EV Charging 101


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EV Charging Stations in Sarasota, FL

Whether you want to reduce your carbon footprint or say goodbye to the gas pump altogether, we’re here to help. At Gettel Nissan, we make it easy and stress-free for you to switch to a new EV. This includes helping drivers know how and where to charge their EVs. Public charging stations are available in many places, making charging your car while traveling easy. And with home charging solutions available, you can conveniently power up your vehicle from your garage.

Our team is always available to answer any EV questions, but to help you get started, we’ve created a guide on EV charging. Learn more below!

What is an EV Charging Station?

There are user-friendly EV charging stations available all around Sarasota and the surrounding cities. These stations make it easy for drivers to charge their electric vehicles on the go, and for even more convenience, drivers may also choose to install an EV charger at their homes. While there are free public charging stations available, most require payment with either a debit or credit card. To make charging your EV even easier, you can download an EV charging app on your smartphone. An app can help you locate the closest charging station, reserve a spot and sometimes even manage payments.

Charging Options

There are three EV charging options you can choose from: Level 1, Level 2 and DC Fast Charging. To help you decide which option is best for you, we’ll explain the differences between each one in more detail below.

Level 1 Charger

A Level 1 charger utilizes a residential 120-volt AC outlet, which supplies a lower voltage than other available options. Charging your vehicle with a Level 1 charger can take up to 40 hours or more to reach 80 percent.1

Level 2 Charger

A Level 2 charger provides a much faster charging option. With these chargers, you can charge your car from zero to 80 percent in four to 10 hours. 1

DC Fast Chargers

DC Fast Chargers, often referred to as Level 3 chargers, are the fastest and most powerful charging option available. These chargers can quickly charge a battery from zero to 80 percent in a little as 20 minutes. 1

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Sarasota, FL

With an abundance of charging options in Sarasota and access to networks such as ChargePoint, Tesla and non-network stations, you can be sure your car will stay well-charged when on the go.

In Sarasota, FL, there are 192 Level 2 and Level 3 public charging stations. 80 percent of these offer Level 2 charging and 70 percent of the charging stations are free to use.2

A few of the charging stations in Sarasota can be found in the following locations:

  • City of Sarasota – Marina Jack’s Bayfront Park
  • State Street Sarasota Parking Garage
  • Florida Power & Light – EVolution – The Landings Plaza

Visit the ChargeHub website to see a map of the charging stations near you. All you need to do is enter your address.

Hurry to Gettel Nissan and shop our incredible selection of Nissan EVs today. Our knowledgeable team is ready to help you find the perfect model for your needs.

If you have additional questions about EV charging stations or a new Nissan EV on our lot, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 3530 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34239. We look forward to serving our customers near Venice, Port Charlotte and Bradenton.

1Find more information on charging EVs at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s website here.

2For more information, visit Charge Hub.