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Taking your EV on a road trip soon? It might seem complicated initially, but charging your electric vehicle along your route should be easy enough to plan. If you are looking for information about charging an electric car at Cracker Barrel, all of the specs are below.

It won’t take long to charge an electric car at a Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel announced way back in 2011 that it would be adding electric vehicle chargers to its restaurants and stores. Even 10 years ago, EVgo and Cracker Barrel were able to provide DC Fast Chargers capable of adding 30 miles of charge in 10 minutes. A Level 2 charger could add 25 miles of range for every hour the EV stayed plugged in.

“With the DC Fast charger, Cracker Barrel guests will essentially be able to fill up in about the same time it takes to order and eat a meal.”

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The length of time you spend charging an electric car at a Cracker Barrel depends on how quickly your EV accepts charge and how fast the charger works. For the most part, drivers will spend less than 30 minutes charging at a Cracker Barrel.

Cracker Barrel wants you to charge your electric car and get back on the road

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These days, Cracker Barrel restaurants around the country are equipped with various chargers. The most common chargers are CHAdeMO, Tesla, CCS/SAE, and J-1772. If you need a less common charger, it is a good idea to check it ahead of time. EVgo stations at Cracker Barrel have 14.4 kW chargers up to 50 kW. Using the PlugShare map, you can find a Cracker Barrel along your route and check on pricing, available chargers, and other info ahead of time.

Cracker Barrel mentioned that these chargers are meant for a quick stop and to get back on the road. After 30 minutes of charging, your electric vehicle should be charged and ready to go.

If you have an EVgo monthly subscription, it will cost less to get a charge. Using the EVgo app allows you to monitor the charge and get other information about the session while enjoying your meal.

The cheapest way to charge your EV is with the EVgo subscription

Most electric vehicle drivers have some type of subscription for EV charging. EVgo is a popular charging brand with plenty of conveniently located chargers, including some at Cracker Barrel. Without a subscription, buyers will pay $0.30 per minute with a $0.99 or $1.99 session fee. EVgo Members pay $4.99 upfront with no session fee; then it is $0.27 per minute after that. EVgo Plus members pay $6.99 per month and $0.24 per minute of charging.

The best way to know the cost of charging an electric car at a Cracker Barrel is to check the location before you go. Pull up the PlugShare map, find your local Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, and check the pricing. Here is more information on the cost to charge an electric vehicle at a public charging station.


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