Nissan LEAF Q&A
HOW DO YOU FIND CHARGING STATIONS ON THE GO?
THE BUILT-IN GPS SYSTEM,
though I do not use public stations very often as my driving needs do not require them.
I USE THE NAVI SYSTEM TO SEE WHERE THEY ARE WHEN DRIVING.
When I am at work or home I get on to ChargePoint or use PlugShare on my phone.
PLUGSHARE AND CHARGEPOINT APPS.
I've gone through a lot of different apps, and it seems like PlugShare has it more together than most of the other ones. I also like that I can more easily keep the station details up-to-date with PlugShare. I just wish other people in my area were helping keep them up-to-date. ChargePoint is still useful too because most stations here are on the ChargePoint network, and the app lets you see more details and control the stations.
IF I'M GOING TO VENTURE IN A NEW DIRECTION I CAREFULLY PLAN MY TRIP FROM HOME AHEAD OF TIME USING THE PLUGSHARE WEBSITE.
I use the smartphone apps to confirm station availability in real time, at least for the networked ones.
I USUALLY HAVE ALREADY INVESTIGATED THE OPTIONS BEFORE GOING SOMEWHERE
but I prefer PlugShare simply because it's user based. I have yet to use a private plug but I love the concept.
CHARGEPOINT MOST OF THE TIME.
WE FIND THAT PLUGSHARE IS THE BEST SOURCE
since it is not brand specific. We use the phone app. Sometimes we use the database in the car.
The CARWINGS® smartphone app connects your phone to your LEAF®, letting you remotely charge, monitor your range, and activate your climate controls from the comfort of your home. [*]
PLUGSHARE AND BLINK APPS.
Mostly PlugShare because users update the QC status reliably and quickly.
Direct Current Quick Charger
EV Term Direct Current Quick Chargers (DCQC) are capable of charging a vehicle to 80% within 30 minutes.
PLUGSHARE IS GREAT.
While driving, the dash is best and safest.
Recargo is a community app that lets you find nearby electric vehicle charging stations, plan trips, share photos, and keep up with EV news.
CarStations is a free app uses Google Maps to help users locate EV charging stations.
IPHONE APPS, CHARGEPOINT, PLUGSHARE.
Also LEAF navigation system knew about some stations not listed on Plugshare. I've been actively updating PlugShare in my area with new sites as I find them.