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Toyota bZ4X Home EV Charging Guide

After pioneering vehicle electrification with the hybrid Prius two decades ago, Toyota is now entering the fully electric era with the bZ4X. It is Toyota’s first all-electric, mass-produced crossover SUV.

In North America, 2024 bZ4Xs come with 71.4 kWh batteries in single-motor FWD trims, and 72.8 kWh batteries for the dual-motor AWD variants. The EPA-rated range is between 222 and 252 miles, depending on the configuration.

The bZ4X in 2024 uses a common J1772 / CCS plug combination for charging, but this is expected to change on future models to NACS. The maximum Level 2 charging rate is 7.6 kW (~32 amps). DC fast charging rates peak near 150 kW for the FWD trim and around 100 kW on AWD bZ4Xs. While by far not the fastest charging EV, the bZ4X is a capable and comfortable commuter car.

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Toyota bZ4X Charging Fast Facts

EV Charging ConnectorJ1772 / CCS
Battery Capacity71.4 – 72.8 kWh
Level 2 Charging Power7.6 kW
Level 2 Max Amps32 A
Level 2 [20-80%] Charge Time6 Hours
Level 3 Peak Power150 kW

Level 3 DC Charging Curve

Toyota bZ4X DC fast charging curve, tested

Leviton EV32W Smart EV Charger (32 Amp)

Leviton EV32W for bZ4X Toyota

Leviton is a brand with a 100+ year history in home products, and their EV charging products demonstrate their commitment to safety. We tested their EV32W charging station and came away impressed. The EV32W is UL-listed and EnergyStar-certified and comes with a high-quality charging cord and a durable J1772 connector. Our only complaint is that at 18 feet, the cord could be a little bit longer.

Leviton’s EV chargers integrate nicely with the My Leviton app and home automation features. Toyota bX4Z owners with other Leviton products will benefit from using a common app for their home energy products.


  • Amperage: Up to 48 amps
  • EV Connector: J1772
  • Home Connection: hardwire-only
  • Cord Length: 18 feet
  • Cord Thickness: 16.1 mm (32 amp version)
  • Cord Gauge: AWG 10 (32 amp version)
  • Weatherproofing:
    NEMA 3R
  • Networking: Yes
  • App Control: Yes
  • Warranty: 2 years


  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Works very well with Leviton’s home automation app
  • RFID security access cards


  • Cord shorter than competing products
  • must be hardwired, no NEMA 14-50 plug-in option

Full Leviton Review

LENZ Home EV Charger (40 Amp)

LENZ Home EV charger tested with bZ4X

LENZ is one of our favorite EV brands that we tested in the past year. Their 40 amp home EV charging station is perfect for users looking for a set-it-and-forget-it kind of experience. This simple home charging station is perfect for non-technical drivers transitioning to electric driving. The unit does not include any network connectivity or apps. Instead, it focuses on the fundamentals: safety, a durable weatherproof enclosure, and a good charging cord. For users with existing 240-volt outlets, installation is a breeze too.

The 40 amp output of LENZ’s charger provides more than enough current to charge the bZ4X at the 7.6 kW peak rate.

LENZ is based out of California, they offer US-based support and a 3-year warranty in case something goes wrong.


  • Amperage: Up to 40 amps
  • EV Connector: J1772
  • Home Connection: NEMA 14-50 or hardwire
  • Cord Length: 24 feet
  • Cord Thickness: 17.3 mm
  • Cord Gauge: AWG 10
  • Weatherproofing:
    NEMA 4X
  • Networking: No
  • App Control: No
  • Warranty: 3 years


  • Heavy-duty durable enclosure
  • 24-foot-long cable made of pliable materials
  • Easy installation, low learning curve


  • No connected/smart features
  • The holster makes the cord stick out from the wall
  • The status LED is not very bright

Full LENZ Review

FLO Home X5 (30 Amp)

FLO X5 home charger for the Toyota bZ4X

If you prefer to install your charging station outside, and occasionally face extreme environmental conditions, there is no better choice than the FLO X5. This Canadian-based company is known for its outdoor public charging network, and its expertise in durability is apparent in its X5 home charging station. The aluminum enclosure is weatherproof, the cord stays soft in cold climates, and the high-quality J1772 plug is a tier above the rest.

The Home X5 has powerline networking built in and comes with a receiving module for inside your home. In our testing, this connection was more reliable than WiFi.

While the power output of 30 amps (7.2 kW) is lower than competing home EV chargers, it is more than enough to charge the Toyota bZ4X overnight.


  • Amperage: Up to 30 amps
  • EV Connector: J1772
  • Home Connection: Hardwire
  • Cord Length: 25 feet
  • Cord Thickness: 17 mm
  • Weatherproofing:
    NEMA 4X
  • Networking: Powerline
  • App Control: Yes
  • Warranty: 5 years


  • Extremely durable
  • Excellent cord materials
  • Reliable networking
  • 5-year warranty
  • Advanced scheduling features
  • Good cord management


  • No outlet option, must be hardwired professionally
  • The app is well done but does not track home charging costs.
  • 30 amps is on the lower end

Full FLO Home X5 Review

Emporia Smart Level 2 EV Charger (48 Amp)

Emporia EV charger and Toyota bZ4X

If you already have other Emporia Energy products in your home, the Emporia EV charger is a good choice. The same app can control and monitor all of the products from the brand. But the Emporia EV charger is a competitive standalone product too. While cheaper than many competitors on the market, Emporia does not cut corners where it matters most in day-to-day usage.

This unit can provide significantly more power than the bZ4X requires to charge, making it a future-proof choice. We really liked the 48 amp output (when hardwired), and the highly durable single-piece metal charge cord holder. Most competing brands include a cheap plastic cord holder in the box. Installation and app setup was relatively easy as well.


  • Amperage: Up to 48 amps
  • EV Connector: J1772
  • Home Connection: NEMA 14-50 or hardwire
  • Cord Length: 24 feet
  • Weatherproofing:
    NEMA 4
  • Networking: Yes
  • App Control: Yes
  • Warranty: 3 years


  • Lower cost than competitors
  • Emporia app connectivity and scheduling
  • High-quality metal charge plug holder


  • The charge cord is shorter than the competition
  • The charger enclosure box is made from plastic

Full Emproa Review

Tera P01 Portable EV Charger (32 Amp)

Tera P01 Portable EV charger with bZ4X

Toyota bZ4X owners searching for a charging product they can use at home and on the road should consider the P01 from Tera. We have tested many portable EV chargers, and the product from Tera is a recent favorite because of its attractive design, durable cable, many adapters, and the ability to charge over 240 volts and 120-volt outlets. While you should only use 120-volt NEMA 5-15 outlets in an emergency (because it’s so slow), it’s great to have as a backup option.

It’s rare to see a portable charger with Wi-Fi connectivity as well. The charger pairs easily to their Smart Life app over Bluetooth and connects to your home Wi-fi network. The Tera portable EV charger has a J1772 to connect to EVs but also includes a NACS adapter in the box.

Portable EV charges often suffer from overheating problems when charging at full speed, but we had no such issues with the Tera P01.


  • Amperage: Up to 32 amps
  • EV Connector: J1772
  • Home Connection: NEMA 14-50
  • Cord Length: 25 feet
  • Cord Gauge: 10 AWG
  • Weatherproofing:
  • Networking: Wi-Fi + BT
  • App Control: Yes
  • Warranty: 5 years


  • Portable
  • Comes with adapters
  • Clear LCD screen
  • Wi-Fi connectivity


  • NEMA 14-50 placement at the top of the box may limit mounting options
  • “Smart Life” app is easy to use but feels incomplete

Full Tera Portable Charger Review

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Frequently Asked Questions about charging the bZ4X

Does the Toyota bZ4X have battery preconditioning for DC fast charging?

The 2024 bZ4X can precondition the battery before DC fast charging in cold temperatures, cutting down charging times significantly. Earlier model years of the bZ4X struggled to charge quickly in freezing temperatures.

Where is the charging port located on the bZ4X?

The charging cord is located on the front fender area on the left (driver) side of the vehicle. Keep this location in mind when considering your EV home charging station placement in your garage.

How fast can the bZ4X charge?

Up to 7.4 kW (32 amps) on Level 2, and around 130 kW on DC fast chargers.

How long does it take to charge the bZ4X at home?

A typical 20% to 80% charge would take about 6 hours on a level 2 home EV charger operating at 7.6 kW.

What is the range of the Toyota bZ4X?

The EPA rates the range of the bZ4X between 222 and 252 miles depending if you go with front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive.

Can the bZ4X use Tesla Supercharger stations?

In North America, only a small number of Supercharger stations are available for non-Tesla cars at this time. The majority of Supercharger locations are expected to open to Toyota drivers going into 2025.

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