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Which Chargers Are Compatible With My EV?

Written by Caitlin Ritchie

Edited by Hannah Hillson

Last updated 11/02/2022

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EV charging FAQs

  • Every EV in the U.S. is compatible with Level 1 and Level 2 chargers using a J1772 connector. This includes Teslas, although they require an adapter.

  • The cost to charge an EV at home will depend on how many miles per kilowatt-hour (kWh) your EV receives, the average electricity rate you pay, and how many miles you drive per month. Our EV charging costs page can help you estimate how much charging an EV would add to your electricity bill each month.

  • Yes, most EV purchases will come with a connector so you can charge your vehicle with a Level 1 charger (which gets power from a regular 120-volt outlet). You can pay extra to upgrade to a Level 2 charger. If you purchase a Tesla, you may consider purchasing additional adapters, depending on the public charging options in your area.

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