Where are all the EV chargers in Maine?

The federal government is planning for a 500,000 network of EV chargers along major roads and highways. This includes I-95 and some major Maine roads. This week Tesla agreed to open 7500 of its fast chargers to other EV models. Since Tesla has over 17,700 fast chargers (250 kw), this addition brings equipment that can add up to 300 miles of range in as little as 15 minutes.

photo of Tesla EV chargers on Maine Turnike, Mainely EVs
Tesla Fast Chargers on I-95, Mainely EVs Original

You may have seen them already at the rest areas on Interstate 95 and at Hannaford supermarkets regionally. While most EV owners install a level 2 charger at home, it is important to be able to locate a recharge spot away from home.

EV Charger Locations Statewide

There are several ways to find EV chargers in Maine. Here are a few options:

  1. Use a mapping website or app such as PlugShare, ChargePoint, or Electrify America to search for EV chargers in Maine. These sites allow you to filter your search by location, type of charger, and other criteria.
  2. Check with your local utility company to see if they have a list of EV charging stations in your area.
  3. Visit the Maine Office of Tourism website, which has a list of EV charging stations throughout the state: https://visitmaine.com/travel-planning/getting-around/ev-charging-stations
  4. If you’re traveling on the Maine Turnpike (Interstate 95), there are multiple EV charging stations at service plazas along the way. You can find more information on the Maine Turnpike Authority’s website: https://www.maineturnpike.com/Driving-Services/Electric-Vehicle-Charging-Stations

I hope this helps you find an EV charger in Maine!

Maine Road Trip Ideas

Maine is a beautiful state with many scenic routes and destinations to explore. Here are a few road trip suggestions for you:

  1. Acadia National Park: Acadia is one of the most popular destinations in Maine and the U.S, for a good reason. The park is located on Mount Desert Island and offers stunning ocean views, mountain hikes, and a variety of outdoor activities. Take a scenic drive along the 27-mile Park Loop Road to see the park’s highlights, including Cadillac Mountain, Jordan Pond, and Sand Beach.
  2. Coastal Maine: Drive along the coast from Portland to Bar Harbor, and stop at charming seaside towns along the way. Visit lighthouses, walk along sandy beaches, and indulge in fresh seafood. Some recommended stops include Kennebunkport, Camden, and Rockland.
  3. Moosehead Lake: (There are two EV charging locations around Moosehead!) Head to Moosehead Lake, the largest lake in Maine, for a more rustic road trip. The lake is surrounded by forests and mountains, and you can go hiking, fishing, or canoeing. Just don’t take a scenic drive on the Golden Road, a private logging road without charging stations that winds through the North Maine Woods and offers amazing views of the forest and wildlife.
  4. Rangeley Lakes: Rangeley Lakes is a group of six interconnected lakes in western Maine. The region is known for its natural beauty and outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, and kayaking. Drive along Route 17 for stunning views of the lakes and mountains.
  5. Western Mountains: Explore Maine’s western mountains by driving along Route 26 from Bethel to Grafton Notch State Park. The route takes you through scenic towns, past lakes and waterfalls, and over mountain passes. Stop at the state park for a hike to see the beautiful Screw Auger Falls.

These are just a few of the many road trip options in Maine. We hope this gives you some ideas for your next adventure in the state!

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