At last Pod-Point have redesigned their home electric car charge point…
The old one (Solo 2) was a huge disc 400mm in diameter, silver with a black stripe and reminded me (before wheely bins) of an old dust bin lid.
Thank heavens they’ve listened to people and launched an impressive redesign.
The Pod-Point Solo 3 home charge point looks much sleeker, and I’d even be reasonable happy sticking it on the side of the house to charge my Ioniq 5.
They’ve not made massive styling changes either but changed it just enough to give it a smaller footprint and a modern futuristic look.
Size wise it’s now 290mm wide by 300mm high, which is a significant reduction from the Solo 2.
The only disappointment is Pod-Point haven’t taken the opportunity to add any new futures or change the physical key locking device into a virtual lock on the app.
It would have really stepped things up a notch if they’d included solar panel connectivity like Hypervolt, or even solar and battery connectivity like Zappi. Currently only Zappi has solar and battery connectivity, giving them clear blue ocean.
Keeping the physical key lock (which costs extra) is a strange one, as they’ve gone for a futuristic design, yet still expect people to use a key to lock it when it could’ve been a button in the app.
Everything else is the same. Same power options. Same cable length and you can still have a socketed (use your own cable) or tethered (cable attached) version.
The reason the Solo 2 got a 5-star review originally was because it had a built-in load management safety device, and this is no different with the Solo 3 home charge point.
…meaning, the now aesthetically pleasing Pod-Point Solo 3 gets a thumbs up and 5 stars too.
The scheme is currently open to applicants that: