It feels good to go green. Driving an EV like the Nissan LEAF®, and knowing that you are putting zero emissions into the air is definitely something to be proud of. But driving an EV can also take some getting used to, especially for those who don’t know much about charging. Fortunately for those who live near Santa Cruz Nissan in Santa Cruz, California, there are plenty of public charging locations across the city—even at Santa Cruz Nissan itself.
Drivers of electric vehicles should make websites such as www.plugshare.com one of their bookmarked pages. This site will pull up a map of any given area to show you where there are public charging stations, home charging stations, and will even indicate when a station is in use. For instance, if you pull up Santa Cruz on this map, you’ll see that there are plenty of EV charging stations across the city. There’s a high concentration of them downtown, and even some charging stations at the boardwalk and at the end of the Santa Cruz Wharf. With stations sprinkled around your home town, you’ll have no trouble charging your Nissan LEAF® on the go when it is needed.
If your destination is outside of Santa Cruz, similar tools can be used to find charging stations in that area too. However, you should look and plan ahead to make sure you choose the route that’s going to best match up with your schedule and let you stop for charges when needed. Otherwise, you may end up looking for the nearest charging station last minute which is always a stressful experience.
Driving an EV like the Nissan LEAF® doesn’t have to be stressful. Once you get into the swing of things, you’ll notice nothing but the benefits of switching to electric.