Best Electric Motorcycle Chargers
Charge’em to 1.21 gigawatts!
The proliferation of EV motorcycles is well and truly underway. Granted, electric motorcycles don’t quite fit the needs of many recreational motorcyclists, but if your lifestyle is one suited for an EV, then they are certainly a viable option to consider. But most of the charging cables that come with your electric motorcycle (or car) are only Level 1 rated, meaning it plugs into your average 110v wall outlet and can take forever to charge.
Sure, you could plug into a Level 2 charger located in more and more urban areas (and not-so-urban areas), but we can all agree it’s much more convenient to just plug in at home. This list is going to ramp up the power and focus on Level 2 charging stations you can install at home. These allow you to slash your charge times significantly but also may require some modifications to your existing infrastructure to fully utilize.
The chargers on this list have some discrepancies in price. This is primarily due to the features and niceties they provide – most notably, the feature to connect your charger to your smartphone to see your charge status, schedule charging windows for lower-cost electricity times, and see how much you’re spending each time you charge. Other options to consider include cable length, certifications, NEMA ratings for how well the charger can withstand outdoor use, and the difficulty of the install. If you ask us, go ahead and spring for the upgrades, if you can afford it. Future you will thank yourself.
Table of Contents
1. ChargePoint Home Flex Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger: Shop Now
2. MUSTART Level 2 Portable EV Charger: Shop Now
3. Grizzl-E Level 2 EV Charger: Shop Now
4. JuiceBox 40 Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station with WiFi: Shop Now
5. Autel Home Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger up to 50Amp: Shop Now
6. Lectron NEMA 14-50 Level 2 EV Charger: Shop Now
ChargePoint Home Flex Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger
Used and endorsed by our very own E-i-C Brasfield, the ChargePoint Home Flex EV charger is what his family uses to power up their electric car. This Level 2, 240-volt charging station charges any EV up to 9X faster than a normal wall outlet, with flexible amperage settings up to 50 amps (16/24/32/40/48/50 Amp) and plug-in or hardwired installation. You can also use the ChargePoint app to pick the right amperage for your home after installation. The app also allows you to set a schedule to only charge when electricity is cheapest, set reminders so you never forget to plug in, use Alexa voice control, and see all your ChargePoint charging data in one place. The ChargePoint Home Flex charger is back with a 3-year warranty and 24/7 customer support. UL listed for electrical safety and ENERGY STAR certified for efficiency.
MUSTART Level 2 Portable EV Charger
The Mustart 40A level 2 EV charger is more sturdy, and contains more sensitive chips, higher protection levels, and better abrasion resistance than most 16A level 2 chargers. Not to mention, it can charge your car up to 2.5X faster, too. Its compact size and 25-foot charging cable make it convenient and flexible to install, assuming you have a 240V NEMA 14-50 outlet to plug the charger into.
Made to withstand harsh environments, it’s lightning-proof, with leakage, overvoltage, overheating, and overcurrent protection. Lastly, the Mustart EV charger offers peace of mind because it is backed by a two-year warranty.
Grizzl-E Level 2 EV Charger
The Grizzl-E Classic NEMA 14-50 Plug with 24 Feet Premium Cable is a simple, powerful, heavy-duty, and portable EV charging station suitable for normal and cold weather (it is made in Canada, after all). Compatible with all EVs and PHEVs sold in North America, it’s UL fully tested and certified. Water-resistant to IP67 standards, it’s also fire resistant with overcurrent, over voltage, under voltage, missing diode, ground fault, and over temperature protections.
Installation is easy if you have a 14-50R outlet – then it’s just plug-and-play. This simple installation means you can also unplug and transport it if you know you’re going to need it somewhere else. Depending on your circuit breaker, you can adjust the amperage of the Grizzl-E from 40A, 32A, 24A, and 16A.
JuiceBox 40 Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station with WiFi
The Juicebox 40 EV charger is made by one of the most reputable companies in the business – Enel. This is the same company that powers the infrastructure to recharge the MotoE racebikes that run alongside MotoGP. With the Juicebox, you get up to 7x faster charge from its 40 amperes, 10kW EV charging station. Suitable for installation both indoors or outdoors, the built-in cable rack and security lock give you a sense of security if you’re installing the charger outdoors. UL-listed and ENERGY STAR-certified, the Juicebox comes with a 3-year limited warranty for normal residential use.
It also has convenient WiFi connectivity so you can connect with the free JuiceNet app. From there you can control and monitor charging remotely, get notified when your motorcycle is fully charged, set reminders to charge, and more. Dynamic LED lights show charging status, and it also responds to voice commands via Amazon Echo / Alexa.
Autel Home Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger up to 50Amp
The MaxiCharger AC Home by Autel was developed over two years by a full team of designers and engineers to bring you the safest, smartest, and one of the best-looking chargers on the market. With 12kW and up to 50A charging, you can expect to get about 37 miles per charging hour. Equipped with an updated 25-foot durable cable, it’s flexible no matter how cold the season is so you can charge with confidence in even the coldest of temperatures(-40℃). Its NEMA Type 4 rating means you are protected in any type of weather including snow, rain, hail, and sleet. Hang it up outside your house or inside a garage and it will operate efficiently. It features fire resistance, over-current, over-voltage, and over-temperature protection.
Like some of the other chargers here, you can use the Autel Charge app to control your charger and manage charge times, schedule charging while you're away, and optimize your charging to take advantage of off-peak electricity.
The MaxiCharger comes backed by a 3-year warranty, automatic over-the-air app updates, and around-the-clock support from Autel's service team.
Lectron NEMA 14-50 Level 2 EV Charger
“A potentially portable option,” says Chief Brasfield, this Lectron Level 2 fast charger is compact and durable, making it the perfect charging cable for home use or if you’re on the road. Its 21-foot cable is extra-long to fit most driveways or garages. Utilizing the standard J1772 charging protocol, this charging cable is compatible with most electric motorcycles and cars. It is perfect for users who own more than one electric vehicle or buildings with docks for EV charging.
The tradeoff for this compactness and portability is the lack of an app to view and schedule charging on your phone. Instead the LED indicator lights on the charging cable show you where your motorcycle is across three different charging levels. It alerts you if a fault is discovered, allowing you to manage the problem right away. The Lectron 240V 32 Amp Level 2 charger is made of high-grade, rugged materials which can last long periods of time. It provides its users with shock protection and safety while charging in wet conditions. It’s also backed by a one-year, no questions asked, warranty.
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