ChargePoint Offers $1,250 Trade-Up Credit to Upgrade From CT2000 to CT4000 Multi-Vehicle Charger


For a limited time, ChargePoint is offering CT2000 owners an upgrade credit of $1,250 towards the multi-vehicle CT4000 charger.

Usually, this wouldn’t hit the InsideEVs radar, but since the CT2000 can only charge one vehicle at a time, while the CT4000 charges up to 2, those who take ChargePoint up on this offer could greatly increase the number of charging points in the US without the hassle of wiring for an additional charger.

We’re all for upping the number of charging points with the least amount of work, so that’s why we’re spreading the word.

Pat Romano, President and CEO for ChargePoint, states:

“The CT4000 doubles the number of charging stations while dramatically cutting installation costs, which allows charging infrastructure to pace the accelerating electric vehicle industry.  This offer is especially beneficial for early adopters who want to upgrade to our newest technology. We designed the CT4000 so that it can easily be installed at an existing charging location to minimize installation costs.”

ChargePoint further points out the following:

Thanks to the Section 30C Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit, owners of EV charging stations can take a 30 percent tax credit of up to $30,000 per location for stations purchased and installed in 2012 or 2013. It is important to act now…as the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property tax credit offer expire on December 31, 2013.

The cheapest version of the CT 4000 is $3,990, but decked-out dual-port version can cost up to $7,210.  For more info on all of the CT4000 charger, follow this link to ChargePoint.


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13 responses to "ChargePoint Offers $1,250 Trade-Up Credit to Upgrade From CT2000 to CT4000 Multi-Vehicle Charger"
  1. David Murray says:

    I bet they want all of the older single units to replace those crappy blink stations.

    1. Eric Loveday says:

      How’d you know?

      1. David Murray says:

        I’m just guessing. If they are having to support those faulty blink stations all the time, they’d probably like to replace them with units that are more reliable. Offering this upgrade would free up a lot of used chargepoint EVSEs they could use to replace those unreliable blink stations.

        1. mustang_sallad says:

          ChargePoint doesn’t have to support those faulty blink stations, Car Charging Group does. Car Charging Group bought up Blink, and is a customer of ChargePoint’s (their biggest one I think) but they are not the ones rolling out this offer.

  2. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:

    Having 2 EVSEs be able to ‘negotiate’ power delivered on a single 40A circuit would be nice. Plug in one and it gets as much juice as the combo of the car and EVSE can request/deliver, plug in the second and each one gets 20A. Volters, early Leafers, and Spark EV drivers wouldn’t notice the difference!

    1. Bill Howland says:

      Legally and practically, the limit for 2 cars would be 32 amps, since car charging is a continuous load.

  3. Dave R says:

    I’d like to see these dual-port EVSEs replace single port versions wherever the EVSE will reach multiple parking spots.

    But at ~$6k each after discount, that’s still very expensive unless you have to replace broken equipment anyway.

  4. SeattleTeslaGuy says:

    Given the super low utilization (7% or so), I suspect that not many will take them up on this offer.

  5. Dan Frederiksen says:

    Much much too expensive for a glorified extension cord. Idiots.
    They dress it up to look complex to fool you sheep and it works. There is no charging hardware in it, it is just a pay controlled extension of mains power. A credit car activated wall socket with a cord. An extension cord.
    It can be done much simpler and more elegant.
    I might try a spring roll vacuum cleaner cord style retraction. And use a thin cord. Not one made thick to look like a gasoline hose.
    It’s only 30A. 2.5mm thick cobber can carry that comfortably.

    The european approach with no cable might be better. That way you can have a fitting cable for your car if the car isn’t done with a plug in the nose like they should.
    Without a cable the stand can be nicely minimal. Can be a short thin pole about half a meter high.

    Sigh, it’s such a shame that a nice minimal plug hasn’t been agreed on. It could be so tiny for level 2. USB plug tiny.
    Oh God, why is the world so jam packed with idiots. They are smarter than this but they insist on not trying…

    Imagine a USB size plug. Two exposed copper sides, plastic insulator between them with a optical fiber at the tip for two way handshake. That could actually carry 70A but it could be done slightly bigger than that for robustness. Just still so small that the port on the car is cost wise and visually negligible. So you could have 3-4 of them placed around the car.

    70A in USB size so double wide USB blade would be plenty to do CHAdeMO. A coin insert size. This is trivially possible. Sigh.
    I cup my head in both hands. Why must you all be so weak minded.

    1. Bill Howland says:

      Man you are way too impressed with yourself. A typical 30 amp ev cord has 3 – #10 American Wire Gauge wires and 1 – #18, covered by an extra heavy rubber or thermoplastic jacket. Extra – Heavy construction, so that the cord and plug both may survive a drive over. For a serious piece of machinery, this part of the design is not idiotic. Your comments seems that you are unaware ot this construction.

      These wire sizes mentioned are also the absolute smallest legally allowed for a 30 ampere charging docking station.

    2. mustang_sallad says:

      you should probably start building and selling some of your awesome ideas rather than commenting on the internet all day long…

    3. doudis2 says:

      “I cup my head in both hands. Why must you all be so weak minded.”

      To whom do you refer?

      Did someone say they were going to buy one?

      I think that the “weak mind” is the one that assumes he is the only one with any common sense and fantasizes that he read something that just isn’t there. Hmmm, who could that be?

    4. vdiv says:

      Dan’s main point as poorly articulated stands. These EVSEs are ridiculously expensive. One can buy a rather decent car for $7,200.

      I want to know what are the alternatives out there. Will GE, SemaConnect, Schneider, etc put together much more affordable EVSEs for commercial use?