are necessary
  • Labor costs
  • Permit costs
  • CHAdeMO: created by a different company than the ones that set the SAE standards and uses a different plug configuration.
  • SAE Combo: an SAE standard connector that combines a smaller J1772 plug with a DC connector to deliver extra power.
  • Tesla connector: works with the company’s type 2 charging network and its type 3 Supercharger stations.



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Tod Caflisch

Tod Caflisch


Smart Home technology visionary with passion for out of the box solutions for home technology integrations, focusing on efficiency, safety and sustainability.