National Parks Leading the Charge in EV Accessibility

by | Feb 29, 2024 | 0 comments |

As the world shifts towards sustainable transportation, the allure of exploring America’s natural treasures in an electric vehicle (EV) continues to grow. Fortunately, many of our nation’s iconic national parks are embracing this transition by installing EV charging stations, making it easier than ever for eco-conscious adventurers to embark on unforgettable journeys.

With 132 EV chargers spread across 22 national parks nationwide, drivers can now traverse the country’s diverse landscapes with confidence, knowing that charging infrastructure awaits them at their destinations. From the majestic peaks of Yosemite to the sprawling wilderness of Yellowstone, here’s a closer look at some of the national parks leading the charge in EV accessibility:


  1. Zion National Park

   – Total charging stations: 4

   – Total chargers: 8

   – Charger type: Level 2

   – Chargers per 100K acres: 5.4

Zion National Park in Utah offers EV drivers a warm welcome with four charging stations conveniently located within the park. As one of the most visited parks in the country, Zion caters to eco-conscious travelers by providing charging options at Watchman Campground and the visitor center, ensuring that visitors can explore its breathtaking trails without worrying about their vehicle’s charge.


  1. Everglades National Park

   – Total charging stations: 4

   – Total chargers: 10

   – Charger types: 9 Level 2, 1 DC Fast

   – Chargers per 100K acres: 0.7

Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, boasts four charging stations spread across its vast expanse. With Level 2 chargers available at Shark Valley, Ernest F. Coe, and Guy Bradley visitor centers, EV drivers can recharge while immersing themselves in the park’s unique ecosystem and observing its diverse wildlife.


  1. Yosemite National Park

   – Total charging stations: 4

   – Total chargers: 12

   – Charger type: Level 2

   – Chargers per 100K acres: 1.6

Nestled in the heart of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite National Park offers EV drivers a wealth of charging options amidst its stunning natural beauty. With charging stations located in Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, and El Portal, visitors can embark on unforgettable hikes, soak in breathtaking vistas, and recharge their vehicles for the next leg of their journey.


  1. Grand Canyon National Park

   – Total charging stations: 5

   – Total chargers: 36

   – Charger type: Level 2

   – Chargers per 100K acres: 3.0

Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona welcomes EV drivers with open arms, boasting five charging stations equipped with a total of 36 chargers. While exploring the park’s awe-inspiring vistas and hiking trails, visitors can conveniently recharge their vehicles at Maswik Lodge or Yavapai Lodge, ensuring a seamless and eco-friendly adventure.


  1. Yellowstone National Park

   – Total charging stations: 6

   – Total chargers: 12

   – Charger type: Level 2

   – Chargers per 100K acres: 0.5

America’s first national park, Yellowstone, leads the charge in EV accessibility with six strategically placed charging stations. Whether marveling at the iconic Old Faithful geyser or exploring the park’s geothermal wonders, visitors can rest assured knowing that charging infrastructure is readily available to power their electric adventures.


As the demand for EV-friendly travel continues to rise, national parks play a vital role in promoting sustainable tourism and environmental stewardship. By investing in EV charging infrastructure, these cherished destinations pave the way for a greener and more accessible future, ensuring that generations to come can continue to experience the beauty of our natural world.

Click here to read the full article, originally published February 25, 2024, by Arizona’s Family.


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