Yes, we found the same thing. Even our 240v 16A charger is very easy to insert and remove. My sense is that the 40A charger is getting a 'bit' easier with repeated cycles. My wife was hysterical earlier as she tried to remove it and almost crashed into the garage wall behind her as it finally came out. I'm trying to develop a 'technique' for her to brace herself with one hand against the car and remove the handle with the other.