Electric vehicle (EV) drivers are usually aware of their remaining range before they need to recharge. In fact, EV drivers are so attuned to their cars that AAA suspended its trial curbside charging assistance service after five years due to lack of demand. Additionally, many EV drivers plan their route based on the location of a convenient public charging station where they can fully charge their car’s battery while doing a variety of other things.
But what if you just need a few extra miles of range to reach your destination? Or maybe you have a few minutes of downtime and are wondering if it’s worth “charging” your car’s battery at a public charger. If you find yourself in this situation, here’s what you can expect from a short-term public charging session.