Use the Plugshare app (or website) or Google Maps to find one along your route. Filter for charging stations with Level 2 (J-1772) or Level 3 (CCS/SAE) connectors and the same brand as the car’s charging card, or existing accounts you have.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Level 3 (CCS/SAE) charging stations are much faster but harder to find. They’re often found along highways.
- 80% of charging stations are Level 2 (J-1772). Plan on spending at least 1-2 hours to get a decent charge.
- The charging card in the EV is brand specific—it only works at charging stations with the same brand or their partners. You can charge at any station, but you’ll have to submit receipts for reimbursement if it’s a different brand from the EV’s charging card.
- Charging takes time. So make sure your reservation is long enough to recharge and drive back to the car’s home location. You can extend in the app or via SMS.
Keep In Mind
Charging times are an estimate and may vary based on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, vehicle model, driving conditions, driving habits and weather.