Hello, my name is Meredith. I live in New Jersey and use a JuiceBox Pro 40 to charge my all-electric BMW i3. When you’re shopping for an electric car, one thing you don’t always find out at the dealership is that you probably should buy a proper 240V, Level 2 home charging station if you want to get the most out of your shiny new EV.
Sure, my 2018 BMW i3 came with a 120v “Occasional Use Charger”, or “OUC” as BMW calls it. However, if I wanted to use that exclusively to charge the car, it would take MORE THAN 24 hours to fully recharge the car if the battery was fully depleted and that wouldn’t work for me. My JuiceBox will fully recharge my car in less than 5 hours, even if the battery is totally flat.
Deciding which home charger to get can be a little confusing. There’s a lot of choices, and since this is a relatively new item for most people to purchase, many don’t know what they really need, until they have already bought one and notice its deficiencies.