Where Can I Charge My EV? I’m desperate with 10 miles to go…
One of the biggest fears associated with a fleet deployment of electric vehicles is what will happen when things do not go as planned. In other words, what if the unthinkable happens? What if my driver needs to charge while on the road? What’s more, what if my driver is far from familiar locations, facing a deadline?
The last thing you want your drivers asking is “Where can I charge my EV now?”
Hopefully most businesses will first do an EV suitability assesment prior to replacing vehicles. This will help them to understand if specific vehicles doing specific tasks are viable for replacement with an EV. If the normal use of a vehicle is within the range expectations of the EV replacing it, there should be no issues. But we all know, the unexpected can happen.
One of the greatest things about living in the 21st century is Crowd Sourced Open Data Initiatives. These are projects like Open Street Maps or Wikipedia, where individuals just like us contribute what they know to the greater community. This allows the project to amass a great deal of usable data and serve it back to the public on the web. In most cases, they will suggest users volunteer donations, rather than charging any user a fee.
ChargeHub.com is providing the solution to “Where can I charge My EV?” through their website.Â
When you visit the site you will find it easy to navigate. You are able to add the charging stations you have found or search the map for a charging station near your location. You can even check the map first, and plan your route based on the availability of charging stations along the way.Â