Get up to speed with EV charging.
Boost your all-electric knowledge with videos that simplify electricity and charging concepts.
Find out what you need to know about the charging process—whether in the convenience of home or on the go.
Set up your at-home charging station.
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How to install a Level 2 charger.
You just need a licensed electrician to install it. Here are some equipment and installation options:
ChargePoint® Home Flex can charge your EV in the comfort of your own garage.
Need help finding an electrician? Qmerit can connect you with a licensed electrician near you.
Charging has gone public.
Juice up on the go by tapping into a network of public charging stations.
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Finding a station has never been easier.
With currently over 30,000 public stations supporting Level 2 and DC Fast Charging, charging on the go is more convenient than ever. Just pull up, plug in, and charge up. And Toyota is working with ChargePoint and EVgo to help make tapping into their networks even easier.
Customers who purchase or lease a new 2023 Toyota bZ4X will get one year of unlimited complimentary charging at all EVgo-owned and operated public charging stations nationwide.
Charging Stations In Your Area
- Level 2 Charger Supports: bZ4X, RAV4 Prime, Prius Prime
- Level 3 Charger Supports: bZ4X
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Toyota does not own or operate the stations and is not responsible for their availability or performance. Click on station name for address.
0% of charging energy matched with renewable energy.
Clean Assist allows eligible All-Electric Vehicle owners nationwide and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle owners in California to offset their vehicle charging with 100% renewable energy—no matter where the vehicles are plugged in. And there’s no cost to participate in the program.
How it Works
Owners of eligible vehicles can opt into the Toyota Clean Assist program through the Toyota App. Active Remote Connect Trial or Subscription required.
The Toyota App then tracks the amount of the electricity used during charging and calculates the net emissions produced by charging.
Toyota then generates, or buys, an equivalent amount of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), ensuring that all charging activity is matched with zero-carbon electricity.
Feel the smooth acceleration, instant torque delivery and quiet drive—all advantages of the electric motor over an internal combustion engine.
Reducing CO2 emissions by going fully electric is one way we can lessen our impact on the environment.
All-Electric and Plug-In Hybrid vehicles can bring about potential state incentives. Preliminary expectations include a lower cost of ownership, including overall service and maintenance costs.
What are the different types of electrified vehicles?
Electrified vehicles come in four flavors: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, fuel cell, and all-electric (referred to as Battery EVs, BEVs, or simply EVs).
Toyota offers a wide range of hybrids and plug-in hybrids, as well as the fuel cell Mirai in California, and the all-electric bZ4X. Discover this growing lineup at toyota.com/electrified.
Why drive an all-electric vehicle?
Three words: convenience, fun and savings.
All-electric vehicles can be conveniently charged at home, overnight and on-demand, as well as at public charging stations when out and about. No more trips to the gas station needed.
They’re also fun to drive, thanks to the immediate torque response from the electric motors, as well as the smooth acceleration and quiet cabin.
Drivers won’t just save money by avoiding the gas pump, either—they may also be able to enjoy state incentives, as well as the potential long-term maintenance savings typical of an all-electric powertrain.
And as icing on the cake, driving an all-electric vehicle can also help the environment by reducing CO2 emissions.
What is the all-electric vehicle driving experience like?
Thanks to the use of electric motors instead of internal combustion engines, all-electric vehicles provide smooth acceleration, immediate torque response and a surprisingly quiet ride experience.
How far will an all-electric vehicle go?
The driving range of an all-electric vehicle will vary depending on how/where you drive, charging habits, accessory use, outside temperature and other factors. Battery capacity also decreases with time and use, which will reduce range.
What can impact driving range?
All-electric driving range may decrease significantly depending on speed, outside temperature, accessory use, how/where you drive, charging habits, and other factors. Battery capacity also decreases with time and use which will reduce range.
Where can I charge an all-electric vehicle?
All-electric vehicles can be charged at home with Level 1 or Level 2 charging solutions, or at public charging stations with Level 2 and Level 3.
Many public charging networks, like ChargePoint and EVgo, further simplify the charging process by providing app-based charger access and payment.
What are the different charging levels?
There are three different all-electric vehicle charging levels.
Level 1 is the basic charging solution. Primarily for home use, Level 1 charging cables plug directly into a standard wall outlet. They are usually included with the vehicle and are totally portable, so they can go where you and your vehicle go. This is the slowest option, however, with all-electric vehicles requiring days to reach a full charge. Because of this charging time, Level 1 is best used with plug-in hybrids.
Level 2 is a more powerful AC charging solution that is commonly found both at home and at public charging stations. Level 2 chargers are ideal for charging all-electric vehicles overnight, but for home use, the equipment must be purchased and installed by a licensed electrician.
Level 3 is also known as “DC Fast Charging,” and usually can be the quickest charging solution. This is partially because it outputs DC electricity, which means the vehicle doesn’t need to convert incoming AC first. Level 3 is not practical for residential use and is only found at select public charging stations. Charge time will vary widely depending on outside temperature and other factors. DC Fast Charging is only available for bZ4X at this time.
How do I charge an all-electric vehicle?
The actual fill-up process is similar to that of a gasoline vehicle—simply insert the connector into the vehicle and charging will begin. In fact, most all-electric vehicles will also allow you to set a charging schedule to take advantage of varying electricity rates throughout the day.
This charging process can vary depending on equipment and location. Watch the how-to video on this page to learn more.
How do I monitor and manage my charging?
For Toyota vehicles with active Connected Services trials or subscriptions, the Toyota app is the best resource for home-charging management. It offers great tools and insights, including vehicle range, charging scheduling, tracking charging status and costs, and more.
The Toyota app can also be used to find public charging locations, as well as handle charging and payment at select network stations.
You can also monitor your charging—including battery level and estimated range—through the Multi-Information Display (MID) and central touchscreen in your vehicle.
It’s important to note that any estimated vehicle range calculations shown are based on previous usage patterns and may not accurately predict the vehicle range.
Where can I find out more information about Toyota’s electrified vehicles?
You can learn more about Toyota’s current and future electrified lineup by visiting toyota.com/electrified.
EV Charging Basics
Learn more about different charging options for electric vehicles (EVs), plus where you can find rebates to help cover purchase and installation costs.
EV Charger Types
EV chargers are classified into three categories: Level 1, Level 2 and direct current (DC) fast chargers.
EV chargers are classified into three categories: Level 1, Level 2 and direct current (DC) fast chargers.
Important differences include:
- Input voltage. This is how much power a charger requires to operate and is expressed in volts.
- Power output. This is how much power a charger can generate and is expressed in kilowatts (kW).
- Charging speed. This is the number of miles added to the EV’s battery per hour of charging and depends on the charger’s power output.
- Equipment and installation cost. While basic EV chargers are inexpensive and can be plugged into a standard outlet, others have higher upfront equipment and must be installed professionally by an electric vehicle service provider (EVSP).
- EV power intake. Depending on your EV, the power output pulled from a charger (in kW) may be limited by how much the EV’s battery can withstand. Check your vehicle’s specifications to know which charging level your vehicle can use.
Numerous manufacturers produce EV chargers, with a variety of products, price points, applications and functionality. Because of these differences, it is important to choose an EV charger that fits your intended use and budget.
Direct Current Fast Charging
How fast is DC fast charging?
Depending on the EV, DC fast chargers can currently produce a 10-80% charge for a 300-mile range battery in approximately 20 minutes (~540 miles of electric drive per hour of charging).
What is the input voltage for a DC fast charger?
Currently available DC fast chargers require inputs of at least 480 volts and 100 amps, but newer chargers are capable of up to 1000 volt and 500 amps (up to 360 kW).
How much do DC fast chargers cost?
A CALeVIP Cost Data analysis found that the unit cost per charger for rebate recipients ranged from a minimum of 18,000 to a maximum of 72,500. The mean and median unit cost per charger was 29,135 and 23,000, respectively.
In addition to higher equipment costs, DC fast charger installations require a commercial electrician from the initial planning phase due to the electrical load and wiring requirements.
Is a DC fast charger the right EV charger for me?
DC fast chargers are the highest-powered EV chargers on the market. They often are used as range extenders along major travel corridors for long-distance trips and in urban environments to support drivers without home charging or very high mileage drivers. At current charging speeds, they are ideal for places where a person would spend 30 minutes to an hour, such as restaurants, recreational areas and shopping centers.
It is important to note that not every EV model is capable of DC fast charging, and therefore, they cannot be used by every EV driver. Further, DC fast chargers have multiple standards for connectors, whereas there is only one common standard for Level 1 and 2 charging (SAE J1772). DC fast chargers have three types of connectors: CHAdeMO, CCS and Tesla, though CCS is increasingly becoming the industry standard.
Level 2 Chargers
How fast is Level 2 charging?
A Level 2 charger can currently produce a full charge for a 300-mile range battery in about 6-8 hours and is perfect for destination and overnight charging.
What is the input voltage of a Level 2 charger?
Level 2 chargers typically require 220V or 240V service.
What is the power output of a Level 2 charger?
Level 2 chargers are available with a variety of power outputs from 3 kW to 19 kW, which can sometimes be adjusted.
How much do Level 2 chargers cost?
CALeVIP Cost Data show that rebate recipients reported average L2 equipment costs ranging from 685 to 6,626 per connector. The mean and median were 2,976 and 2,884 per connector, respectively.
Is a Level 2 charger the right EV charger for me?
Level 2 chargers are typical solutions for residential and commercial/workplace settings. Most offer higher power output than Level 1 chargers and have additional functionality.
Non-networked vs. networked chargers
In general, Level 2 chargers are distinguished between non-networked chargers and networked chargers.
Networked chargers have advanced capabilities, such as charge scheduling, load management and demand response. They are more common in commercial/workplace settings where payments are required or at multiunit dwellings (MUDs) where the property’s electricity bill is shared by multiple residents.
They may be designed for indoor or outdoor use (e.g., NEMA 3R, NEMA 6P, NEMA 4x rated).
Some models of networked chargers also can limit charging to certain hours, which allows the operator to maximize a time-of-use (TOU) electricity rate structure and only allow charging when electricity is the cheapest (usually sometime between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.). This type of control also increases the likelihood of participating in utility demand response programs.
Some of the enhanced features of a networked Level 2 charger include remote access/control via Wi-Fi or cellular connection, access control/ability to accept multiple forms of payment, load balancing across multiple chargers and more. Additionally, California will soon begin allowing the use of submeters already embedded within networked chargers to bill electricity use. For more information on submetering, visit the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) website.
Non-networked Level 2 chargers are used both in single-family residences and MUDs. They may be designed for indoor or outdoor use (e.g., NEMA 3R, NEMA 6P, NEMA 4x rated). Non-networked Level 2 chargers are useful for installations at MUDs or commercial sites that are powered by the residents’ or tenants’ subpanels.
In this case, any electricity used by the chargers will be charged to the individual’s electricity bill, thus eliminating the need to separately meter the chargers. Further, when electrical capacity is available, non-networked Level 2 chargers are useful for site hosts that need higher power than Level 1 charging but do not have a large budget.
GREEN EV Rapid CHARGER
As the name suggests, this system allows EV drivers to recharge their vehicle for around 20 minutes rather than hours. Fueled by hydrogen, this is a truly renewable energy supply with no carbon footprint.
The built-in Smart Charge system provides quick customer connection, identification, and EV charge management. Rapid EV Chargers are delivered and installed ready to go with built-in hydrogen storage. Simply plug in, be amazed, and refill with hydrogen as you need more.
THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES
EV charging is a topic on everyone’s minds as there are real energy issues at stake in our business and domestic environments.
The EV Rapid Charger allows longer travel distances without lengthy recharge stops. You can quickly recharge your vehicle in around 20 minutes (only limited by the vehicle charge capability).
No Upgrade Needed
With our system, you won’t need to upgrade your power supply to sufficiently provide a EV Rapid Charger to your customers.
No Local Energy? No Problem
As long as you have enough space, the EV Rapid Charger allows you to supply electric vehicles power without a local energy supply.
New EV Revenue
An onsite EV charger also offers retail opportunities for the sale of the EV charge, plus additional sales for the local facility from the visiting EV driver and their passengers.
ANYTIME, ANYWHERE EV POWER
As the production of EV cars and trucks continues to grow, the likelihood of needing emergency power to charge EVs continues to grow. Includes 180kW Rapid EV charging stations. With a single or double power outlet, you can recharge EVs at super quick speeds. less than 20min.
Other EV charging stations simply can’t charge vehicles this quickly. And when was the last time you saw a mobile EV charging station driving to your local concert? It’s one more way we’re eliminating range anxiety for EV owners.
All power to operate is included via the on-board hydrogen fuel cells, battery, and inverters. There is NO additional utility power required and you will be up and running with up to 8 Rapid EV charge outlets.
Get up and running quickly with our Renewable Power as a Service, we manage every detail and you pay a monthly fee.
When and how to use DC fast charging
To perhaps state the obvious — ChargePoint DC fast chargers are faster than Level 2 AC charging stations. They are also just as easy to use as AC chargers. Like any Level 2 charging station, simply tap your phone or card, plug in to charge and then go on your merry way. The best time to use a DC fast charging station is when you need a charge right away and you’re willing to pay a little more for the convenience — like when you’re on a road trip or when your battery is low but you are pressed for time.
Check out these tips for a great DC fast charging experience.
Tip: Not every electric vehicle (EV) is compatible with DC fast charging stations. If you think you’ll need a fast charge from time to time, make sure to ask about this option when buying your EV.
Check your connector type
DC fast charging requires a different type of connector than the J1772 connector used for Level 2 AC charging. Leading fast charging standards are SAE Combo (CCS1 in the U.S. and CCS2 in Europe), CHAdeMO and Tesla, as well as GB/T in China. and more EVs are equipped for DC fast charging these days, but be sure to take a look at your car’s port before you try to plug in.
ChargePoint DC fast chargers can charge any vehicle, but CCS1 in North America and CCS2 in Europe connectors are best for the maximum amperage, which is becoming standard in new EVs. Tesla EVs require a CCS1 adapter for fast charging with ChargePoint.
Here’s what some common connectors look like:
Tip: You can filter by connector type in the ChargePoint app to find stations that work for your EV.
Save fast charging for when you need it most
Fees are usually higher for DC fast charging than for Level 2 charging. Because they provide more power, DC fast charging stations are more expensive to install and operate. Station owners generally pass some of these costs on to drivers, so it really doesn’t add up to use fast charging every day.
Another reason not to overdo it on DC fast charging: A lot of power flows from a DC fast charger, and managing it puts extra strain on your battery. Using a DC charger all the time could reduce your battery’s efficiency and lifespan, so it’s best to use fast charging only when you need it. Keep in mind that drivers who don’t have access to charging at home or work may rely more on DC fast charging.
Follow the 80% rule
Every EV battery follows what’s called a “charging curve” when charging. Charging starts slow while your vehicle monitors your battery’s charge level, the weather outside and other factors. Charging then climbs to peak speed for as long as possible and slows down again when your battery has reached about an 80% charge to prolong battery life. (Check out this post and this post to learn more about charging curves.)
With a DC fast charger, it’s best to unplug when your battery reaches about 80% charged. That’s when charging slows dramatically. In fact, it could take almost as long to charge the last 20% as it did to get to 80%. Unplugging when you reach that 80% threshold is not only more efficient for you, it’s also considerate to other EV drivers, helping ensure that as many people as possible can use available fast charging stations. Check the ChargePoint app to see how your charge is going and to know when to unplug.
Did you know? With the ChargePoint app, you can see the rate at which your car is charging in real time. Just click on Charging Activity in the main menu to see your current session.
AC vs. DC
Finally, if you’ve ever wondered why it’s called “DC fast charging,” the answer is simple. “DC” refers to “direct current,” the type of power that batteries use. Level 2 charging stations use “AC,” or “alternating current,” which you’ll find in typical household outlets. EVs have onboard chargers inside the car that convert AC power to DC for the battery. DC fast chargers convert AC power to DC within the charging station and deliver DC power directly to the battery, which is why they charge faster.
Our ChargePoint Express and Express Plus stations provide DC fast charging. Search our charging map to find a fast charging spot near you.