SO YOU’VE taken the plunge and purchased an electric
vehicle. What you need now is an easy way to keep it
charged and ready to go. The Siemens 30-amp, Level 2
VersiCharge electric-vehicle charger, which Wirecutter
named the Best EV Charging Station of 2017, arrives
ready to plug in for indoor or outdoor use, and can be
conveniently attached to most surfaces with the
included mounting bracket. The 20-foot charging hose
makes for easier connectivity, and the system charges
four times faster than the 120-volt Level 1 chargers
included with most electric vehicles.
With the Level 2 VersiCharge, many electric-vehicle
batteries can be charged from empty. VersiCharge
also includes flexible control that lets you pause and
set a two-, four-, six- or eight-hour charging delay from
the front panel. This allows you to plug in when you
get home, but set it to charge at a later time. That
way, you can take advantage of off-peak electricity
rates by charging at night.
The charger is compatible with all J1772-compatible
cars, as well as Tesla vehicles using Tesla’s charging
adapter; it also features a clean cord-management
solution and a glowing LED halo that indicates charge
status. Costco offers this item at a considerable value
compared with other Level 2 chargers in the marketplace. Item #1075952. Available on Costco.com only.
IT’S AMAZING how a little thing like a lumbar cushion can make the difference between a pleasurable
driving experience and one spent in pain and discomfort. The Samsonite lumbar cushion is ergonomically shaped with high-grade memory foam, so it
can adapt to and support your body, and the ventilated mesh fabric helps keep you cool and comfortable. An adjustable strap keeps the cushion in place,
and the removable cover is hand-washable. Price
comparisons show a significant savings at Costco.
Item #1173978. Available in the warehouse.
THIS COMPREHENSIVE kit makes
washing any size car a snap.
Simply fill the ergonomic pole
with car wash soap, attach it to
your hose and go. The pole has a
curved neck for leverage and
extends up to 60 inches, letting
you reach just about any spot
with the swiveling/locking super-soft brush head. The silicone drying blade helps avoid drips and
streaks, and a handy valve lets
you adjust the water flow.
The kit also includes a two-in-one wash mitt with scrubber.
Purchased separately, this kit
would cost at least twice as
much elsewhere. Combine this
with Meguiar’s Wash & Wax
(Item #1136534) and your car
will be the gleaming envy of your
neighborhood. Item #1127353.
Available in the warehouse.
VersiCharge LVL 2
from Costco’s automotive
Buyer, Tires and