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Local chargers downtown Indianapolis

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by Vip, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Vip

    Vip Member

    Jul 11, 2013
    United States
    #1 Vip, Jan 26, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2016
    Headed to downtown Indianapolis this weekend. Was looking on plugshare for local chargers. I was amazed to find so many chargers. It appears most of them are owned by a company called blue-indy. They rent out electric cars and charge by the minute.
    I was wondering if anyone has information about how convenient it is to charge at their stations? Plugshare states it costs $20/year + $2/hour.
  2. BoldSharpe

    BoldSharpe Member

    Jan 3, 2015
    #2 BoldSharpe, Jan 27, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2016
    I was in Indy for the Big Ten Championship game in December and noticed the same thing when doing my research. I don't know where you're driving from but I decided to just park in a regular garage and use the SuperCharger network. For me, I needed to stop in Lafayette and charge anyway so I simply made sure I had enough juice to get back there on my return. No need to sign up for Blue-Indy and no need to pay. Plus, there's a Steak & Shake right there for a decent, quick meal. :)

    As you're probably aware, there's also a SuperCharger in Indy you can hit if you happen to put a lot of miles on the car while in the city.
  3. rabar10

    rabar10 Model 3 >> Focus Electric

    Dec 3, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    I live in Indianapolis and currently drive a Ford Focus Electric -- purchased the Blue-Indy $20/year charging plan a couple months ago but frankly haven't used it yet. Guess I need to go downtown more often -- that's where almost all of their parking spots and charge points are at this point.

    I'm hopeful that once their lot at the airport comes online, incoming travelers might use their point-to-point EV rentals in lieu of renting a car or doing taxis/Uber/Lyft.

    (sorry, not much direct help, just adding some context)
  4. GSP

    GSP Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Tesla destination charging at your hotel would be best, but there are none in downtown Indy yet. I suggest talking to the hotel manager about Tesla's destination charging program. They can get free HPWCs and J1772s from Tesla.

  5. DCGOO

    DCGOO Active Member

    Nov 24, 2015
    Indianapolis, IN
    Check your chargepoint card. Many many locations, a lot of them are free, such as at all the Kohls stores. Tesla 80 amp near their store at the keystone crossing mall. A chain of Amoco stations "Rickers" has CHAdeMO. The power utility has quite a number of stations $2.50 for unlimited amount of time. Charge for free at the zoo downtown (although you have to pay to park). ...and of course the Supercharger on the SE side. Indy is loaded with charging locations..

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