I Started a Charging Company

From Josh Charles. We founded Coul St. to bring street charging to EV drivers everywhere. Curbside charging is hard, so we’ve created our unique charger, which solves the biggest challenges and gives electric vehicle drivers access to charging where they park. We want you to join our team! You can contact me at: josh@coulst.com The…

How to Charge Your EV Without a Driveway

From Josh Charles. DC Fast Chargers aren’t a good solution for daily EV charging, and most curbside charging options don’t work well either. On-street electric vehicle charging is needed, but today’s options are ugly, large, expensive, and inconvenient. My company, Coul St., is solving this with a new type of EV charger: https://www.coulst.com Sources: [1]…

EV Charging is Everywhere!

From Josh Charles. All outlets can be used for electric vehicle charging if you know how and have the correct adapter. I discuss voltage, current, power, and energy and how fast different NEMA outlets will charge. #EVCharging, #outlet 0:00 Charging is Everywhere 0:15 What’s an EV Charger 1:20 Voltage, Current, Power 2:28 NEMA 5-15 4:32…

Tesla can Charge the Rest

From Josh Charles. Review of the ShockFlo Tesla to J1772 (Type 1) 48 Amp adapter. Charge any electric vehicle (EV) using a Tesla destination or wall charger. An adapter like this is a must-carry for non-Tesla EV drivers. See what I like and critically don’t like about this particular adapter. ShockFlo Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3ibhX0z Use…

Charge Your Non-Tesla at Tesla Chargers

From Josh Charles. Non-Tesla electric vehicle drivers should carry a Tesla to J1772 adapter. I review the Lectron 48A Tesla to J1772 adapter that allows you to charge any EV on Tesla destination or mobile chargers. It’s a great backup option for charging on the go and something every driver should keep in their vehicle.…

Don’t be ChargePoint

From Josh Charles. I wanted to review a ChargePoint Home Flex Level 2 EV charger, but problems began as I set it up and connected the smart features. I discuss the poor Charge Point customer service, IoT device locking, used device markets, and what needs to change @thejoshcharles

ChargePoint Failed Me

From Josh Charles. I wanted to review a ChargePoint Home Flex Level 2 EV charger, but problems began as I set it up and connected the smart features. I discuss the poor Charge Point customer service, IoT device locking, used device markets, and what needs to change. 0:00 Introduction 0:34 The Problem 1:39 ChargePoint Service…

My First Year EV Savings

From Josh Charles. High gas prices have people considering electric vehicles as an inflation hedge. How much did I save driving my 2020 Chevy Bolt EV for the past year? Did it beat my old Subaru WRX and how would it compare against a new Honda Civic? Hint, it was worth it – for me.…

A Better Option for Apartment EV Charging: Orange Charger

From Josh Charles. Multi family, apartment, and rental electric vehicle (EV) charging is rare or often non-existent. Orange Charger is changing the EV charging game with their low-cost 120v or 240v smart outlet with billing and power usage features. I’ve had a NEMA 6-20 Orange Charger for a while and want to show you how…

Problems Road Tripping my non-Tesla EV?

From Josh Charles. I road trip my Chevy Bolt EV over 1,500 miles from Pennsylvania to Illinois. What is fast charging like in 2022? Did Electrify America fail me? How did I plan the trip? Was it a terrible trip? I explain my overall experience, the challenges I experienced, and future improvements that need to…

How I Charge my EV on the Go | Primecom Tech EVSE Review

From Josh Charles. This is the mobile charger I use for my Chevy Bolt EV. The 240V 32A Primecom Tech charger adapts to different circuit capacities and outlets. I also discuss safety certifications and things to look for in a mobile electric vehicle EVSE. Take my Charging Survey and be entered to win one of…

Hacking the Tesla Mobile Connector

From Josh Charles. I converted a very inexpensive Tesla Universal Mobile Connector (UMC) to a J1772 plug for my Chevy Bolt or any non-Tesla EV. The UMC is an awesome electric car charger and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to build a custom one. If you are interested in one of these, please contact me…

Installing an Outlet for Level 2 EV Charging

From Josh Charles. Installing a 50 Amp NEMA 14-50 outlet for 240V (Level 2) electric vehicle charging can be relatively simple, quick, and inexpensive. This is how I installed one a few feet below the electric panel at our family’s beach house. Be sure to watch my follow-up video before attempting this project: @ Take…