• A charging station also called an electric vehicle charging station, is a machine that supplies electric energy to charge plug-in electric vehicles. Some electric vehicles have onboard converters that plug into a standard electrical outlet or a higher voltage outlet. Others use custom charging stations. Northwood Middle School’s charging station is the Bosch Automotive EV810 Charging Station. The unit lets you choose between 12 - 32 amps of power, and can charge compatible EVs up 5 times faster than a standard 110V outlet.