J1772 Combo - Electric Vehicle Chargers

Q&A from our 'Learn about EV' series.

What is it?

The J1772 Combo is an Electric Vehicle charging standard set forth by SAE and is an evolution of the older J1772 connector. The three major domestic automakers (Chrysler, Ford, General Motors) and the five major automakers from Germany (Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, Volkswagen) use this combination connector to charge their newer electric vehicle models.

If you have a Tesla, or other non-J1772Combo vehicle, adapters are usually available.

Destination Charging

A destination charger is to entice people to use the establishment that has installed the charger. It is usually a high-efficiency charger installed at the location so visitors who shop or stay there can get a charge. Most chargers are not free to use, and most require a credit card to plug in to.

Home Charging

We recommend charging your electric vehicle overnight, just like your mobile phone. Pull into your garage, plug in, and you'll wake up to a full charge the next morning. Even better, you'll pay only a fraction as much for electricity as you did for gasoline.