Use the map below to find the nearest EV charging stations.
Where to find electric car charging stations near me?
If you’re not owning a home charging station yet and rely on the public network, you might ask yourself: where can I find EV chargers near me?
The number of charging stations is still limited, in some regions, charging stations are still an exotic exception in the landscape. Contrary to gas stations, we can’t find EV charging stations every few meters or kilometers. We can see real improvement and we can notice an expansion of charging points but infrastructures still need to improve accessibility for the general public. Indeed, in some areas away from big cities, it might be quite difficult to find a place to charge your electric vehicle.
Especially for users of electric vehicles with a small battery, the driving range is crucial and knowing the next charging station is important to plan the next trip.
But even if you have a sufficient electrical range you might want to know, where to find charging stations with a high power. With this map, you have the chance to take the charging time into account when planning your next trip.
We want to help you with this map.
If you consider buying an electric vehicle, we always recommend people to:
- Check where they can find the nearest chargers to their home before they buy an electric vehicle and to check how many EV stations are available in their surroundings.
- Check if electric car chargers are accessible on their itinerary. You might want to check in advance where you can find the closest EV chargers when you’re on the go.
- Check if you would have the chance to charge close at work or other desired destination (e.g. supermarket).
EV Charging Stations Map
The map above is powered by Open Charge Map and aims to help and allow electric vehicle owners to locate charging points near their home or on their journey. The map is updated regularly and the EV community can submit new charging points with other EV users. They can also report some issues with existing units.
To use it, please enter your location to search for nearby charging stations.
Many people consider the quality of the charging infrastructure and the market penetration of electric vehicles as a hen-egg problem. Meaning, that many people are held back from buying a car, because of the lack of charging stations and on the other hand, companies are holding back with building up a charging infrastructure because they consider the number of electric vehicles as too small. If you are insecure and doubt the number of charging stations in your region, maybe this map will help you make a decision on driving electric.
If you think about buying a home charging station and you are not sure about your requirements on the charging power for your home charger, this map might help you to get a feeling for the charging opportunities on your daily trips.