Public Charging Map
Most EV drivers charge up at home overnight. If an employer has charging available that's another popular option. Public charging helps out when you are on longer trips or don't have access to charging at home. Vermont has about 350 public charging locations and more are on the way. We are fortunate to have the highest per capita rate of public charging availability in the United States, so odds are good there is a location near where you want to be. See our map and additional information below for details on finding and using public charging.
Level 1/2 Chargers
The map shows current locations of EV charging stations according to the US Dept of Energy's Alternative Fuel Station Locator. Please contact us if you are aware of a public charging site not shown on the map. Sites can take several weeks to appear after opening due to the verification process.
Most public charging locations require payment. Typically Level 2 charging will cost around $0.20/kWh and DC Fast Charging will cost $0.35-0.50/kWh. Fast charging is significantly more than most people would pay to charge at home, although some automakers include credits for fast charging with an EV sale. Our charging station map does not include pricing information, so EV drivers are encouraged to sign up for an account with the payment network operator and check their website or smartphone apps before visiting. Current EV charging networks active in Vermont or nearby include:
- Blink Network
- Electrify America
- EV Connect
- EV Match
- SemaCharge (transitioning to Blink in mid-2023)
- Shell Recharge
Network information will appear in the station details pop-up when clicking on the map below. Some charging stations that are close together on the map may be hard to distinguish, so we recommend zooming in to your destination to confirm the location and number of charging ports.
Tesla also has their own dedicated network of Supercharger fast charging and level 2 Destination Charging. Most of these Tesla locations are available only to Tesla owners, but a small number of Superchargers are equipped with SAE CCS plug adapters to allow non-Tesla drivers to access them through Tesla's smartphone app. Learn more about non-Tesla Supercharging at this Tesla support resource.
If you are traveling to Canada you will want to check out The Electric Circuit and Flo Network for charging on your journey. These networks also have smart phone apps that can be used to start a charging session if you do not have an access card with you.
Other Charging Maps
Plugshare is very popular source of information on charging stations, with users able to filter locations based on their vehicle model, provide feedback, and plan trips through the smartphone app and website. ChargePoint also has a smartphone application which can show real time availability of charging stations on their network. Errors and omissions may exist in any of these sources.
Our current map of charging does not include information on plug types available at specific locations. We strongly recommend using PlugShare to filter charging locations to only show plug types compatible with your vehicle and reviewing recent user check-ins before relying on a DC Fast Charging location.
EV drivers are always encouraged to plan ahead and know where alternative charging station options may exist in case there is an equipment problem or a station is in-use. Some EVs have built-in systems to help plan long distance travel and find backup charging locations in case of an outage. PlugShare and A Better Routeplanner also offer EV road trip planning aids.
Ready to charge in public? Here are some tips that help keep our public charging stations efficient, friendly, and accessible for all EV-drivers.
Future EV Charging Availability
Vermont has more public charging availability than many other states, but reaching the State's goals for EV adoption will require expanding our network. Fortunately the State already has a contract in place with Blink EV Charging to build out 11 additional DC fast charging locations in Enosburg, Fair Haven, Johnson, Ludlow, Newport, Randolph, Rutland, Springfield, South Hero, St Johnsbury, and Wilmington. Another contract with Norwich Technologies will add fast charging at six more locations in Alburgh, Bradford, Brighton, Hardwick, Vergennes and Waterbury. Many of these should be installed in 2022. Additional information on State funding support for EV charging is available on the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development's EV charging grant program resources. Adding charging at these 17 locations will mean travelers on Vermont roads will never be more than about 30 miles to a fast charging location.
The State is also working on a statewide EV charging plan to help guide future investments, including approximately $20 million in federal funding flowing to the State through the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. The Vermont Agency of Transportation's website has a resource on NEVI requirements and opportunities for public comment.