Websites and Phone Apps to locate EV charging stations
|Charge Map Link
||Description (updated March 18, 2012) All maps use Google interactive user maps except U.S. DOE.
||PlugShare seems to be the most up-to-date tracking mechanism for charge stations at the moment. Search by address or zip code in the search box, or just start your search on the map. Offers ability to upload info on new stations. User updatable location information. Offers the ability to upload information on privately owned residential charge stations that are available for sharing (thus the name). Filter charging locations by residential or public charging stations, in addition to sorts by J1772, Tesla, and 120-volt. Home, Public, and DC fast charge stations are represented by different icons. iPhone and Android apps available.
||Search by zip code or address or just navigate using the map. Currently not as up-to-date as PlugShare. Offers ability to upload info on new stations. User updatable location information. Filter charging locations by: Connector type – ie: J1772, NEMA5 (120V), NEMA 1450 (240V), Tesla, Avcon, DC Quick Charge, SPI, LPI, Other. Also filter by equipment brand/affiliation – ie: Coulomb/ChargePoint, Blink/Ecotality, GE Wattstation, etc. iPhone and Android apps available.
|U. S. Department of Energy
||Not as easy to navigate, but comprehensive info provided. Color coded map of United States shows charge station density by state. Click on any state for a list of station locations by city name in alphabetical order within the state. “Details” link offers facility name and phone number, street address, access times, type of charging equipment, number of charge stations, network affiliation and date last confirmed. Map link offers a link to a Google map with locations noted with a small gray triangle. Triangle link gives detailed info also (same as that found by clicking “detail” link). No user updatable info on current equipment functionality. No mobile apps available.
|EV Charger Maps
||Woefully out of date, but we are leaving it here in hopes that it may improve over time. Floating dialog box allows selection of location by address or zip code. Also found via EV Charger News website. As of 3/18/2012 poor representation of known charge facilities showing no J1772 charge locations. Filter by SPI, LPI, AVC, TSL, DCQ, J1772, OC. No mobile apps available.
||Shows only those charge stations supported by Ecotality’s EV Project and part of the Blink Network. Shows locations, units available, in use, and offline. Offers Googles “Get Directions” capability. Filter by Level 2, DC Fast Charger, Available, In Use, Offline. iPhone and Android apps available.
||Shows only those charge stations supported by ChargePoint Network. Info available: facility name, address, connection type, availability, access (unrestricted or restricted) and price. Filter by Level 1, Level 2, DC Fast charge, Available, In use, Future/Unavailable. iPhone, Android and Blackberry apps available.