Change is inevitable. We watch for these changes and trends to best accommodate our customers & communities.
Being a strategic company, all our shops are EV ready.
Does this mean we will be installing EV charging stations at every shop? Not necessarily. Our current goal is to reduce range anxiety in our market area. What is range anxiety? Range anxiety is the stress an EV driver feels when traveling with a fully electric vehicle. It can be daunting to drive an EV when you are unsure of the distance between charging stations. This is where Stewart’s Shops can help!
Stewart’s Shops EV Plan
In terms of a 5 Year EV Plan, we will continue to strategically place EV charging stations at our shops. Many of our shops are in the perfect locations to reduce range anxiety. We have shops with chargers in remote locations like Keene, Potsdam, and Chestertown. There are also shops located in more urban areas like Clifton Park and shops right off the highway like Saratoga Springs and Clinton Corners. Click HERE to see our full list of charging stations.
What kind of charging stations do we offer at our shops?
At our EV accommodating shops we have either NYPA or Tesla charging stations, or both. It’s never a bad idea to check our EV Charging Station List in regards to the type of charger they have at their location. As of 2022, we have 11 shops with EV charging stations with goals of 10 more store placements over the next 2 years. You can find our EV charging stations at these locations: CLICK HERE.
What kind of chargers do we have at our shops?
All our chargers are Level 3 Direct Current Fast Chargers or DCFCs. What is a Level 3 DCFC? EV Chargers come in three main types: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.
- Level 1 charges the slowest and take about 24 hours for a full charge. These chargers are usually found in homes.
- Level 2 chargers take up to 8 hours to fully charge an EV. These are the most common chargers within the United States and can be found in a variety of locations.
- Level 3 chargers are referred to as DCFCs because they can charge an EV in about 30 minutes! Our shops are equipped with this type of charger. Stewart’s Shops makes your life easier.
NYPA and Tesla chargers are both DCFCs. NYPA is a universal charger while Tesla is not. As of right now, Tesla chargers only charge Tesla vehicles.
How long does it take to charge?
Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, on average EVs take about 20-30 minutes to get to full battery with a Level 3 charger. This is the perfect amount of time to sit in the shop booth, grab a coffee and quick bite to eat!
How much does it cost to charge?
Price to charge depends on many factors such as time of day, number of vehicles charging, and amount of charge you need. Stewart’s Shops does not directly set these rates.
Click HERE to view our EV Charging Station List. You can see where they are located and the type of Level 3 DCFC the shop has (Tesla/NYPA/Both).