EV Extend: Extending Electric Vehicle Capabilities

EV Accessory Recommendations

In addition to the products we offer, we've put together a list of some of the best accessories for electric vehicles below, along with a brief description of each accessory. Just like our products, these are great additions to help extend the capabilities of your electric vehicle! Note that, as an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you.

Charging Equipment and Accessories

Chargepoint's Home Flex Electric Vehicle Charger is one of the most future proof and connected chargers available. It's "flex" capability allows you to program it to provide a maximum current from 16A to 50A to match whatever wiring you have installed today, with the ability to adjust later when your needs or situation may change. (A connected EV will still limit the current further as needed based on its own limitations.) Additionally, the charger connects to your WiFi and provides you mobile access to set schedules, initiate charges, or view your electricity consumption and charge rates.

Megear's Level 1-2 EV Charger is one of the most affordable and versatile EV chargers available. While it doesn't have the higher charging currents of other chargers, it is capable of charging your EV using 240V from a NEMA 6-20 outlet, as well as with 120V from a standard NEMA 5-15 household outlet, by making use of the included adapter cable. This charger is capable of charging at 16A at either voltage, so just make sure your 120V outlet is on 20A wiring with a 20A circuit breaker, and you're good to go. Expect about 11 miles of range added per hour with a 240V connection, and 5 miles per hour with a 120V connection.

TeslaTap's 40A Tesla to J1772 Adapter lets any electric vehicle take advantage of many Tesla chargers. Compatible with ANY Tesla High Power Wall Connector, Destination Charger, or Universal Mobile Connector, TeslaTap's adapter greatly increases your number of charging destinations. Note: This product is not compatible with the Tesla Supercharger. With 40 amps of maximum current and 250V of maximum voltage, you can fully charge in a matter of hours.

EV Advanced Data

LELink's Bluetooth OBD2 Diagnostic Tool is a Bluetooth capable OBD2 reader, that plugs into your vehicle's OBD2 port. It lets you use advanced phone-based apps to get detailed information about your EV's battery, and in some cases, change settings that normally dealers only have access to. Despite the description, this OBD2 reader works with iOS and Android devices, as long as the Android device is new enough that it is Bluetooth low energy (BLE) capable.

For the Nissan Leaf, this works wtih LeafSpy (iOS and Android) to see advanced information about your vehicle such as high voltage battery cell health, battery temperature, and more. You can also change some advanced settings such as disable back-up tones, change how doors unlock (when in Park versus when vehicle turns off, for example), and more!

EV Creature Comforts

Sandisk's 32GB Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive is extremely low profile, letting you make use of your USB port to store and play thousands of songs in your EV, without any bulky USB drive sticking out. Also available in 16GB and 64GB variants.

This 12V Portable Car Heater plugs into your 12V accessory outlet and can help heat your car or defrost your windshield. People that want to maximize their EV range as much as possible in the winter will often use this instead of the vehicle's built in heater because this is more efficient and uses less power.

Just like the heated seat option above, this Heated Steering Wheel Cover is stylish and can keep you warmer with or without having to blast the cabin heat. Plugs into your 12V accessory outlet.

This Accessory Outlet Splitter/Adapter is great if you want to use a combination of the heated seat(s) and steering wheel accessories above, or if you just have a lot of other tech you like to power. It also has a built-in 12V battery voltage display as well as three USB quick charging ports.

Do-it-yourself Maintenance Accessories

Pro-Lift's Low Profile 2-ton Jack is great for occasional basic maintenance items like swapping out your all season tires. Its low profile ensures that it'll fit under lower profile vehicles like the Chevy Volt, Bolt EV, or Nissan Leaf, and with a 2-ton lift capacity, will have no problem getting the job done on these vehicles. Highly rated and ranked as an "Amazon's Choice" product.

Big Red's 2-ton Jack Stand Pair is great to hold your electric vehicle up for some slightly more complicated do-it-yourself maintenance, like tire rotations. There's also a 3-ton jack stand variant available for just a little more money if you want to also handle heavier vehicles such as a Tesla.

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