What are the Best Electric Charging Stations Apps?

May 18th, 2023 by

There are many apps for electric vehicle drivers to locate and share information about EV charging stations. Some of the best apps include PlugShare, EVHotels, ChargeHub, and Chargeway. At Ray Catena Auto Group, we’re committed to helping you understand everything you need to know about how an LEV’s battery works.

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Luxury Electric Vehicle chargingWith more drivers switching to electric vehicles, many apps are hitting the app store to connect drivers with charging stations. Whether you’re a new or veteran electric vehicle driver, knowing the best charging apps can be a huge convenience. Knowing the best spots to charge in any area makes luxury electric vehicle ownership much easier. Some EV manufacturers, like Tesla, provide their own apps to help drivers connect with chargers. But for general charging apps, here are some of the most popular options for electric vehicle drivers.


PlugShare is among the most widely used charging station apps available. And with its comprehensive set of features, it’s easy to see why. PlugShare has you covered if all you want to do is locate charging stations around you. But that is only scratching the surface of this app’s available features.

Many participating public charging stations enable PlugShare users to pay for charging services through the app. In addition to that, PlugShare enables its users to leave reviews for their favorite charging stations and provides real-time updates on station availability.

One final feature that makes PlugShare very useful is its Trip Planner function. This allows users to map out their routes on extended trips based on the availability of public chargers.


Like PlugShare, ChargeHub has a feature that allows users to map out routes for longer road trips from a web browser. ChargeHub users can also upload photos and leave detailed reviews of charging stations, making for a very convenient community feature.

Another feature that makes ChargeHub a popular option is its real-time interactive map. When looking at the dashboard, users can see which chargers are available or in use in real-time. This can be very useful for drivers who don’t have time to search around for an available charging station.


EVHotels has more of a niche applicability for EV drivers, but it is still highly useful and quite popular. EVHotels, as the name indicates, is all about connecting users with EV-friendly hotels. This app is a must-have for any electric vehicle drivers who are planning multi-day trips.

With most major hotel brands joining the EV initiative by providing charging stations, EVHotels helps connect users with those hotels.

This app lets users plan their overnight stays by providing information about EV charging stations on the premises. It also provides “walkability” ratings for each hotel. A walkable area is greatly preferable when your car is being charged, after all.


Chargeway specializes in connecting electric vehicle drivers with charging stations that suit their specific needs. Color-coordinated icons help users differentiate between different charger connector types. This makes it easier to search charging stations based on your EV’s particular make or model.

Chargeway also provides detailed information and recommendations for charging speeds at each listed charging station. Again using color coordination, Chargeway differentiates between different charge levels (Level 1, 2, or DC Fast Charging) at stations.

Chargeway’s mission is to help users charge efficiently and effectively based on their particular needs.

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