EV Life | April 14th, 2017

Our App Is Your Earth Day Adventure Guide

Our App Is Your Earth Day Adventure Guide

ChargePoint drivers have already prevented more than 76 million kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions. Transportation accounts for over a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., and driving electric is a great way to reduce emissions and keep our parks green. For Earth Day, we encourage you to explore the earth by using our mobile app as your guide. We'll help you find charging stations near a park of your choice so you can charge up your EV while you explore on foot or on a park shuttle (ideally electric!).

Use the links below to help you find different destinations around the U.S. and Canada. Don’t see where you want to go on our list? Check out our map or mobile app to find places to charge near your dream destination—and don’t forget that our app shows non-ChargePoint chargers, expanding your options even more.

Most-Visited National Parks

It may surprise you to learn that there are places to charge near all of the top 5 most-visited National Parks according to National Geographic. Here’s a quick guide to where you can charge up while you get your park on.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Photo by Billy Hathorn 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Known for its beautiful smoky fog, this Tennessee park has chargers in the visitor center as well as ChargePoint stations in nearby Sevierville. Don’t just drive through, take a hike to enjoy the beauty to its fullest.

Charge here

Grand Canyon National Park
Photo by Michael Quinn

Grand Canyon National Park

Arizona's mile-deep Grand Canyon, with its 200-million-year-old rocks, is the only one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World located in the U.S. There are J1772 connectors available at the Holiday Inn Express in nearby Williams.

Yosemite National Park
Photo by Roger Ward

Yosemite National Park

Mountain lions and foxes and bears… oh my! Look for wildlife during any one of dozens of fantastic hikes that start from the Yosemite Valley floor. The park’s spectacular waterfalls will be at their best this year after California’s historic rains. Charge up at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly known as the Ahwahnee) using a Level 1 or Tesla charger, or amp up to Level 2 at the Yosemite Village Store.

Rocky Mountain National Park
Photo by Billy Hathorn

Rocky Mountain National Park

Level 2 chargers in Estes Park, Colorado, will keep you charged up to experience multiple types of climates, from wetlands to alpine tundra, at Rocky Mountain National Park. You could get a glimpse of bighorn sheep and maybe even a moose.

Zion National Park
Photo by Alex Proimos

Zion National Park

The Zion National Park Lodge in Springdale, Utah, offers Level 2 charging for EV drivers who are keeping the park green. Enjoy the gorgeous Emerald Pools nearby or explore the park’s famous sandstone cliffs. You won’t be the first to check out this park in your EV.

 

Other Parks to Explore

Not ready to go national? There are many other parks around the country where you can charge your EV and recharge your soul with a little dose of nature. Here are a few:

 

Mount Shasta Wilderness

Dunsmuir, CA

Get a quick charge at Yaks on the 5 on your way to or from dozens of breathtaking hikes near Mount Shasta in Northern California.

Charge here

 

Vancouver Island

Victoria, BC

Canada's Vancouver Island has something for everyone: high tea at the Butchart Gardens, wine tasting in the Cowichan Valley, 30+ miles of trails at Juan de Fuca Provincial Park and the chance to explore Shawnigan Wharf Park while you charge.

Charge here

 

Orcas Island

Northwest Washington State

Swimming with orcas may not be in the cards. But you can certainly spot them from a whale-watching tour on Orcas Island, or just relax and enjoy hiking and biking around the island while you charge.

Charge here

 

Seaside

Seaside, OR

Kayak, surf, hike, bike, birdwatch or even tour art galleries in this fun beach town. Dogs and EVs are welcome at Ruby’s Roadside Grill, where you can conveniently charge up in Seaside.

Charge here

 

St. Petersburg Beach

St. Petersburg, FL

Charge up at the Don Cesar Hotel while you work on your tan in St. Pete’s.

Charge here


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