20 Aug 2014
70° Mostly Cloudy
Patch Instagram photo by myredondobeach
Patch Instagram photo by thehealthyyogini
Patch Instagram photo by southbaysurfsessions
Patch Instagram photo by southbaysurfsessions

Charge Your Electric Car in Redondo Beach

Need to charge your electric car? There are several stations nearby to keep you topped off for your eco-friendly commute.

Charge Your Electric Car in Redondo Beach

There's no doubt Californians love their cars. The Golden State accounts for almost 10 percent of all car sales in the country, The Wall Street Journal reported recently.

If you're in the market for an electric vehicle, you'll certainly have your pick. With its laws incentivizing car manufacturers to go green, California has driven the push for eco-friendly transportation. 

Electric vehicles can provide up to three times the power conversion compared to their gas-powered counterparts and boast an engine that operates more quietly and requires less maintenance, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. To top it off, buying an eco-friendly car can net you a federal tax credit of up to $7,500.

Though electric cars are more energy-efficient, you can still travel up to three times as far in some internal-combustion vehicles. Another thing to consider is electric car batteries are expensive to replace and can take up to eight hours to charge.

Several car manufacturers offer eco-friendly vehicles, including Chrysler, General Motors, Honda, Ford, Nissan, Tesla and Toyota.

Some manufacturers are establishing their own charging stations hoping to lure potential customers. Tesla has built a network of six solar-powered charging stations from Los Angeles to San Francisco, according to Car and Driver.

Whether you're looking to buy an electric car or you already own one, Los Angeles County is full of service stations—including several in Redondo Beach—that will keep you charged for your emissions-free commute.   

Sure, you can charge your car at home, but why do so at your own expense?

Here is a list of local charging stations, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy. Stations offer Level 1 (120 volts) and Level 2 (240 volts) charging.

                • Marina Bike Rental
                  505 N. Harbor Drive
                  South Redondo Beach
                  Phone: 888-998-2546
                  Electric charging types: Level 2
                • Hermosa Beach - Pier Avenue
                  301 Pier Ave.
                  Hermosa Beach
                  Phone: 888-458-4389
                  Electric charging types: Level 2

                • Hermosa Beach - City Hall
                  1315 Valley Drive
                  Hermosa Beach
                  Phone: 888-458-4389
                  Electric charging types: Level 2

                • Walgreens
                  535 S Pacific Coast Hwy
                  South Redondo Beach
                  Phone: 888-758-4389
                  Electric charging types: Level 2

                • Walgreens
                  2400 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
                  Manhattan Beach
                  Phone: 888-758-4389
                  Electric charging types: Level 2

                • South Bay Galleria
                  1815 Hawthorne Blvd.
                  North Redondo Beach
                  Phone: 888-758-4389
                  Electric charging types: Level 2

                • Power Nissan of South Bay
                  14610 Hindry Ave.
                  Hawthorne
                  Phone: 310-536-4000
                  Electric charging types: Level 2

                • Walgreens
                  331 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
                  El Segundo
                  Phone: 888-758-4389
                  Electric charging types: Level 2

                • Walgreens
                  2976 Sepulveda Blvd.
                  Torrance
                  Phone: 888-758-4389
                  Electric charging types: Level 2

                • Walgreens
                  4142 Pacific Coast Hwy.
                  Torrance
                  Phone: 888-758-4389
                  Electric charging types: Level 2

                              Share This Article