Electric vehicle (EV) drivers are usually well aware of their remaining range before they need to recharge. In fact, EV drivers are so familiar with their cars that AAA canceled the on-road charging assistance trial service after five years due to a lack of demand. In addition, 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 and do a number of other things.
But what if you just need a few extra miles of range to get to your destination? Or maybe you’re having a few minutes of downtime and wondering if it’s worth “recharging” your car battery from a public charger. If you find yourself in this situation, here’s what to expect from a short-lived public charging session.