How to Find Free Charging Stations

EV Charging Station with Chevy Models

Drivers in Oneida and Canastota have been flocking to the new Chevy electric lineup in droves. And while there are tons of benefits to buying an EV, many drivers wonder about the day to day EV experience – including how to find free charging stations around Chittenango. That’s where Sun Chevrolet comes in. Find out where you can typically find charging stations for free, and learn how to use technology to locate a free charging station anywhere you travel.

How to Find Free Charging Stations: Places to Look

As you travel through Utica and beyond, you’ll find a mix of electric charging stations. Some charge a fee, some don’t. So, where should you search if you don’t want to shell out the cash? You could run a quick search online, or you could look for public hotspots that attract a lot of foot traffic. Places like shopping centers and tourist attractions often have places to park and charge your EV, so you can let your battery top off while you enjoy your day.

If you find yourself in a new location with no idea where to look, here are a few common places to spot free charging stations:

  • National parks
  • Colleges
  • Museums
  • Casinos
  • Parking Garages
  • Public beaches
  • Dealerships
  • Busy chain restaurants
  • Some police stations
  • Malls
  • Hotel chains
  • Shopping Plazas
  • Visitor centers near highways
  • Energy-focused businesses

How to Find Free Charging Stations: Use an App

Let’s say you need to find a charging station, and you need it fast! If you have a Bolt EV or Bolt EUV, we recommend adding an EV app or two to your smartphone. These apps help you connect to charging stations that are nearby, so you’re never far away from a lifeline on the road. Here are some popular picks:

Discover Chevy EVs at Sun Chevrolet

Want to learn more about Chevy’s electric options? Continue your Chevy research with the team at Sun Chevrolet! Feel free to to contact us with your questions about EV ownership, like “Should I choose a hybrid or electric?” or “Are electric cars reliable?” And when you’re ready to get behind the wheel, visit us in Chittenango!


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