Charging Electric Vehicles

Charging electric vehicles is easy and convenient.   Most electric cars are charged at home while their driver is sleeping or are charged in a parking lot while the driver is at work.  Public charging connections are available throughout the world in public parking areas, at businesses, hotels, state and national parks, and Tesla Supercharging Stations.  More and more employers are offering charging connections in their employee parking lots.   Electric outlets are ubiquitous and can often be used when EV charging stations are not available.

Wireless Charging.  Charging systems are available for some EVs that allow wireless charging.  The driver simply parks the specially equipped EV over a small charging pad in the parking space and the car is charged without the use of a cable.  Go to for more information.

Fast Charge.  Many electric cars can be charged with high voltage DC power at public charging stations in roughly a half an hour.  This usually amounts to about 80% of the car's driving distance which can be as much as 150 miles for some cars.   Public fast charge stations are available throughout the United States.

Charging Options.   There are three primary means of charging electric vehicles ranging from the common household outlet to high power fast charging stations.    Standard household outlets provide about 4 to 5 miles of driving distance for each hour the car is plugged in.   240 volt charging stations will provide up to 40 miles of driving distance per hour depending on the capacity of the charging station and the capacity of the charger on board the car.    Fast charge stations provide up to 150 miles of driving distance in approximately 30 minutes.