How to charge an electric car
July 21, 2021
2021 Nissan LEAF
Charging an electric car is a simple process that requires minimal equipment. Whether you’re charging at home with your electric vehicle’s (EV) standard charging cable or at a public charging station, charging your EV is as easy as plugging in and powering up, then hitting the road. []
Charging an EV at public charging stations
Charging an electric vehicle at a public charging station is as convenient as charging at home. Most public charging stations simply require you to swipe a credit card to get started. Some stations will recommend you download a mobile app and create an account to begin the charging process. []
After you follow the steps on your mobile app or swipe your credit card at the charging station, you simply plug the station’s charging cable into the appropriate charging port behind your EV’s charge port door. Once your EV is charged, return the cable to its designated spot for the next user.
While most public charging stations accommodate multiple charging ports, it’s important to note that your EV’s make and model will determine what type of connector it requires.
Where are public charging stations?
Public charging stations can be found at many different places, including convenient placements at grocery stores, gyms, movie theatres, shopping centers, and more. []
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