EV Charging 101

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EV Charging Stations in Bradenton, FL

Switching to a fully electric car can be a big adjustment, and it’s important to do your research to find the right electric vehicle for your lifestyle (thankfully, with our selection at Gettel Toyota of Bradenton , that will be easy to do). There are many benefits to driving EVs, but the most popular is no more stops at the gas station. But what does that mean for EV drivers? Where do you charge your car? Charging your electric vehicle is easier than you think. There are several different charging locations in Bradenton alone! To help, we covered all the EV charging basics below.

What is an EV Charging Station?

EV Charging Stations offer a safe and convenient way to power up your electric vehicle. To use most public EV Charging Stations, you’ll need to swipe your credit or debit card (unless it’s a free charging station) and plug in your EV cord. Many stations have helpful apps to monitor your charging progress and get notifications when it’s done.

EV Charging Stations are popping up all over Florida, making it easier than ever to keep your electric car charged up. For even more convenience, download an EV charging app to your smartphone. You’ll be able to track your charge activity, view a map of nearby charging stations and even schedule charge times. You won’t ever have to worry about running low on power!

EV Charging Options

Are you ready to make the switch to an electric vehicle? Before you take the plunge, it’s important to learn about the three ways to charge your EV: Level 1, Level 2 and DC Fast Charging.

Level 1 Charger

Level 1 chargers use common residential 120-volt AC outlets. These chargers can take about 40-50+ hours to charge an all-electric vehicle from zero percent to 80 percent.1

Level 2 Charger

Level 2 chargers are one of the most common types of EV chargers. These chargers can charge an all-electric vehicle up to 80 percent (at empty) in as low as four hours. 1

DC Fast Chargers

DC Fast Chargers, also referred to as Level 3 chargers, are only available at public charging stations due to their high power output. These types of chargers are able to charge electric vehicles up to 80 percent within one hour. 1

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Bradenton, FL

Bradenton has a number of public charging areas for EV owners. Popular charging station networks include: ChargePoint, Tesla and Non-network stations.

Bradenton has 43 public charging stations with 100 percent of them being Level 2 charging stations. Additionally 51 percent of those charging stations offer free charges for your EV.2

A few of the charging locations in Bradenton are:

  • Marina Park (1450 1st Avenue West, Bradenton, FL, 34205)
  • Culver’s (3515 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL, 34210)
  • City of Bradenton City Center (1000 1st Avenue West, Bradenton, FL, 34205)

If you’d like to see the charging stations near you, check out this link. You can enter your location and you’ll see the charging stations in your vicinity.

Electric cars have much to offer, and you’ll find that Toyota EV models are an ideal fit for any driver. Their impressive features, performance and range make them a pleasant change from the traditional gas-powered car. Interested in upgrading to an EV? Check out our selection of Toyota EVs today!

If you have any questions on EV charging stations or a new Toyota EV on our lot, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 6323 14th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207 . We look forward to serving our customers near Sarasota and Venice.

1Find more information on charging EVs at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s website here.

2For more information, visit Charge Hub.