What power cord does an EV need?

All EV manufacturers provide a cord/connector (called EVSE) that plugs into a standard wall outlet (120 V) on one end and into the car on the other end. Typically, the wall plug end is around 12″ long and the car end is 15-25 feet long. This allows the car to be charged from any standard outlet. Many of these can use optional “pigtail” adapters to connect to a wide variety of wall outlets (120 or 240 volt and up to 50 amps) which allows use of air conditioner, electric dryer, electric range, welder, and other outlet types.

Level 1 portable EVSE
Tesla mobile connector (EVSE) NEMA adapter set

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