How to Find a Charging Station

How to Find a Charging Station

There are many ways to locate EV charging stations near you, whether you’re driving across country or taking a casual Sunday drive. Let’s explore four ways to find an EV charging station. 

GreenCar Partner Network

Our partner network includes 119 locations that provide free access to 260 charging stations across the U.S. with no strings attached – just cables. Show up at any location, highlighted on the map in green and yellow, to get free Level 1 and/or Level 2 charging. All other nationwide charging stations are highlighted in grey and available to the public. We’ve got everything you need to get charged up and on your way!

Free partner charging stations can be found in Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Montana, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.


PlugShare has a website and an app that provide EV charging station information across North America, Asia and Europe. It aggregates information regarding the EV charging networks, locations, charging fees, payment method, real-time information on usage and more. It provides information about all types of charging stations.

What is unique about PlugShare is that is user-sourced, meaning there is a community of active members who contribute and update the database. In addition to public stations, they also show residential stations shared within neighborhoods. 


ChargeHub provides similar information as PlugShare, with an app and a community. One unique feature: it lets you send a message to other users through its app. This allows users to coordinate charging station time and provides a way to share resources, if needed.

Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC)

Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) is a U.S. Department of Energy database that aggregates public charging stations from Level 1 through Level 3. They also provide similar information that lets you filter by charger types, EVSE networks and connectors through zip codes.