General Motors and supplier of home charging systems will offer a 240-volt home charging unit for the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle for $490.
But GM said installation of the system is estimated to cost $1,475 — so to actually have a working charger expect to spend something closer to $2,000 overall.
The Voltec 240-volt charging system can charge the Volt’s T-shaped 16 kWh in about 4 hours compared to 10 if plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet.
SPX is a supplier of home charging equipment and installation services. SPX is planning to offer several home charging systems for the many electric vehicles automakers plan to bring to market in the next few years.