How to Start a Charge on a ChargePoint Station


Charging your electric vehicle (EV) at any public ChargePoint station is easy and convenient. By creating a free ChargePoint account, you can find charging stations everywhere you go and start charging your EV right away. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be on your way!


Tap your ChargePoint card or your phone (you must be signed in to the mobile app) on the ChargePoint station to start a charge. This will unlock the charging connector so you can remove it from the charging station. You can also tap the orange “Start Charge” button in the station details page in the mobile app.

Push the button on the connector to lift it out of the holster on the station.
Plug the connector into your EV to start charging. Check your EV’s indicator to make sure you are charging (often there are lights on the dashboard to show this).
Check your EV’s charging indicator to make sure you're charging. On most EVs there is a light on the dashboard that indicates this.

Relax and go about your day. You can track your charging in the app if you want. We’ll send you a notification when your car is done charging (if you've enabled notifications).

When you get back to your car, tap your card or phone and return the connector to the station. After your charging session is over, we’ll send you an email with more information about that session.
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