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Best EV Chargers of 2024

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These Are The Best EV Chargers Of 2024

Curious about the best chargers I reviewed last year? Then look no further than this article.

Published on May 14, 2024

There are a lot of people out there who want to tell you which electric vehicle charger to buy, but none of them put the units through the torture tests that I do– including baking them in 120° heat, freezing them to -5° for 24 hours, running over them with cars, dunking them in buckets of water, and blasting them with a garden hose. I do all that so I can find the faults with these units so you can make an educated decision on which electric vehicle charger is the right one for you.

But before I share the list of my top recommendations for 2024, I just want to remind you that there is no one best charger for everybody. I do these long, comprehensive reviews so that people can see all of the important details and then make the right purchasing decision for them. I’m just going to list the seven best chargers in no particular order without crowning one king, since these are all really at the upper echelon of electric vehicle charging equipment and you can’t go wrong with any one of them.

Check out the links below to read or view the full reviews of each of these units, and then decide which EV charging station is best for your needs!  You can also check out all of my review articles or a quick EV charger comparison guide.

(All prices are current as of the posting of this article)

Emporia 48-amp EV Charger

Emporia 48-amp

4.6 / 5 stars

Key Specs of the Emporia 48-Amp

  • Charger: AC Level 2
  • AC Connector: Type 1 (SAE J1772)
  • Power Input: Hardwired, NEMA 14-50 plug
  • Rated Current: 48A
  • Adjustable Current: 6-48A
  • Maximum Power: 11.5 kW
  • Dimensions (without cable): 12.6″ x 9″ x 3.4″
  • Cable length: 24 feet
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi
  • Safety Certified: Yes

The Emporia 48-amp EV charger is one of my perennial favorites and my top choice in 2023 for a high-powered electric vehicle charger. Priced at only $399 (at the time of writing), it’s one of the least expensive 48-amp Wi-Fi connected smart chargers on the market. With an adjustable current from 12 to 48 amps, a J1772 or NACS connector, the ability to use as a NEMA 14-50 plug-in or hardwired unit, and a 24-foot cable, it offers a lot of charging flexibility. The Emporia 48-amp is safety-certified, UL-certified, and comes with a NEMA-4 enclosure for maximum protection from the elements. Its 3-year warranty is also one of the best in the industry.

After going through my extensive tests, the Emporia 48-amp EV charger scored a total of 99 points out of 100 on my ChargerRater chart, tying it with the highest score I’ve ever given to a charging station on State of Charge.

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ChargePoint Home Flex

4.6 / 5 stars

Key Specs of the ChargePoint Home Flex

  • Charger: AC Level 2
  • AC Connector: Type 1 (SAE J1772)
  • Power Input: Hardwired, NEMA 6-50 plug, NEMA 14-50 plug
  • Rated Current: 50A
  • Adjustable Current: 16-50A
  • Maximum Power: 12 kW
  • Dimensions (without cable): 11.19″ x 7.06″ x 5.2″
  • Cable length: 23 feet
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi
  • Safety Certified: Yes

The next on the list is the ChargePoint Home Flex EV charger, a powerful 50-amp EVSE that can be used as a plug-in or hardwired unit. The plug-in version comes with either a NEMA 14-50 or 6-50 plug at $549, while the hardwired configuration can be purchased for $599. This powerful EVSE can charge anywhere from 16 to 50 amps, comes with either a J1772 or NACS connector, and has a 23-foot cable. The ChargePoint Home Flex is a Wi-Fi-connected smart charger that is also safety-certified, UL-certified, and comes with a NEMA-3 enclosure for protection against most inclement weather. It’s also another EV charger boasting a 3-year warranty.

The ChargePoint Home Flex scored well over the course of my testing gauntlet, coming away with a final score of 99 points out of 100, tying it with the Emporia 48-amp as the highest-scoring EVSE I’ve ever reviewed.

Tesla Universal Wall Connector

Tesla Universal Wall Connector

4.875 / 5 stars

Key Specs of the Tesla Universal Wall Connector

  • Charger: AC Level 2
  • AC Connector: Type 1 (SAE J1772), Tesla
  • Power Input: Hardwired
  • Rated Current: 48A
  • Adjustable Current: 12 – 48A
  • Maximum Power: 11.5 kW
  • Dimensions (without cable): 13.75″ x 6.0″ x 5.75″
  • Cable length: 24 feet
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi
  • Safety Certified: Yes

A newcomer to my “Best of” series, the Tesla Universal Wall Connector first arrived on the EVSE scene last year. This hardwired 48-amp EV charger costs $620. The power can be adjusted between 12 to 48 amps, and the unit comes with a 24-foot cable and both a J1772 and NACS connector. The Tesla Universal Wall Connector is another Wi-Fi-connected smart charger that is safety-certified, Energy Star certified, and protected by a NEMA-3 enclosure against the elements. It even comes with a 4-year warranty.

After extensive testing, the Tesla Universal Wall Connector came away from my ChargerRater with an impressive final score of 96 points out of 100.

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Wallbox Pulsar Plus 48-Amp

4.5 / 5 stars

Key Specs of the Wallbox Pulsar Plus 48-Amp

  • Charger: AC Level 2
  • AC Connector: Type 1 (SAE J1772)
  • Power Input: Hardwired, NEMA 14-50 plug
  • Rated Current: 48A
  • Adjustable Current: 6-48A
  • Maximum Power: 11.5 kW
  • Dimensions (without cable): 7.8″ x 7.9″ x 3.9″
  • Cable length: 25 feet
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Safety Certified: Yes

Another EV charger of note for my “Best of 2024” list is the WallBox Pulsar Plus 48-amp EVSE. This compact charging station can come either as a NEMA 14-50 plug-in or a hardwired version for $699. The unit comes with adjustable power from 6 to 48 amps, a 25-foot cable, and a J1772 connector. The WallBox Pulsar Plus 48-amp has both Wi-Fi connectivity and powersharing options, safety certification, an Energy Star rating, and a NEMA-4 enclosure to protect against the harshest weather. The Wallbox comes with a 3-year warranty, and is even made right here in the USA.

The Wallbox Pulsar Plus 48 breezed through my testing and came away with a final score of 94 points out of 100 on the ChargerRater.

Autel MaxiCharger Lite

Autel MaxiCharger Lite 50

4.65 / 5 stars

Key Specs of the Autel MaxiCharger Lite 50

  • Charger: AC Level 2
  • AC Connector: Type 1 (SAE J1772)
  • Power Input: Hardwired, NEMA 14-50 plug
  • Rated Current: 50A
  • Adjustable Current: 6-50A
  • Maximum Power: 12 kW
  • Dimensions (without cable): 12.6″ x 9″ x 3.4″
  • Cable length: 25 feet
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi
  • Safety Certified: Yes

Then we come to the Autel MaxiCharger Lite 50-amp. Coming from a series with a lot of variants depending on your needs, this particular model costs $569 for either a NEMA 14-50 plug-in or a hardwired version. With adjustable power settings from 6 to 50 amps, a 24-foot charging cable, and a J1772 connector, the MaxiCharger is ready to deliver the energy you need. The Autel MaxiCharger Lite 50-amp comes with Wi-Fi-connected smart features, safety certification, an Energy Star rating, and a durable NEMA-4 enclosure, in addition to a 3-year warranty.

Earning itself a place on my “Best of 2024” list with a ChargerRater score of 97 out of 100 points, the Autel MaxiCharger Lite 50-amp is definitely an EVSE I would recommend.

EVIQO Evipower

EVIQO Evipower

4.55 / 5 stars

Key Specs of the EVIQO Evipower

  • Charger: AC Level 2
  • AC Connector: Type 1 (SAE J1772)
  • Power Input: Hardwired, NEMA 14-50 plug
  • Rated Current: 48A
  • Adjustable Current: 16 – 48A
  • Maximum Power: 11.5 kW
  • Dimensions (without cable): 9.45″W x 9.45″H x 4″D
  • Cable length: 25 feet
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Safety Certified: Yes

One surprise addition to this list would be the EVIQO Evipower, a brand-new unit that just came to market this year. This affordable 48-amp smart charger is $399, and is available as either a NEMA 14-50 plug-in or a hardwired version. Users can adjust the power between 16 and 48 amps, and the unit comes with a 25-foot charging cable and J1772 connector. The EVIQO Evipower boasts a variety of smart features through a Wi-Fi connection, safety certification, Energy Star certification, and an IP66-rated enclosure that’s equivalent to the NEMA-4. This EVSE hit the market with a 2-year warranty.

After putting the EVIQO Evipower through my challenging assortment of tests, this EV charging station came away with a final score of 98 points out of 100 on my ChargerRater.

Emporia 48-amp EV Charger

Grizzl-E Smart

4.7 / 5 stars

Key Specs of the Grizzl-E Smart

  • Charger: AC Level 2
  • AC Connector: Type 1 (SAE J1772)
  • Power Input: Hardwired, NEMA 6-50 plug, NEMA 14-50 plug
  • Rated Current: 40A
  • Adjustable Current: 16 – 40A
  • Maximum Power: 10 kW
  • Dimensions (without cable): 10.25″ x 6.25″ x 3.75″
  • Cable length: 24 feet
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi
  • Safety Certified: Yes

Last but not least on my list of the best EV chargers of 2024 is the Grizzl-E Smart. This EVSE is the only 40-amp charger to make this list, but that’s mainly because most people won’t miss the extra 8 amps– especially when this smart unit costs only $395. The Smart showcases adjustable power between 16 and 40 amps, a 24-foot charging cable, and a J1772 connector for your charging ease. The Grizzl-E Smart accesses smart features via Wi-Fi connection, safety certification, Energy Star certification, and an IP67-rated enclosure that’s similar to a NEMA-6 (one of the most rugged cases available on the EV market). In addition, the Smart comes standard with a 3-year warranty, though a 5-year warranty is available for an extra $100.

The Grizzl-E Smart scored well on the ChargerRater, coming home with a total of 96 points out of 100 and earning itself a place on my recommended list.

By: Tom Moloughney

Tom has been covering the electric vehicle scene since 2010 and has written for Forbes, Plugincars, GreenCarReports, BMWBLOG, and InsideEVs. He's a former director at Plug In America and specializes in the North American and Chinese electric vehicle markets, with a strong emphasis on EV charging and charging equipment. Tom is also the host of the EV charging YouTube channel, State of Charge.
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