Electric Charging Station near Me

It’s a brave new world and electric vehicles are leading the charge. You may be wondering if getting behind the wheel of an EV is the right choice for you. To help make your decision easier, our team at LaFontaine Kia has provided a look into a common concern: “where can I find an electric charging station near me?”

Continue reading to find out more about how to easily charge on the go in and around Ann Arbor, Belleville, and Canton, Michigan, as well some other helpful charging information. Let’s dive in!

Charging On the Go

While most charging may be done at home, there are times, like a business trip or vacation, where you might need to get a charge while on the road. Luckily, there are over 41,000 available public charging stations nationwide, with more on the way. These stations can offer both Level 2 and High-Power DC Fast Charging options.

When it comes to finding a nearby charging stations, you have various options available to you. One of the most convenient ways is in the form of a specialized app, such as Kia Connect. You can access Kia Connect through your vehicle’s touchscreen display or through the Kia Access app on your smartphone, desktop, or tablet.

These apps, along with interactive online maps, allow you to plan your trip ahead of time around available charging stations. Alternatively, you can easily pull it up on the road if you find yourself in need of charge.

Kia EV Chargin Station app

Other Ways To Charge

As we mentioned, though some charging may be done on the road, the majority of your charging time will probably be spent at home. This is done through one of two at-home charging options. The first is a Level 1 charger, which comes standard with Kia electric vehicles. This can plug into any 120V standard outlet and is mainly used for long-term charging.

If you need more power for a quicker charge, an available Level 2 240V charger is what you need. These can plug into any 240V outlet, or may be part of a wallbox charger that must be professionally installed. On Kia vehicles, these can charge between 25-60 miles of range per hour, compared to the Level 1’s rate of 5-6 miles of range per hour.

Charge an Electric Vehicle near me

Types Of Plug-in Charging Vehicles

There are two main types of vehicles that require you to plug in to charge. The first are Plug-In Hybrid vehicles. They use a combination of a traditional gas-powered engine along with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery for a more efficient drive. Examples include the Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid and the Kia Sportage Plug-in Hybrid.

The second type of vehicle requiring charging is an all-electric vehicle. Unlike hybrids, these vehicles, as the title suggests, use solely an electric motor and battery for purely electric driving. Examples of these include the Kia Niro EV and the Kia EV6.

Kia EV6 plug in vehicle

Charge Ahead Today!

Now that you know more about finding an “electric charging station near me,” it’s time to try out an EV for yourself. Drivers in Ann Arbor, Belleville, and Canton, Michigan, can contact our team at LaFontaine Kia to schedule a test drive!

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