How to Find Free Charging Stations

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While more and more charging stations for hybrids and EVs are popping up across the country, many of them charge a fee to use. Sometimes fees are inevitable, but if they can, many Kansas City-area drivers prefer to skip the added fees and go straight to a free charging station. So, how do you find a free charging station near Shawnee Mission? It may take a bit of searching online or via apps, but the team at Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission has included some pointers below to assist you in your search. Read on to learn more!

How to Find Free Charging Stations – Where to Look

You can find free EV charging stations in Merriam with a quick Google search! If you live in the area, you can pick one of those and call it a day. Most, if not all of them, are free to use. If you’re traveling outside the city, though, you can try to find a free charging station at any of the following locations: 

  • National parks 
  • Colleges
  • Museums
  • Casinos
  • Parking Garages
  • Public beaches
  • Dealerships
  • Busy chain restaurants
  • Some police stations
  • Malls
  • Hotel chains
  • Shopping Plazas
  • Visitor centers near highways
  • Energy-focused businesses

Use an App to Find EV Charging Stations

Apps can be a great tool for EV owners to keep at the ready, especially if they’re traveling into unfamiliar territory outside of Overland Park. These apps make it easy to locate a charging station nearby, rather than searching online. Fortunately, there are several available apps that make finding a charging point easier and less stressful. Here are some of those apps:

Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission of Merriam is Here to Help

Are you thinking about switching from a gas-powered car to an EV? Continue your research about EVs right here on our website. In addition to finding free charging stations, we’ve covered topics like how to prepare your home for a new EV and the benefits of electric cars. If you have any questions about EVs, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (913) 305-3320. We look forward to helping you find the perfect EV for you!

 

 

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