Charge Your Electric Car in Studio City

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 Several near Studio City—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.

  • Universal City Nissan
    3550 Cahuenga Blvd. W
    Los Angeles, CA 90068
    Phone: 818-769-8100
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Crystalwerks
    4940 Vineland Ave.
    North Hollywood, CA 91601
    Phone: 888-998-2546
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • AutoZone
    5160 Vineland Ave.
    North Hollywood, CA 91601
    Phone: 888-998-2546
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • City of Burbank - Lakeside Shopping Center
    327 N. Pass Ave.
    Burbank, CA 91505
    Phone: 888-758-4389
    Electric charging types: Level 1, Level 2

  • Chase Bank
    6400 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
    North Hollywood, CA 91602
    Phone: 888-998-2546
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • 9200 Sunset - Parking Garage
    9200 W. Sunset Blvd.
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
    Phone: 310-777-5000
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Ramada Plaza West Hollywood
    8585 Santa Monica Blvd.
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
    Phone: 888-998-2546
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Cherokee-Whitley Garage
    1718 N. Cherokee Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Phone: 323-957-9211
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Miller Nissan
    5425 Van Nuys Blvd.
    Van Nuys, CA 91401
    Phone: 818-787-8400
    Electric charging types: Level 2
Jeff February 12, 2013 at 03:59 PM
With all due respect to the author's good intentions of which I am grateful, a headline reading "Charge Your Electric Car in Studio City" should contain at least one station located in Studio City. I believe the LAPL in Studio City on Moorpark at Whitsett has a charging station. Other than that , the other stations you mentioned are in Burbank, Hollywood, North Hollywood , Van Nuys and West Hollywood. Hardly convenient unless your plan is to be in those areas. The most convenient one I believe, is located in the Westfield Mall Grounfd floor Parking structure (near the entrance where See's Candy is located) in Sherman Oaks on Riverside Drive. While you are shopping or eating you are charging . Other than that there seems to be a reluctance for parking lot owners and the City to install charging stations


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