How do I charge my EV?

While every vehicle and charger are slightly different, the basic steps remain the same. 

  • Unlock the charging station with the correct app, RFID card, or code. Some stations will not require this step. 
  • If the charging station offers multiple plug types, find the one that will fit your vehicle.
  • Insert plug into the receiver on your vehicle. You may need to open the charging port door first.
  • Make sure your vehicle accepts the charge. Usually there is a green light or message on the dashboard or display that will confirm this. 
  • Remove the plug and place it back on the charger when you are ready to leave or you have reached a full charge.
  • For an example of charging with a ChargePoint brand station, click here.

Note that some charging stations are available to use for a fee, and others are available to use at no cost. This setup will often influence the required steps to start a charge.

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1. What’s the deal with EV chargers around the Richins Building and Kimball Junction Transit Center?
2. What are the different types of EV chargers, in general?
3. How long does it take to get a full charge on most EVs?
4. Are there enough chargers in the community to charge my electric vehicle?
5. Why does Summit County own and operate EV chargers?
6. Do I have to pay to use County owned EV charging stations?
7. Why do I have to pay to use the County-owned fast chargers?
8. How do I charge my EV?
9. What should I do if my vehicle is not charging?