VDOT News - Statewide
July 7, 2021
511 VIRGINIA ROLLS OUT LOCATION INFORMATION FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS
Recent update to traveler information app helps drivers find compatible places to charge up
RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) today announced the availability of a new feature on the 511 Virginia website and mobile app that helps drivers locate electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
“Since 2002, VDOT has provided a robust and innovative traveler information resource for the Commonwealth through the 511 Virginia program,” said VDOT Chief of Maintenance and Operations Kevin Gregg. “These upgrades are in keeping with current technology and the needs of the motoring public.”
The new EV charging station feature will assist drivers in locating a station to charge their electric vehicles when traveling in Virginia by enabling the “EV Charging Stations” layer within the mobile or web app. Within this layer, the user will be able to filter the charging stations by the type of EV connector and charger type so locations relevant to the user are displayed on the map. Motorists will have access to information for each station, including the station name, street address, phone number, EV connector types and EV charging network name. The location data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center.
Test this new feature and get real-time information about traffic, incidents and congestion on Virginia roads at 511virginia.org or download VDOT’s free 511 Virginia app at https://www.virginiadot.org/travel/511.asp.
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.