Electric Vehicle Charging in Maine

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Considering an electric vehicle for your next car? With recent advances in battery technology and range, affordable lease options, and growing choice in make and models, electric vehicles are quickly becoming a viable option for drivers in Maine. Wondering where you can charge up? Here’s a list, current as of March 2014. Check back regularly for updates. There is also a smart phone app called PlugShare that will tell you where you can find chargers in Maine and elsewhere.

Southern Beaches

Beachmere Inn
62 Beachmere Place, Ogunquit
207.646.2021
One Level 2 charger

Kennebunk Inn
45 Main Street, Kennebunk
207.985.3351
One Level 1 charger (wall outlet) available for guests

Kennebunk/Kennebunkport/Arundel Chamber of Commerce (solar powered)
16 Water Street, Kennebunk
207.967.0857
One Level 1 charger open 24 hours daily

Kennebunk Light & Power (solar powered)
4 Factory Pasture Lane, Kennebunk
207.985.3311
One Level 1 charger open 24 hours daily

Nonantum Resort
95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport
207.967.4050
Two Tesla chargers (80 amps)

Marc Motors
1357 Main Street, Sanford
207.324.3454
One Level 2 charger available during business hours

Nissan of Saco
860 Portland Road, Saco
207.283.3999
One Level 2 charger available during business hours

Bill Dodge Nissan
852 Portland Road, Saco
855.578.7442
One Level 2 charger available during business hours (M-Sa)

Greater Portland & Southern Midcoast

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Horizon Solutions
32 Haigis Parkway, Scarborough
207.797.9466
One Level 1 charger

Prime Motor Cars
137 US Route One, Scarborough
207.510.2250
One Level 1 charger (wall outlet)

Berlin City Nissan
227 Maine Mall Road, South Portland
207.774.1429
One Level 2 charger available during business hours

Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks
200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland
207.871.8000
One Tesla charger for hotel guests

South Portland Recreation Center
21 Nelson Road, South Portland
207.767.7650
Two Level 2 chargers & One Level 3 charger

Fore Street Parking Garage
427 Fore Street, Portland
207.772.7738
One Level 3 charger

ReVision Energy (solar powered)
142 Presumpscot Street, Portland
207.221.6342
Two Level 2 chargers open 24 hours daily; Call ahead to check availability

TideSmart Global (solar powered)
380 U.S. Route One, Falmouth
207.828.4700
Level 2 charger open to the public M-F 9am-5pm

Comfort Suites Freeport
500 US Route One, Freeport
207.865.9300
One Level 1 charger (wall outlet)

Harraseeket Inn
162 Main Street, Freeport
207.865.9377
One Level 1 charger (wall outlet)

LL Bean
2 Morse Street, Freeport
Level 1 charger at “Reserved for Low Emission & Fuel Efficient Vehicles Only” parking spot

Durham Leisure Campground
24 Leisure Lane, Durham
Dryer outlet available 24/7 year-round

Pineland Farms Recreational Area
15 Farm View Road, New Gloucester
207.688.4539
One Level 1 charger (wall outlet) available 24/7

Bowdoin College
Cleaveland Street, Brunswick
One Level 2 charger

Lee Nissan of Topsham
107 Main Street, Topsham
207.837.6512
One Level 2 charger available during business hours

Lee Toyota
115 Main Street, Topsham
207.779.3358
Two Level 2 chargers available during business hours

Five Islands Lobster Co.
1447 Five Islands Road, Georgetown
207.371.2990
One Level 1 charger (wall outlet) available during business hours

Central & Western Maine

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The SunriseGuide Nissan Leaf!

Lee Nissan
793 Center Street, Auburn
207.783.2291
Two Level 2 chargers available during business hours

The Birches Campground
201 Norris Hill Road, Litchfield
207.268.4330
One Level 1 charger (wall outlet) available 24/7 for guests

Charlie’s Nissan
465 Western Avenue, Augusta
207.622.7327
One Level 2 charger available during business hours

Fairfield Inn
14 Anthony Avenue, Augusta
207.623.2200
One Level 1 charger

Maine Association of Building Efficiency Professionals
11 Columbia Street, Augusta
207.620.8214
One Level 2 charger available M-F 8am-5pm

Thomas College
180 West River Road, Waterville
One Level 1 charger

Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA)
Crosby Brook Road, Unity
207.568.4142
Two Level 2 chargers available during daylight hours

Darling’s Nissan
114 Sylvan Road, Bangor
207.941.1460
One Level 2 charger available during business hours

Dysart’s Truck Stop & Restaurant
530 Coldbrook Road, Hampden
207.942.4878
One Level 1 charger available 24/7

Mt. Abram Ski Area
308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood
207.875.5000
Two Level 2 charging stations located close to the main lodge; Charging times must be reserved ahead of time

Midcoast & Downeast

Pemaquid Point Campground
9 Pemaquid Point Campground Road, New Harbor
207.677.2267
Dryer outlet available 8am-6pm

Acadia Welcome Center
1201 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton
207.288.5103
One Level 1 charger available 24 hours daily

College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor
207.801.5690
One Level 2 charger available 8am-5pm daily; College vehicle has priority use overnight

 

Level 1, 2, and 3 Charging

The level of charge refers to the voltage provided by the charging station, and in turn affects the amount of time it takes to charge the battery. 

EV-ChargingStation_photo_1_WEBA level 1 charge uses a standard domestic power source of 110-120 voltz. With a level 1 source, a full charge can take 8-16 hours or more. However, since most charges will only require a partial charge, 5-10 hours is a more common estimate, perfect for overnight charges.

A level 2 charge uses 220-240 voltz and a full charge can take 4-6 hours. A general “top off” using a level 2 charge would likely take 1-2 hours. A level 3 charge uses 440 voltz and is capable of a full charge in 30 minutes.

 

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One Response to “Electric Vehicle Charging in Maine”

  1. Beau Diehl-Peirce August 5, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    I have a Leaf. I’ll be driving with friends next week to Bailey Island ME from our home in Amesbury, MA. Your list very useful! My husband has a family home in Hancock ME and wants to bring my Leaf there – so we are always looking to find charging stations on the way.
    I had to talk him into this car, our other is a VW van. Now he is totally hooked, as am I.
    Thanks very much for your information.

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