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Toyota BZ4X EV Chargers

The Toyota BZ4X concept was introduced into the market in April 2021. However only debuted in the EV market when this concept was co-developed, alongside the Subaru Solterra, into a battery-electric model in 2024.

Toyota BZ4X

Toyota BZ4X EV Charging Overview

The all-electric SUV is the only Toyota EV model and has become one of the most popular mid-size electric vehicles in the U.S; it can be charged with a Level 1 or Level 2 J1772 EV charger at 9.6 kilowatts per hour (40 amps) on a 240-volt outlet. There are many questions on the minds of prospective buyers around EV charging, we have produced this guide to answer all questions on Toyota BZ4X charging.

Key Stats

Battery Size
DC commercial charging
Cost per Charge
Level 2 Charging
Electric Range
71 -kWh Yes~$7.10Yes250 miles
Battery Size
DC commercial charging
Cost per Charge
Level 2 Charging
Electric Range
250 miles

EV Charging times for Toyota BZ4X

The table below shows the estimated charging time from empty to full for a Toyota BZ4X. We also show different common residential plug types for Toyota BZ4X charging at both level 2 and level 1.

Plug Type Battery Size (kWh) Charge Rate AEFA Charge Time
Level 1 – 5-15 (regular 3-pin) 71 kWh 1.5 KW/hour @ 12 amps ~48 hours
Level 2 – 14-30 (4-pin electric dryer type) 71 kWh 5.5 KW/hour @ 24 amps ~13 hours
Level 2- 14-50 (4-pin) 71 kWh 9.6 KW/hour @ 40 amps ~11 hours
Plug TypeBattery Size (kWh)Charge RateAEFA Charge Time
Level 1 – 5-15 (regular 3 pin)71 kWh1.5 KW/hour @ 12 amps~48 hours
Level 2 – 14-30 (4 pin electric dryer type)71 kWh5.5 KW/hour @ 24 amps~13 hours
Level 2 – 14-50 (4 pin)71 kWh 9.6 KW/hour @ 40 amps~11 hours

For battery preservation, the ideal charging range of the battery is from 20% to 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery and avoid potentially reduced performance.

Why upgrade your Toyota bZ4X charger?

To improve the charge time of your Toyota BZ4X, an upgrade from a manufacturer level 1 (120 volt) to a level 2 (240 volt) charger is recommended. This charger offers the fastest EV charging speeds and ensures that you’re prepared for your next electric vehicle as well. Charging times are significantly improved, with a NEMA 14-50, 40-amp, 9.6 kWh charger fully charging the vehicle in approximately 10.5 hours. We offer a variety of level 2, 240-volt EV chargers and EV plug types, allowing Toyota BZ4X owners to benefit from the convenience of charging from home, cheaper overnight electricity rates (typically 40% in most U.S. states), and the cleaner peace of electric driving.

Connector type and charging rates

The Toyota BZ4X can be charged with a Type 1 J1772 charger connector at home, work, or a public charging point. The car’s software automatically detects the range of available charge and does not allow the battery to overcharge. The vehicle’s peak alternating current (AC) charge rate is 6.6kW/hour.


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EV Home Charger Options for your Toyota BZ4X

At our store, we offer a variety of level 1, 120-volt, and level 2, 240-volt BZ4X EV chargers and EV plug types. Many new Toyota BZ4X EV owners are seeking faster charging solutions, and our most popular, the 14-50 EV plug, offers 240-volt 40 amp charging, which is the fastest option for BZ4X owners. Another popular charger type we offer is the 14-30 EV plug, which also offers 240-volt charging at a 24 amp rate, which is suitable for charging in outlets that many garages already have for heavy-duty appliances, such as dryers.

Best places to charge a Toyota BZ4X

The Toyota BZ4X can be charged either at home or at work, depending on the owner’s preference. Most EV owners prefer to charge at home as a result of the lower costs of home EV charging and added convenience. That said, there are numerous nationwide facilities that offer level 2 EV charging stations, such as shopping plazas, offices, and government facilities. EV chargers are also suitable for campgrounds, RV parks, and other overnight locations, where the 14-50 outlet is most common.

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Cost of charging a Toyota BZ4X

Depending on variables such as the location (residential or commercial), the State you are in, time of day, or charging power, this will impact the cost of charging the Toyota BZ4X. Below are the costs depending on location. In California, peak electricity is more expensive than the U.S. current averages for electricity of 20 ¢/kWh used in the calculation below.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile 
Home (empty to full)* $10.65 0.15¢
Commercial chargers** $27.69 0.39¢
PlaceAvg. costCost/mile 
Home (empty to full)*$10.650.15¢
Commercial chargers**$27.690.39¢

* Assumes average. U.S. tariff of 20 ¢/kWh. Home charging costs will vary state by state, depending on electricity costs.

** Assumes 50 ¢/kWh tariff applicable to most commercial Level 2 network EV chargers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I charge my Toyota BZ4X at a commercial charging station?

You can charge your Toyota BZ4X at all level 1, level 2, and CCS commercial charging stations.

The fastest available charging option is a 32 amp or 40 amp, 240-volt charger, which we offer for the NEMA 14-50 and 6-50 outlets.

The Toyota BZ4X uses a J1772 Type 1 connector. Toyota EVs do not currently have an option to use a NACS charger connector.

Although compatible with Level 1 chargers, the 47-hour charge duration will limit your ability to fully charge the vehicle and subsequently restrict its usability.

The most popular charging option for the Toyota BZ4X is the Level 2 14-50 240-volt EV charger.

A level 2 240-volt charger will allow owners to take advantage of favourable charging times, costs, and added convenience, which are limited by level 1 charging options. The ability to complete a charge at overnight lower-cost rates will allow EV owners to fully benefit from all factors of electric driving.

The Toyota BZ4X onboard charger (power acceptance rate) is currently limited to 6.6 kilowatts per hour. Future versions may have higher power acceptance settings to enable faster charging.


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