While many U.S. states outrank Illinois in total installed public charging stations, the Chicago area ranks fifth in the total number of charging stations for cities. Like many leading cities for EV charging, 2019 was the best year for Chicago with the addition of 325 new charging stations, beating the previous best year of 303 in 2018.
Currently, as of March 2020, the Chicagoland area serves up 1,645 public charging stations with many different charging networks being represented, including Blink Charging Company, ChargePoint, Electrify America, EVgo, Tesla and others. A 110 charging stations in the Chicago area are free and 87 new charging stations have been added in the last 90 days.
Recently, shopping malls and grocery stores in Chicago have witnessed growth due to the addition of DC fast chargers from EVgo and Electrify America. Many network providers and carmakers see retail DC fast chargers as a big step toward increased EV sales and, of course, convenience for drivers. There are more than 260 DC fast charging stations in the Chicago metro area, 154 of which are Tesla Superchargers as of March 2020. The highest powered station in the Chicago area comes from Tesla’s Bolingbrook Supercharger, rated at 250 kW and using the company’s V3 supercharging technology.
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Charging Stats
1,736 Total Stations
101 Free Stations
81 New Stations (90 days)
302 Fast Chargers
49 CHAdeMO Plugs
92 CCS Plugs
1,075 J-1772 Plugs
Top Charging Networks in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin
ChargePoint 405 stations
Supercharger 200 stations
Volta 192 stations
Tesla Destination 157 stations
Grocery and Retail stores with EV Charging in the Chicago Metro area
Grocery and retail stores have evolved rapidly over the last 10 years and are now attracting customers for longer durations with cafe, pharmacy and dine-in options. The Chicago metro area has more than 1,085 EV charging stations associated with shopping and grocery stores as of March 2020. To view all stores in Chicago with EV charging stations, visit PlugShare.com and apply the “grocery” and “shopping” amenities filter, and the “payment requirement locations” option.
Below are the top-ranked grocery and retail store charging stations in the Chicago area:
Pricing for charging varies at grocery and retail locations, so be sure to check PlugShare.com for recent pricing and comments about charging health.
Hotels with EV Charging in San Jose
Are you looking for a hotel in the Chicago area with EV Charging Stations? There are 46 hotels with EV Charging Stations on PlugShare.com in Chicago and to view all hotels with charging options, apply the “lodging” filter under amenities and the “payment required locations” option. Also visit PlugShare’s EV Trip Planner if you are visiting the Chicago area.
Below are the top ranked hotels for electric vehicle charging stations, using our community-based PlugScore ratings system, below:
Looking for Public Parking in Chicago with EV Charging? PlugShare has more than 1,055 EV Charging Stations with EV parking, as of March 2020. These are the highest reviewed lots in the area with EV Parking:
Tesla installed some of its first commuter Superchargers — 72 kW stations — in Chicago to provide DC fast charging options for owners living in high-rise condominiums. Tesla has 154 Superchargers in Chicago, as well as 157 Tesla Destination Chargers. There are more than 1,4000 Tesla compatible charging stations in Chicago as of March 2020. If you’re looking to charge a Tesla S, 3, X, Y or Tesla Roadster in the Chicago area, follow these steps:
The easiest way to view all charging stations compatible with your vehicle in the Chicago area is to register for PlugShare.com and add the make and model of your electric vehicle to your profile. PlugShare will automatically tailor the map for charging connections compatible with your car. Here are some high level stats of charging stations by vehicle, as of March 2020. To register, click here.
1,440 Tesla Model 3 charging stations in the Chicago area
1,440 Tesla Model S charging stations in the Chicago area
1,440 Tesla Model X charging stations in the Chicago area
1,440 Tesla Model Y charging stations in the Chicago area
1,112 Nissan Leaf charging stations in the Chicago area
1,112 BMW i3 charging stations in the Chicago area
1,112 Chevrolet Bolt charging stations in the Chicago area
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