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Best Home EV Charger for Audi Q4 e-tron

The Audi Q4 e-tron SUV and Q4 Sportback are bespoke battery electric vehicles from the luxury brand. The Q4 is now more broadly available at dealerships in 2023 after facing shortages in 2022. This compact crossover SUV has been praised for high levels of comfort, efficiency, and style.

The Q4 is based on the excellent electric MEB platform that is shared with the VW ID.4 and includes an 82 kWh battery. The industry-standard J1772 / CCS connector combo is used for charging at home and on the road. The Q4 e-tron can accept up to 48 amp and 11 kW on Level 2 chargers at home. Below we’ve listed several recommendations for home charging stations.

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Wallbox Pulsar Plus (40 and 48 Amp)

Wallbox Pulsar Plus for the Audi Q4

The Wallbox Pulsar Plus as our top choice for a charger due to its compact and appealing design, measuring only 7.8″ x 7.9″ x 3.9″ and featuring an LED halo status indicator light. Available in 40 and 48 amp versions, the Pulsar Plus offers charging speeds up to 8 times faster than Level 1 (110v) charging. The Wallbox unit is equipped with a generous 25-foot-long cable, providing flexibility for EV charging installation location in your garage. In particular, the 48 amp version of the Pulsar Plus excels, delivering an impressive power output of up to 11 kW. With this capability, it significantly reduces charging times from overnight to just a few hours for Audi Q4 owners.

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 with each other and balance the available household power between chargers. See full review.


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


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


The cord holder is plastic, the app is rather basic compared to other chargers

ShockFlo S1 EV Charger (48 Amp)

ShockFlo S1 48 Amp charger for Audi Q4

This ShockFlo S1 home EV charger is a newer product on the market, and it impressed us with a couple of standout features. The docking port on the charger’s side helps keep the cord closer to the wall and out of the way in smaller garages. Many new charging stations include RFID card readers for security, but ShockFlo actually includes two cards in the box. In addition, this charger can be hardwired and configured to deliver the full 11 kW of power that the Audi Q4 can accept and undercuts many other 48 amp chargers on price.

Being a newer product, the app experience is not yet as polished as the competitors, but it does the basics well enough. The app is also not needed day to day because scheduling can be done from the car.

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  • Up to 48 amps
  • 17 foot charge cable
  • Wi-fi connectivity
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • IP65 waterproof certification
  • Can be hardwired
  • 3 year warranty


Innovative design, choice of 48 amps hardwired or 40 amps on NEMA 14-50, RFID reader with two cards included, 3 year warranty


The charging cord is shorter than most competitors, the companion app is functional but rather basic

Grizzl-E Level 2 EV Charger (40 Amp)

Grizzl-E Level 2 Charger for Q4

For Audi Q4 owners seeking both durability and value, the Level 2 home charger from Grizzl-E is a highly compelling option. Sporting a simple practical design, this charger features a sturdy metal box with an LED indicator light and heavy-duty rubber-enclosed cord.

Grizzl-E prioritizes functionality over fancy features. While it lacks screens or Wi-Fi connectivity options, it excels in its core purpose. The industrial metal box provides a robust power delivery of 40 amps, resulting in a usable charging speed of approximately 9 kW to the Audi Q4. The Grizzl-E charger comes equipped with hardware dip switches inside the unit allowing the user to adjust the amp load, to avoid overloading less powerful circuits.

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. See our full review here.


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


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


No smart features or app control

Electrify America Level 2 Charger (40 Amp)

Electrify America Level-2 Home Charger for Audi Q4

You have probably heard of Electrify America, it is the company behind the largest public fast charging network in the US, behind Tesla’s Supercharger network. Electrify America has an excellent charging station for home too, delivering up to 40 amps. Your Q4 likely comes with free charging credit from Electrify America upon purchase of the car.

Frequent users of Electrify America’s public network will appreciate the 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 charging station is widely compatible with all EVs that support the standard J1772 charging connector. The 24-foot vehicle connector cable is thick and sturdy, suitable for indoor or outdoor usage. A well-rounded choice for Q4 owners who frequent EA’s public charging stations.


  • 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


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


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’s tastes

Emporia Smart Level 2 EV Charger (48 Amp)

Emporia Level 2 Charger for Q4

The Emporia home EV charger is an easy recommendation, especially for those who already own other Emporia energy products. Its compatibility with the Emporia app allows for seamless control over a variety of Emporia hardware devices. However, even when considered as a standalone product, this charging station stands out as a compelling choice. Although it is one of the more affordable charging stations, Emporia does not compromise on crucial features.

The Emporia charger impresses with its high power output, offering 48 amps when hardwired and 40 amps when using the NEMA 14-50 plug. Additionally, the charger boasts a highly durable single-piece metal charge cord holder, setting it apart from competing brands that often include cheap plastic cord holders. Installing and configuring the charger and app proved to be relatively easy, adding to the overall positive experience. Our full review can be found here.


  • Up to 48 amps, when hardwired
  • 24-foot long cable
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50 outlet or hardwired


Lower cost than competitors, up to 48 amps of power, app connectivity and scheduling, really good metal charge plug holder, the installation was easy


The charge cord is shorter than the competition, the charger casing is made from plastic

JuiceBox 40 Smart from Enel-X (40 Amp)

Juicebox 40 Smart Enel-X for Q4

JuiceBox 40 from Enel-X is a popular home charger and a good choice for Audi Q4 owners. This smart charger is priced in the middle of the pack and offers competitive 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. 

DIY installers will be pleased with the easy mounting 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 the hardwired version for a cleaner look.


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


Key locking to the bracket, UL Listed, Energy Star certification, Wi-Fi connectivity and charging scheduling, integrated cord holder, simple installation


Some users reported finicky Wi-Fi performance (but there have been several software updates since), and the charging cable is less pliable in cold weather than competitors

Audi Q4 Charging Fast Facts

EV Charging ConnectorJ1772 / CCS
Battery Capacity82 kWh
Level 2 Charging Power11 kW
Level 2 Max Amps48 Amp
Level 2 [20-80%] Charge Time5 Hours
Level 3 Peak Power150 kW

Level 3 DC Charging Curve

Audi Q4 e-tron DC fast charging curve

Frequently Asked Questions about charging the Audi Q4 e-tron

Where is the charging port located on the Audi Q4 e-tron?

The charging port is located in the right-rear corner of the SUV. Just like the gas filling port on other Audis. Keep this in mind when choosing a location for your home charging station. Audi Q4 e-tron charging port location

Does the Audi Q4 come with free charging?

Audi has partnered with the Electrify America network to give each new owner 250 kWh of free DC level 3 charging. This should equal about 4 large charging sessions. Ask your dealer for details about the free charging credit.

What is the battery capacity of the Audi Q4 e-tron?

In North America, the Q4 comes with a single choice of 82 kWh battery capacity. This pack contains 24 separate modules, with 24 pouch-style cells within each module. This is different from cylindrical cells used by many competitors.

What is the usable battery capacity?

The 82 kWh pack has uses a 5 kWh buffer split evenly between the top and bottom, so that means about 77 kWh is usable day to day. Battery buffers are common to prevent batteries from charging or discharging too much, which reduces longevity.

How fast can the Q4 charge on Level 3 DC?

Audi claims a maximum charging speed of 150 kW. In the real world, expect your charging sessions to top out at around 140 kW. This is enough to go from 10-80% in about 35 minutes.

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