LA has 1,834 Level 2 charging stations; ChargeHub shows you where they are

Aug 04, 2019

As of August 2019, 1,834 level 2 charging stations and 171 level 3 charging stations are installed within 10 miles of Los Angeles, and many more will follow. ChargeHub (chargehub.com) is one of the best ways to see where they are.

The ChargeHub Map shows you every public charging station around you, your workplace, and anywhere else you want to go. If you’re planning a long trip across California or to other states, ChargeHub’s ELECTRIC VEHICLE TRIP PLANNER finds all the EV charging stations along your route for you.

The ChargeHub app instantly shows you where the Level 1, Level 2 and DC Fast Stations are, and lets you know if they’re available or busy.

You can also use your in-car navigation system such as carwings or a mobile app for your iPhone and Android to find charging stations. The most-used apps are:

Plugshare

ChargePoint

AeroVironment

Blink

ChargePoint

EVgo

Greenlots

Opconnect

Semaconnect

Most locations will have a toll-free phone number posted on the equipment so you can call and get a guest charge with a credit card. For current pricing and subscription information, please contact the charging station vendors.

The main networks are Chargepoint and Blink. Chargepoint is the world’s largest EV charging network, with more than 99,100 places to charge worldwide. Setting up an account is easy (chargepoint.com). It’s free to sign up. Chargepoint will ask you for a credit card # and load $10.00 onto your account. You can then use the app on your mobile phone or the Chargepoint card that’s sent to you in the mail to swipe over any Chargepoint charger and begin charging your EV.

Non-Chargepoint locations: may charge by the time connected to the station, others may charge a flat fee per use, and others will offer monthly subscription services for unlimited use.

Charging fees are miniscule; $2 to $3 dollars for a full charge. Energy.gov says electricity costs generally average $0.11 per kilowatt-hour, so charging a 70-mile range battery that’s fully depleted will cost around $2.64 to reach a full charge.

Most locations will have a toll-free phone number posted on the equipment so you can call and get a guest charge with a credit card. For current pricing and subscription information, you can contact the charging station vendors.