ChargePoint wants to put a $500 electric car charger in your garage

If you have an electric car, you’re probably familiar with ChargePoint: it’s the largest electric vehicle charging network out there. It has chargers all over the world, and a lot of them are free to use. Later this summer, you’ll be able to install one of the chargers in your own garage — but that’ll cost you $500.

CHAdeMO DC fast-charging to run at up to 150 kilowatts, starting in 2017

As more longer-range electric vehicles go on sale, the charging infrastructure that supports them will need to adapt to bigger batteries. When it comes to DC fast charging, more powerful charging stations will be needed to charge electric cars with larger-capacity battery packs within a reasonable amount of time. With that in mind, the consortium behind the CHAdeMO fast-charging standard plans to move toward stations that operate at 150 kilowatts, from the current 50-kW average.