Charging in Public
- Station Maps of Kentucky Charging Stations
- 10 EV Charging Tips for Road Trips (EVObsession)
- EV Trip Planner: Website allows Telsa and Nissan Leaf drivers to plan a route through supercharger stations.
- EV Journey: Website allows you to enter starting and ending address and a suggested route will be displayed with EV charging stations marked.
- Etiquette tips for EV owners (Source: Stanford’s Peninsula Press)
Electric Vehicle Chargers for Your Home
- Available Charging Models: There are two levels of at-home charging equipment that drivers of all-electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid can use. The equipment is often installed in a garage but can also be installed to charge a vehicle even in the rain. If there are several families in a multi-family unit, a unit similar to a public charging station should be considered. The two levels of charging equipment are:
- AC Level 1: This level of charging meets the needs of many EV and PHEV users and requires no additional cost or installation as long as there is an available outlet on a dedicated branch circuit near the parking area. This charging level gives 2 to 5 miles of range per 1 hour of charging through a 120 volt AC standard NEMA plug. Eight hours of charging at this level can replenish about 40 miles of electric range.
- AC Level 2: This level of charging may be necessary for drivers with longer commutes or less regular schedules. An installation contractor can consult with a family to determine if the necessary 240 volt service available. One hour of charging can provide 10 to 20 miles of electric range (Source: AFDC).
Electricity Costs for Charging
- Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator
- This calculator allows you to select a vehicle by year, make and model, then after entering driving and travel habits and zip codes, gives a breakdown of annual fuel and electricity costs.
Workplace Charging Challenge This challenge, sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) is open to all employers of any size or industry that offer charging stations primarily for employee use.
- By offering charging stations at places of
employment, employees can be incentivized to drive electric vehicles to and from work.
- This aids the company in their sustainability messaging.
- Signifies corporate leadership in the willingness to adopt advanced technologies.
- Workplace Charging Challenge Fact Sheet
Types of Chargers, Time for Charging, How Long Prominent Vehicle Types Can go on one Charge
- Level 1: Approximately 4 miles per 1 hour
- Level 2 – Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE) — Types of Charging Apps (EVObsession)
- Level 3: DC Fast Chargers
- SAE Combo
- Level 4: Tesla Supercharger
Level 3 & 4 Charging Compatibility and Time to 80% Charge — Comparison of 27 models (EVObsession)