The Polestar 2 is fitted with an 11 kW on-board charger. When you get your Polestar 2, it comes with a charging cable for use as a public AC charger or a home AC charger. However, the charging cable allows you to charge at 10 or 16 amps, basically the slowest way of charging.
The Polestar 2 has a 78 kWh battery, of which 75 kWh is usable. So it takes almost two days to fully charge the Polestar via a Level 1 charger, which is relatively long.
Level 2 chargers can charge your car a lot quicker because they can deliver more current than what a standard Level 1 charger can do.
We’ve picked the 5 best Level 2 home chargers that are available on the market for your Polestar 2.
The JuiceBox home charger is one of the most compact home EV charging stations available on the market. It can charge your electric car at 32 amps (7.7 kW), 40 amps (9.6 kW) and 48 amps (11.5 kW). The 32-amp and 40-amp versions can either be plugged or hardwired, while the 48-amp one should be hardwired for safety.
The JuiceBox EV charger works with any electronic vehicle on the market, so you don’t have to worry about compatibility. It’s designed simple, but it works perfectly.
With the NEMA 4 rating, the JuiceBox home charger can be used indoors or outdoors. It goes with the JuiceNet app that’s web-based for iOS and Android systems. The app allows you to control your charge, such as scheduling charging at off-peak hours when electricity is cheaper. Once your electric car is plugged in, the charger will automatically schedule your car to charge during those hours to save more on electricity.
The Pulsar Plus is Wallbox’s best-selling product in Europe. It’s a super-connected product that is connected with Google Home and Amazon Alexa, so you can set it to charge.
It’s available in 40-amp and 48-amp versions. The 40-amp unit is capable of 9.6 kW of power output, while the 48-amp one delivers up to 11.5 kW of output. The company does all of the design, the development and they manufacture it in-house in Spain. They focus a lot on aesthetics and design. They want to make it super compact because they use less material and get the price point lower. By using less material, it’s more sustainable.
As of 9/21/21, the Pulsar Plus is at a very economical price point and super high-tech for the price.
It’s both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled. Through a mobile app, you’re allowed to access all the smart features, including scheduling, reminders and analytics.
The Grizzl-E Classic Level 2 charger comes from United Chargers in Canada. The home charger package includes the mounting brackets with the attachment screws, the cable management holder called Easy EV Plug for holding the connector.
The Grizzl-E classic is doing what it’s supposed to do. It is well built and is a robust charger to give you up to 40 amps of power output. The power is also adjustable to be 16, 24, 32, and 40 amps.
A Wi-Fi charger is not always perfect in all situations, especially if you have weaker Wi-Fi, so if you don’t need Wi-Fi and want a charger that charges your Polestar 2, this is the ONE to get.
A nice quality unit will last a long time. You won’t have any problems with connectors melting or plugs burning out. Get this good solid EV charger, and you won’t regret that decision.
ChargePoint is a California-based company, a leading innovator of EV charging infrastructure as well as home and business EV charging stations. The ChargePoint Home Flex Electric Vehicle Charger is one of the most popular Level 2 models in the market.
The ChargePoint Home Flex unit is available both as a plug-in (NEMA 14-50 and NEMA 6-50) and as a hardwired version. The home charger features the flexibility to be set to charge at 16-50 amps. You can choose between going with a hardwired station outdoors or with a plug-in cord indoors.
The ChargePoint Home Flex unit has one of the best charging speeds compared to other brands. It is able to deliver up to 37 miles of range per hour of charging, which is 9 times more than what you would get from a regular 110V or 120V charger.
This home charger has a beautiful design. The colors, the size and beautiful LED status lights are all combined into an elegant look unit. With the ChargePoint app, you can track your electricity usage, get detailed reports, and schedule charging on hours when electricity costs less money.
The EvoCharge charging stations offer custom options that can fit your specific needs. The universal connector works with all EVs and PHEVs sold in North America, including Tesla, when a Tesla supplied adapter is used.
The station is a 32-amp 240-volt unit that offers 7.6 kW of power output. It can either be hardwired or plug into a 240-volt outlet. The charging station is UL listed, which is the nationally recognized standard for safety.
The LED display indicator provides charging status. When selecting your charging station model, there are several types of options to select from: EVSE Non-Networked model (18 ft and 25 ft charging cable) and iEVSE Wi-Fi Enabled (18 ft and 25 ft charging cable) which provides smart charging features.
The charging stations are NEMA 4 rated for indoor and outdoor use from -22 °F (-30 °C) to 122 °F (50 °C) and complies with OSHA and ADA regulations.
The charging station has open charge point protocol or OCCP capability that allows connection to any central management system. The central system allows communication between EV charging infrastructure, third-party networks in the power grid, controlling charging statistics, processing, payments and more.