Is ‘Charging Station Anxiety’ Worrying You About Driving Electric?

screenshot of Oregon charger map on Plugshare shows where public charging stations are located in Oregon, and throughout the U.S.

One of the questions customers most frequently ask when considering an electric vehicle (EV) is ‘…where do I charge??’

Studies have shown 80% of EV charging is done at home, as nearly all of today’s EVs come with a charging cord that plugs into any standard electric outlet. Some EV drivers have an electrician install a Level 2 charging station for faster charging (using the same type of outlet clothes dryers use—220V) but some EV drivers find their Level 1 charging cord is enough for their needs.

Taking trips miles from home is important too, and the answer to ‘where do I charge?’ is easily found online at Plugshare is a website that maps virtually all of the publicly-accessible charging stations in the U.S., and provides comprehensive detail on each station, including whether or not the station is in use, and amenities nearby. Plugshare is also available as a free app for smart phones. Central Lincoln is supporting regional efforts to expand chaging infrastructure, and as part of the remodel of our Florence facility, we are installing two Level 2 EV charging stations for customers to use.