Charge It Up in Southwest Illinois

Trekking across the Midwest in your electric car and suddenly the recharge light starts blinking? Get re-energized at one of southwest Illinois’ charging stations. Whether you drive an electric Tesla, Chevrolet, Nissan, Toyota, Ford, Volkswagen, BMW, or Kia, travel assured that you’ll have a station nearby to put the zip back in your car for a worry-free road trip!

EV Charging Stations in Southwest Illinois

Most charging stations are open 24 hours and near shopping, lodging, and restaurants. The typical street charger can bring your car to a full charge in 1-3 hours but some rapid-charge stations can bring your vehicle to 80 percent charge in 30 minutes to an hour!

In a region at the crossroads of the Great River Road, the Mother Road of Route 66, The National Road, and the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, there’s miles of green adventure that await!

Local EV Charging Stations

1. ChargePoint Charging Station, SIU School of Dental Medicine Campus, 1719 Annex St., Alton, IL Open 24 hours

2. Tesla Destination Charger, Best Western Premier Hotel, 3559 College Ave., Alton, IL Open 24 hours

3. Electric Vehicle Charging Station, National Great Rivers Research & Education Center, 1 Confluence Way, Alton, IL Open 24 hours

4. Electric Charging Station, Alton City Hall, 101 E. 3rd St., Alton, IL Open 24 hours

5. Electric Vehicle Charging Station, AutoCenters Nissan, 1825 E. Edwardsville Rd., Wood River, IL Open 24 hours

6. Greenlot Station ID 63046, across from Madison County Transit Station, 120 Hillsboro Ave., Edwardsville, IL Open 24 hours

7. ChargePoint Charging Station, Near Taqueria Z and Queen's Cuisine Tea Room, 101 E. Park St., Edwardsville, IL Open 24 hours

8. EVlink Charging Station, Edwardsville Township Community Park, 6368 Center Grove Rd., Edwardsville, IL Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

9. ChargePoint Charging Station, Anderson Surgery Center, 3403 Anderson Healthcare Dr., Edwardsville, IL Open 24 hours

10. ChargePoint Charging Station, Anderson Hospital, 6800 Illinois Route 162, Maryville, IL Open 24 hours

11. ChargePoint Charging Station, Southwestern Illinois College Campus, 4950 Maryville Rd., Granite City, IL Open 24 hours

12. ChargePoint Charging Station, 1000-1080 Niedringhaus Ave., Granite City, IL Open 24 hours

13. Electrify America Charging Station, Walmart, 1040 Collinsville Crossing Blvd., Collinsville, IL Open 24 hours

14. Tesla Supercharger Station, Casey's Gas Station, 217 N. Bluff Rd., Collinsville, IL Open 24 hours

15. ChargePoint Charging Station, Holiday Inn Express, 2011 Formosa Rd., Troy, IL Open 24 hours

16. Electric Charging Station, MJM Electric Cooperative, 18300 Shipman Rd., Carlinville, IL Open 24 hours

17. Electric Charging Station, Lewis & Clark Community College Campus, 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey, IL Open 24 hours

18. Tesla Supercharger Station, Near City Center, 101 S. Jefferson Lot D., Jerseyville, IL Open 24 hours

19. Argosy Casino Charging Stations, 1 Piasa St., Alton, IL Open 24 hours. Three stations available in the front parking lot.

20. Nameoki Commons Charging Station, 3401 Nameoki Rd., Granite City.

About the Author

Kayla Howland

Kayla Howland is a local writer and artist who lives in Alton, IL with her Cairn Terrier, Ripley. She enjoys fiction and non-fiction writing, graphic design, painting, drawing and photography. Kayla is a graduate of Southwestern High School and Lewis & Clark Community College. She has worked doing freelance graphic design, photography and commissioned paintings since 2012.