Where to charge?
Just as an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle won’t run without gas in the tank, an electric vehicle won’t run unless its battery is sufficiently charged. While ICE drivers fill-up at a gas station, EV owners have multiple options for replenishing their rides.
Charge at Home
Most EV drivers charge their vehicles overnight at home using AC Level 1 or AC Level 2 charging equipment. Level 1 means plugging in directly to a standard electrical wall outlet! Level 2 equipment can be easily and affordably installed in home garages.
Charge at Work
Workplace charging helps commuters who drive an EV destination charge at work, where cars are left parked for long periods of time. Programs like Charge Ready NY provide financial incentives for employers to install EVSE, as well as additional savings for employees to purchase new EVs.
Did you know there are approximately 3,000 charging units in New York and over 20,000 in the US? Many of these are open to the public, and can be found in public garages, parking lots, and even at the street curb. Plugshare.com is a free resource that provides the locations of these stations.