Using the TripTik Travel Planner on AAA.com, or the TripTik mobile app for smartphones, EV drivers can locate more than 2,000 public chargers across the US.
As the Year of the Electric Car proceeds, every week brings another sign that EVs are entering the mainstream of motoring. Back in the early 1900s, the American Automobile Association (AAA) issued paper maps that included the locations of “filling stations,” which in those days were rare enough that drivers of the newfangled gasoline-powered motor cars suffered from range anxiety when planning a long trip. A century later, AAA offers digital mapping tools, which now include the locations of EV charging points.
Using the TripTik Travel Planner on AAA.com, or the TripTik mobile app for smartphones, EV drivers can locate more than 2,000 public chargers across the US, including independent stations and those that are part of a network. Data is supplied by the DOE. Clicking on a green plug icon shows the station address, hours, charging levels and, where available, a telephone number that users can dial to check station availability status.
“From the original strip maps used for road travel to the comprehensive array of print, online and mobile travel planning tools offered today, AAA has been providing motorists with relevant and accurate travel information for more than a century,” said AAA’s Bill Wood. “The addition of electric vehicle charging station locations to our digital mapping tools reinforces AAA’s commitment to providing members the information they need in formats they want.”