Best Home EV Charger for Porsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan is the brand’s first mass produced electric car. The Taycan comes in two body styles; a sedan and shooting brake Cross Turismo. The car has been very well received for its 800 volt electric architecture, blistering performance, as well as maintaining driving engagement despite the added weight of electric batteries. 

The standard battery is a 79.2 kWh pack is rated at around 200 miles of range according to the EPA, while the Performance Battery Plus optional upgrade will increase the capacity to 93.4 kWh and increase the EPA range to 225 miles. However, both numbers have been proven to be conservative in independent testing. 

The Porsche Taycan uses a standard Type 2 / CCS connector for charging speeds up to 19.2 kW on a Level 2 three phase home setup. To take advantage of the Taycan’s capabilities, see our top home chargers for Taycan below:

ChargePoint Home Flex

Chargepoint Flex for Taycan

ChargePoint is a reputable brand in public charging as well as home charging. The Home Flex is a current favorite with a combination of attractive design, 50 amp performance, and responsive customer support.

At the higher end of home chargers, the Home Flex is able to deliver up to 50 amps to your EV, which translates to approx. 36 miles of range added per hour. The companion ChargePoint app allows you to schedule charging sessions when electricity is cheapest, as well send reminders if you forget to plug in your Taycan.

Compatible with most EVs on the market, the ChargePoint Home Flex is our top choice for drivers of high performance electric vehicles like the Porsche Taycan.

Specs

  • Up to 50 amp charging, 9 times faster than wall outlet
  • 23 foot long charge cable
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50, NEMA 6-50, or hardwired options
  • UL Listed; safe and eligible for rebates/incentives in many states

Pros

Energy Star Certified, Wifi connectivity, Alexa voice assistant compatibility, choice of NEMA 14-50 or NEMA 6-50 plugs, configurable between 16 and 50 amps

Cons

Dependent on the smartphone app for configuration and some features.

Wallbox Pulsar Plus

Wallbox Pulsar Plus for Taycan

The Wallbox Pulsar Plus is our top pick for a charger with a compact and attractive design at just 7.8″ x 7.9″ x 3.9″ in dimensions.

Available in 40 and 48 amp versions, the Pulsar Plus can charge up to 8 times faster than Level 1 (120v) charging. Like the Blink Charger, it features a 25 foot long cable. The 48 amp version is able to deliver up to 11.5 kW of power, cutting down charge times to just a few hours rather than overnight for a Taycan.

Wallbox also works great for households with multiple EVs that need to be charged simultaneously. Two or more Wallbox chargers on the same circuit can communicate between each other and balance the available household power between chargers.

Specs

  • 40 and 48 amp versions
  • 25 foot long charge cable
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50 outlet, or hardwired
  • Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity

Pros

Compact design with clear indicator lights, Wallbox app for control and charge monitoring

Cons

The app is rather basic compared to other chargers

Electrify America Level 2 Charger

Electrify America Level-2 Home Charger

Taycan owners have likely heard of Electrify America, it is the brand behind the largest public fast charging network in the US, outside of Tesla’s Supercharger network. Electrify America has an excellent charger for home too, delivering up to 40 amps.

Frequent users of Electrify America’s public network will appreciate integration of this home charger with the Electrify America app. Using a single app for managing both home and public charging is the main competitive advantage of this home charger.

The EA home charger is widely compatible with all EVs that support the standard Type 2 (J1772) charging connector. The 24 foot vehicle connector cable is thick and sturdy, suitable for indoor or outdoor usage.

Specs

  • Up to 40 amps, can be configured as low as 16 amps
  • 24 foot long charge cable
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50, or can be hardwired
  • UL Listed
  • Wifi Connectivity

Pros

Energy Star Certified and UL Listed, reputable brand and excellent customer support, one app for both public and home charging, 3 year warranty

Cons

The charger box is physically larger than most, at 15.75″ x 8.66″. The glossy black plastic shell is sturdy, but may not appeal to everyone.

Grizzl-E Level 2 EV Charger 40 AMP

Grizzle-E Level 2 for Taycan

The Level 2 home charger from Grizzl-E is a compelling option for Taycan owners looking for durability and value. It is a simple utilitarian design metal box with an LED indicator light and heavy duty construction. There are no screens or wifi connectivity options, just an industrial looking box with 40 amps of power delivery, which should translate to about 10 kW usable charging speed.

Grizzl-E is based in Canada, so their products are designed to perform in extreme weather conditions. The operating temperature range is between -22F to 122F for outdoor usage.  

This charger is available with either NEMA 14-50 or NEMA 06-50 wall connectors (check the SKU when ordering), and all variants can be hardwired by an electrician. 

Specs

  • 40 amps, or as low as 16
  • 24 foot long charge cable
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50, NEMA 06-50, or hardwired options 

Pros

Good value, durable construction and materials, heavy duty charging cable, suitable for extreme climates 

Cons

No smart features or app control

JuiceBox 40 Smart from Enel-X

Juicebox 40 Smart Enel-X for Porsche Taycan

The JuiceBox 40 from Enel-X is a popular home charger, and a good choice for Taycan owners. This smart charger is priced in the middle of the spectrum and offers impressive 40 amp charging performance and smart scheduling/monitoring options via a companion smartphone app. Users are also able to control charging via Google Home and Amazon Alexa voice assistant in smart home setups. 

DIY enthusiasts will be pleased with the easy installation instructions of the JuiceBox charger, there is just one simple wall bracket that needs to be attached to your wall. The charger can also be locked with an included key to the bracket, so the JuiceBox can not be easily removed and stolen from your wall. This is a nice feature for chargers mounted outside, or in apartment complex parking lots. 

When ordering, check between NEMA 14-50 plug-in version or hardwired version for a cleaner look.

Specs

  • Up to 40 amps
  • 25 foot charge cable
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50 and hardwired variants
  • 3 year warranty

Pros

Key locking to the bracket, UL Listed, Energy Star certification, wi-fi connectivity and charge scheduling, integrated cord holster, simple installation

Cons

Some users reported finicky wi-fi performance (but there have been several software updates since),  the charging cable is less pliable in cold weather than competitors like ChargePoint.

Blink Home Charger

Blink is another commercial charging equipment manufacturer that expanded into home charging products. But unlike the ChargePoint charger, there is no wifi or app involved here. Just a high quality commercial-grade charger with a peak output of 32 amps. The simplicity of operation could make the Blink charger a great choice for less technologically savvy drivers to ease into EV ownership.

While not the most powerful charger, 32 amps equates to 7.6 kW of power, enough to top up most EVs overnight from empty.

The high quality cable is a generous 25 feet long, and should be able to reach your EV’s charge port no matter how you park it in your garage or driveway.

Specs

  • Up to 32 amp charging
  • 25 foot long charge cable
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • NEMA 6-50 plug 

Pros

Energy Star Certified, UL listed, dead simple to use, clear status indicator lights

Cons

No app or smart connectivity

Frequently Asked Questions about charging the Porsche Taycan

How much does it cost to charge a Porsche Taycan at home?

Assuming an off-peak electricity rate of 13 cents per kWh, and 95% charging efficiency, it would cost $12.73 to fully recharge a Taycan with the larger battery pack. Much cheaper than premium gasoline!

Where is the charging port located on the Porsche Taycan?

driver/passenger doors. Both ports support AC charging, while only the right-side port supports DC fast charging.

What kind of charging adapter does the Porsche Taycan use for charging at home?

Standard Type 2 J1772 connector, like the majority of other EVs.

How fast can the Taycan charge?

Standard equipment supports up to 11 kW charging speeds, while a 22 kW AC charger is optional from the factory.

What is the standard wheel and tire size on the Taycan?

The smallest wheel size is 19-inches, and all Taycans have staggered wheel setups. The front tires measure 225/55 R19, and the rears are 275/45 R19. This is going to be the most energy efficient setup for the Taycan. GTS variants step up to standard 20-inch wheels with wider tires all around; 255/40 R20 front and 295/35 R20 rear. Turbo S variants have the greatest amount of ground contact with 21-inch wheels and 265/35 R21 and 305/30 R21 tires. This increased level of grip comes with reduced driving range compared to lower trims.

Does the Taycan have a heat pump?

Yes, all variants of the Porsche Taycan include a heat pump, this contributes to increased driving efficiency in colder climates.

How fast can the Taycan charge on Level 3 public chargers?

Porsche claims that in optimal conditions, the Taycan can charge from 5% to 80% in just 22 minutes.

Can the Taycan charge at Tesla Superchargers?

Not at this time. Superchargers are unavailable to Porsche Taycans in North America. Tesla uses proprietary charging connectors, and no adapters are currently on the market. The Supercharger network in North America is currently exclusive to Tesla cars, but this may change in the near future.