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Charge Your Electric Car in Manhattan Beach

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

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 L.A. 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 one in Manhattan 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.

  • Walgreens
    2400 N Sepulveda Blvd.
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    Phone: 888-758-4389
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Hermosa Beach - 301 Pier Ave
    301 Pier Ave.
    Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
    Phone: 888-458-4389
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Hermosa Beach - City Hall
    1315 Valley Dr.
    Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
    Phone: 888-458-4389
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Power Nissan of South Bay
    14610 Hindry Ave.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250
    Phone: 310-536-4000
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Walgreens
    331 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
    El Segundo, CA 90245
    Phone: 888-758-4389
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Marina Bike Rental
    505 N. Harbor Dr.
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    Phone: 888-998-2546
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Embassy Suites - Los Angeles International Airport South
    1440 E. Imperial Ave.
    El Segundo, CA 90245
    Phone: 888-998-2546
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • South Bay Galleria
    1815 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Redondo Beach, CA 90278
    Phone: 888-758-4389
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Walgreens
    535 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    Phone: 888-758-4389
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Lot 6
    1 World Way
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    Phone: 424-646-7275
    Electric charging types: Level 2
Jim Montgomery March 07, 2013 at 09:43 PM
So glad to see the charging infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles continuing to grow. I've been driving electric vehicles since 1992, haven't owned a gas car since 1994 and have driven over 250,000 gas free miles since ditching gas. My wife and I installed a solar PV system on our house in 2010 and now we are driving on sunshine, saving money and reducing our country's reliance on fossil fuels improving our national security and improving our health by reducing air, water and soil pollution. The only losers are Exxon Mobil, OPEC, and the rest of the Big Oil gang, but I'm not losing any sleep over it ;-) Check out this article for more details and consider going gas-free yourself, you'll be helping to improve the environment, your pocketbook and our nation's health and security. http://tbrnews.com/news/redondo_beach/redondo-resident-drives-on-sunshine/article_a8238966-5ad4-5a5a-ac29-e5fcf2e01f6f.html

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