5 quick ways to find the nearest electric car charging stations in India


The era of electric vehicles (EVs) has already arrived in India. We’ve seen major launches in the automotive industry ranging from electric scooters like the Ather 450X to electric cars like the Tata Nexon EV. This has resulted in an increasing demand for charging stations across the country. In this article, we’ll tell you how to easily find EV charging stations in India using your phone.

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Find the nearest electric vehicle charging stations in India

If you are using an Android phone, your device allows you to easily track and locate the nearest electric vehicle charging station. Make use of these simple apps to do the same.

Use the Google Maps app

You can use Google’s official Maps app to find and locate the nearest electric vehicle charging station in your area. Follow these simple steps to do the same through your Android device.

  • Open Google Play Store, search for the Google Maps app and install it.
  • Provide the necessary access rights for the app.
  • Tap the search bar at the top and search for the Electric Charging Stations.
  • Google Maps finds and highlights all EV charging stations around you on the map.
  • You can tap a station name to get more information about it.

Use the Tata Power EZ Charge app

Tata Power has launched its own app in India to easily find and locate the EV charging stations around you. With this app you can easily find, book and browse details about your past charging sessions. Follow these simple steps to find charging stations for your electric car with this app.

  • Open Google Play Store, search for Tata Power EZ Charge app and install it.
  • Open the app and tap the Sign Up button to register your profile in the app.
  • Give the necessary location access permissions to the app.
  • Set the name of your Electric Vehicle during registration and specify the charging type.
  • Once registration is complete, you will be redirected to the current location map with all nearby charging stations for recharging your vehicle.
  • Tap a name of an EV charging station to get more information about it. Here you can view the tariff plans that a particular charging station has to offer.
  • You can also customize your card based on the type of charging connector for your electric vehicle.
  • Charging costs depend on the power type, connector and power of these charging stations in their respective regions.

For example, a charging station in Delhi with a DC power of 25 kW – 30 kW ranges from about 100 to 130 for 15 minutes of charging. In Mumbai, a 15 kW DC charging station can cost about 68 to ₹75 for a 15-minute charge.

You can also find some free charging stations that don’t charge you for charging your EV.

Use ReCharge India App

The ReCharge app is another popular Android app curated and created by the electric car community of Delhi and Pune to help electric vehicle owners. This app makes it easy to find and identify nearby EV charging stations for your vehicle. Follow these simple steps to do the same.

  • Open Google Play Store app, search for ReCharge India app and install it.
  • Provide the necessary access rights.
  • Tap the Agree button to accept the app’s terms of use.
  • This app will keep updating new charging stations in the app in real time. If you see a popup for updating the app with the latest charging station, make sure to update it.
  • In the search bar at the top, type your city name/current location name and it will display the list of all registered charging stations in the search results.
  • Tap an EV charging station name in the list to get more information about it.
  • You can also give your valuable feedback to the charging stations with this app to help other electric vehicle commuters.
Use the PlugShare app

PlugShare is another free to use Android application that is popular for locating electric vehicle charging stations in your area. With this app you can quickly find nearby chargers, schedule estimates for driving and also set your own handy reminders for charging your vehicle. Follow these simple steps to find the perfect charging station for your electric vehicle with this app.

  • Open the Google Play Store app, search for the PlugShare app and install it.
  • Tap the Allow button to grant the necessary location access to the application.
  • You can also create your account in this app or browse the listed charging stations around you by skipping the sign up process. Tap the Skip button to go to the next page without logging in.
  • The app dashboard now shows all available charging stations around you at your current location.
  • Tap the Filter button to adapt the map to the type of charging connector of your electric vehicle. You can also filter the stations by your car manufacturer/model.
  • To find out about all the charging stations present in a particular place, tap the search bar and type the name of the city/location.
  • You can find more details about the EV charging station by tapping the station name in your chosen location.
  • Tap the Notifications button to be notified when the app approaches a charging station.
Use the ElectreeFi app

ElectreeFi is one of the largest smart charging networks in India with EV charging stations from multiple operators on its platform. With this app, you can easily find and identify the nearest EV charging station for your vehicle with just a few taps. Follow these simple steps to do the same with this app.

  • Open the Google Play Store and install the ElectreeFi app on your device.
  • Tap the Allow button to grant the necessary access rights to the app.
  • To use this app, you need to log in and create your account by providing your details. Tap the Register button to create your account in the ElectreeFI EV Community.
  • Once registered, it will start displaying all nearby EV charging stations at your current location.
  • You can also adapt these stations to the type of your electric vehicle. Tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner of the app screen and select Charging stations.
  • Set your electric vehicle type and station type to update the map according to your chosen preferences.
  • You can also use this app to find all charging stations in a certain district/city. To do this, tap on the Preferences option in the hamburger menu.
  • Type the name of the city/location and tap the submit button to get the details on the map.
  • To see more details about the charging station, such as charging rates or contact, tap the station name shown on the map.

That is it. You have found your desired EV charging station with the help of this app.

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So that’s a wrap for the 5 easy ways to find the nearest EV charging stations in India using an Android device. If this 2-minute reading helped you find a good charging station around you, hit the like button and share this article with your friends to help them charge their electric vehicles. As always, stay tuned for more informative articles like this one.

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