Introducing JuiceBox user John Higham from California. John is an aerospace engineer and early adopter who’s been driving electric cars since 2012. John has used charging stations from a number of different manufacturers, but when it comes to his garage, it’s a JuiceBox Pro 40 that charges his EVs. Below is John’s story, and why he loves his JuiceBox.
In 1972, when in the 6th grade, I built a small see-thru rotary engine for a science fair. This was accompanied by a presentation about the environmental benefits of fuel economy. I don’t think anyone in rural Utah where I grew up saw that coming. By the time I was in college I was convinced that the electrification of personal transportation was inevitable; what I didn’t know then is that it was still going to take four or even five more decades. Today I am even more firmly convinced the electrification of personal transportation is inevitable.
My first EV was a Miata conversion that was built in my garage as a father-son project. The Miata has been on the road for about five years now and it commands the cherished spot in the garage, even while much newer cars are relegated to the driveway. I also have a leased BMW i3 that will be returned later this summer. Other EVs I have owned include a BMW ActiveE and (yet another) BMW i3. After our current BMW i3 lease is returned we will be adding another EV to our driveway this year; which one we add depends on my mood when you ask.
"Today I am even more firmly convinced the electrification of personal transportation is inevitable."
I’ve owned several different EVSEs over the years including a ChargePoint CT-500, the ChargePoint Home, the original JuiceBox (kit version, of course!) but by far my favorite has been the JuiceBox Pro 40. There are other well-made EVSEs that cost less than the JuiceBox Pro but in my view, the JB Pro is the best value on the market today. Here’s what I look for in an EVSE.