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2023 Toyota bZ4X Has Changed the EV Charging Game With These New Features

The 2023 Toyota bZ4X brings EV charging to a whole new level with these new features that make you want to buy a bZ4X.

Twenty years ago, the thought of your home garage being your gas station for your car was an absurd idea. Today, every neighborhood has at least a few garages with an EV sitting in them. While charging your car today isn’t really a new thing, Toyota has found a way to revolutionize how we charge our EVs with these new features found on the 2023 Toyota bZ4X.

The first main charging feature is this cool option Toyota has added which they call Remote Connect. It is basically an app on your phone which tells you what percent your 2023 bZ4X is at and how much is left to charge. According to Toyota, you can even start or stop charging your car if it is plugged in. One cool feature that will also improve battery life is having a charging schedule.

Let's say you plug in your bZ4X before you go to bed. However, we all know that keeping things that run on a lithium-ion battery charged for too long is not good for the battery’s life. Toyota solved this by adding a charging schedule feature to your car so that you can tell the app that you want charging to start at 3 in the morning and stop when 100%.

2023 Toyota bZ4X Has Changed the EV Charging Game With These New Features

This feature is useful because maybe some people don’t feel safe leaving a huge battery charging overnight or maybe you know that your battery’s life will decrease if you leave the charge flowing for too long. Just like how you can program your coffee machine, you can now program your 2023 Toyota bZ4X to charge whenever you want.

The app also provides easy access to charging stations within your area. Just like how you can Google where charging stations are near you, the Remote Connect app will give you faster and closer results so you won’t have to Google nearby charging stations.

With your purchase of a 2023 Toyota bZ4X, you will also receive a ChargePoint Home Flex level 2 charger from the dealer. This home charger is installed either indoors or outdoors and acts as a fast charger for your bZ4X. The level 2 charger charges up to 25 miles per hour and comes with a 23-foot-long cable. The cost of the charger is added to the MSRP of the 2023 bZ4X if chosen by the buyer.

Perhaps one of the most complimentary and useful of these new options is going to be a free one year of charging at any EVgo-owned chargers with the purchase or lease of a 2023 Toyota bZ4X.

I think Toyota has really knocked it out of the park with these new charging features that will be available on the 2023 bZ4X. Hopefully, more automakers will also innovate their charging mechanisms and make them more streamlined.

What do you think? Do the charging features on the bZ4X sound good? Let us know in the comments section below.

Harutiun Hareyan is reporting Toyota news at Torque News. His automotive interests and vast experience test-riding new cars give his stories a sense of authenticity and unique insights. Follow Harutiun on Twitter at @HareyanHarutiun for daily Toyota news.


jg (not verified)    April 14, 2022 - 10:59AM

The "story" here is not the features that have been around for many years in many forms, but how much Toyota is going to charge for you to have access to these features -- including the "home" display on your car (bZ4X and Solterra, because the Solterra is all-Toyota electronics) to get rid of the nag-screen that just says "subscribe" (as seen in many cars at the various auto shows). Toyota has been on a major push to build recurring revenue through subscription-based features (as have other auto makers) and they mask how bad it is by giving you a "free" subscription for a few years before revealing how much you're going to be paying them to continue to use the features inside your own car.

Harutiun Hareyan    April 15, 2022 - 10:13AM

In reply to by jg (not verified)

Hi jg,
I completely agree with you. I honestly don't like these subscription-based things. I'm already giving you a ton of money for the car, I still have to give you money for basic things like navigation and radio? It just doesn't make sense to me. It's like they are turning the car into a phone, paying for music, paying for data, paying for all these things.

Jason (not verified)    April 15, 2022 - 12:01PM

Tesla has been offering these for years. Good to see Toyota at least attempting to play catch up others. The writer needs to do a much better job of researching what is novel vs. What features have been around for a while