Wednesday, February 21, 2024

VDOT Rolls Out New Feature to Locate Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

VDOT’s new online feature helps drivers locate electric vehicle charging stations near them.(Courtesy of Flickr)
STATEWIDE — Today, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced the availability of a new feature on the 511 Virginia website and mobile app that helps drivers locate electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
“Since 2002, VDOT has provided a robust and innovative traveler information resource for the Commonwealth through the 511 Virginia program,” VDOT Chief of Maintenance and Operations Kevin Gregg said in a July 7 news release. “These upgrades are in keeping with current technology and the needs of the motoring public.”
The new EV charging station feature will assist drivers in locating a station to charge their electric vehicles when traveling in Virginia by enabling the “EV Charging Stations” layer within the mobile or web app.
Within this layer, the user will be able to filter the charging stations by the type of EV connector and charger type so locations relevant to the user are displayed on the map.
Motorists will have access to information for each station, including the station name, street address, phone number, EV connector types and EV charging network name. The location data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center.
To use this new feature and get real-time information about traffic, incidents and congestion on Virginia roads at or download VDOT’s free 511 Virginia app by clicking here.

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