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Based on your link, the biggest difference is the 2014 EVSE in the picture has the charging rate selector 8A or 12A. By the picture, the 2013 doesn't have the amp selector.
 

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Besides $54, can anyone tell me what the difference is between the EVSE for 2013 and 2014 at shopchevyparts.com.

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http://www.shopchevyparts.com/elect...y-charger-cable-110v/23487635-p-92256331.html

2014
http://www.shopchevyparts.com/electronics/2014-volt-battery-charger-cable/22945552-p-92279296.html

Will it be an issue for me to buy the 2014 EVSE and use it on my 2013 Volt?

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I'm not sure what this website is doing with respect to product photos. FYI, they are using the same "2014" photos for 2011 & 2012 EVSEs, but with different price:
2011: http://www.shopchevyparts.com/electronics/2011-volt-battery-charger-cable-110v/23106561-p-820.html

2012: http://www.shopchevyparts.com/elect...y-charger-cable-110v/23106561-p-92256436.html

inspron is correct about the switchable AMP settings, but I wouldn't rely on those photos. FYI, the replacement EVSE I got last month looks nothing like the 2014 photo.

EVSE1.jpg EVSE handle.jpg EVSE handle2.jpg

As far as your original question, ALL GM supplied EVSEs are interchangeable, regardless of vehicle MY.
 

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Holy Carp!
I want a light in mine!
 

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I would buy the lower price one if I were you.

If you don't have an L2 EVSE yet and are planning to add one later on, I would buy an open box special High Power Upgraded Panasonic EVSE from evseupgrade.com being offered right now for $650. With this one, you can charge either from a 120V outlet or 240V outlet and it automatically adapts to the right voltage for you. The Panasonic EVSE is also MUCH more reliable than the Volt stock 120V EVSE.

And you can also adjust the current setting in 1 A increment from 6A-12A for 120V charging, and up to 20A for 240V charging. This 1A increment adjustment ability lets you adapt to the unique wiring situation of where you plug in.

Although the Volt can only take up to 16A for 240V charging, the EVSE's max 20A rate helps future proof the EVSE a little bit more for EVs you may buy in the future that can draw more than 16A.
 

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Thanks for all the replies... It's great info for something I was unsure about. My boss put in an outlet on the outside of our building so anything I get will need to be outdoor rated and ideally have a way to put a lock on it (I run a bike lock through the handle of the stock one and hang it on the wall near a pole).

I will look into the Panasonic as I am about to add a 240V outlet at home.
 

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The above link to the 2014 EVSE is now dead- if you do a manual search for 2014 Volt EVSE it's returns "There are no products available in this category".

The 2013 EVSE is now down to $369, which is darn cheap.... but which version is it?
http://www.shopchevyparts.com/elect...y-charger-cable-110v/23487635-p-92256331.html

The thing is- the 2014 Volt EVSE (or at least the one that came with my 2014 Volt (car manufactured Feb 2014)) is Clippercreek, and it's well made.
Only problem is... it seems like a complete crapshoot as to what you'll actually get from your local Chevy dealer :mad:
 
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