Electric Vehicle Charging on the Road

Charging Networks

Check out these networks and apps before you hit the road so you’re prepared on where to charge.

Greenlots® helps you search and find EV charging locations across multiple networks. You can also check your vehicle’s real-time charging status, easily make payments and view your charging history all through their smartphone app. For more information, visit their website https://greenlots.com/.

EVgo® offers DC fast charging on the road. Their large network has more than 1,050 fast chargers in 66 metropolitan areas. The DC fast charger can charge an EV in 30 to 60 minutes depending on the car model and charge needed. For more information visit their website https://www.evgo.com/.

Electrify America® offers DC fast charging, Level 1 and Level 2 public EV charging. Pricing information is displayed on the charging stations themselves. An EV charging session will include: $1.00 session fee + per minute charging cost + idle fee of $0.40/minute (if applicable). Introductory charging costs are also possible. For more information visit their website https://www.electrifyamerica.com/.

Find a Charging Station

PlugShare® helps you locate EV charging stations in your area. Duke Energy does not endorse PlugShare. 

Tips for Charging on the Road

When planning a road trip or charging around town, be sure to follow these tips to maximize your vehicle’s charge and increase the life span of your vehicle’s battery.

  • Always carry a backup standard Level 1 charger

  • If your battery gets low, slow down. Faster speeds use more battery

  • Choose a fast charger

  • Ensure your apps are downloaded and working

  • Find several charging options around your charging location

  • Don’t let your range go below 15 miles (approximately)

  • Take advantage of HOV lanes that allow EVs 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Most EVs can charge on a standard 120-volt outlet, so you may be able to use an existing outlet. The charge from this outlet is relatively slow, up to 6 miles per hour, so you may consider installing a 240-volt Level 2 charging station, which can charge your vehicle up to six times faster. Read more about the steps for installing an EV charger
  • It all depends on the type of vehicle you own, your driving habits, how much energy is stored in the battery and what type of charging system you have in place. Visit our charging page to learn more.
  • Very likely, yes. There are more than 20,000 public charging stations across the country and that number is growing.* Visit our charging on the road page to learn more. 

    *Source: https://afdc.energy.gov/stations/#/find/nearest?fuel=ELEC&country=US
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