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Charge Your Electric Car in Hermosa 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 two in Hermosa 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.

  • 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

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

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

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

  • South Bay Galleria
    1815 Hawthorne Blvd
    Redondo Beach, CA 90278
    Phone: 888-758-4389
    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

  • Walgreens
    2976 Sepulveda Blvd
    Torrance, CA 90505
    Phone: 888-758-4389
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Walgreens
    4142 Pacific Coast Hwy
    Torrance, CA 90505
    Phone: 888-758-4389
    Electric charging types: Level 2
Duke Noor February 12, 2013 at 12:03 AM
They set up these charging stations in MB a few years ago and I never saw a single car in them. Guess we're not quite ready to buy an expensive electric car like a Volt that gets a whopping 60 - 80 or so miles to a charge. BTW, the charging stations in MB have been removed.
Tom F. February 12, 2013 at 01:21 AM
I've seen a few Leafs (Leaves?) and Volts at the charging stations in front of Beckers, but the stations don't work for GEMs which use a simple electrical outlet. There are quite a few GEMs in town so it's sad that the stations aren't universal. Not only that but it's illegal to park there unless you're charging so GEMs can't park there even if they aren't using the City's electricity.
Tom F. February 12, 2013 at 01:25 AM
Also....if you spend $40,000 for a Volt are you going to park a block farther from your destination just to be able to plug into someone else's outlet? You might for the "Green Pride" value, but that wears off after a while.
Guy February 22, 2013 at 08:23 PM
I just saw my first Tesla charging up in front of Berckers Surfshop on Pier Ave. a few nights ago. Nice looking car. And it seems to be very much liked by most media outlets (that are not owned by Oil companies). At least CNN Money liked it. http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/01/autos/tesla-model-s-car-of-the-year/index.html?iid=EL
Liz Spear (Editor) February 25, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Hi Duke, I've seen a vehicle charging at the Walgreens in MB & isn't the station still there? I was just at the stores last week and thought I saw it still there.
Dency Nelson February 27, 2013 at 05:21 PM
A couple of clarifications: Manhattan Beach is just about to install 4 charging stations where they were before in the city's underground garage. And, in Hermosa Beach, even though there is no 110v available for GEMs at the 2 Pier Avenue charging locations, it is available at the city hall spots. You must be charging to park for free in all of these spots, but parking is free at ALL SILVER METERS in downtown Hermosa for Clean Fuel Vehicles with the White HOV lane sticker and for ALL fully electric vehicles for the length if time allowed by the meter. It's been that way since 2002!
Duke Noor February 28, 2013 at 07:19 PM
Hi Liz. The station that I saw removed was at Chase Bank, Manhattan Village Mall. I bank there a lot and never saw a car using it. But, that was a few years ago to be truthful.

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