ChargeBud, brought to you by Consumers Energy, provides an easy-to-use interface to find the location and details of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations across the U.S.

* Find charging stations via an easy to read map with an accompanying legend
* Use your current location or search for a specified location to find near-by charging stations
* Filter charging stations based on their Charging Level (i.e. 120V AC (Level 1), 240V AC (Level 2)
and 200V-450V DC (Fast Charge))
* Select a charging station to view detail information including address, phone number, and other
additional information.
* Get directions to a selected charging station

Data provided by the OpenChargeMap project (

What's New

Version 2.0

This release fixes some minor issues and updated for the latest iOS version (10) and introduces a new design.

Ratings and Reviews

Simple and effective


Looks like Consumers got it right with this app. Very simple to use with the filtering and searching for charging stations.
Works best with newer phones and the new version has your location and doesn't start you in Africa!

Keeping it simple


The Consumers Energy Facebook page advertised this app, so I decided to check it out. It definitely does what it says - displays charging stations on a map. Very simple and easy to use. I did find it interesting that it defaulted to Africa when I started the app up, but a simple click on the current location button and it took me to Michigan where I could see all of the charging stations in the state. Nice work Consumers. Now I just need to get an electric vehicle.

Better than nothing


The app always opens up off the coast of Africa--WHY? It should locate me, this is not available. Should also allow me to give updates on locations of charging stations. Example-- some are located in the parking lots of huge malls, would be nice to be able to locate at least the nearest store or north, south side of mall in the description. At least it gets me close. This app could be much better, hopefully in future updates it will be. Like I said, it's better than nothing when I'm looking for a place to plug in my car.


Consumers Energy Company
4.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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