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Charge Your Electric Car in Northridge

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 in Northridge—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.

  • Cal State Northridge - Lot B4
    18111 Nordhoff St.
    Northridge, CA 91330
    Phone: 818-677-1200
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Cal State Northridge - Lot G3
    18111 Nordhoff St.
    Northridge, CA 91325
    Phone: 888-758-4389
    Electric charging types: Level 2
  • Cal State Northridge - Lot G7
    18111 Nordhoff St.
    Northridge, CA 91330
    Phone: 818-677-1200
    Electric charging types: Level 1, Level 2

  • Cal State Northridge - Lot G9
    18111 Nordhoff St.
    Northridge, CA 91330
    Phone: 818-677-1200
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Northridge Metrolink Station
    8775 Wilbur Ave.
    Northridge, CA 91324
    Phone: 800-371-5465
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Northridge Fashion Center
    9301 Tampa Ave.
    Northridge, CA 91324
    Phone: 818-885-9700
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Granada Village Shopping Center
    10823 Zelzah Ave.
    Granada Hills, CA 91344
    Phone: 888-998-2546
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Attitudes Nail & Hair
    16913 Devonshire St.
    Granada Hills, CA 91344
    Phone: 888-998-2546
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Walgreens
    15316 Nordhoff St.
    North Hills, CA 91343
    Phone: 888-758-4389
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Chatsworth Metrolink Station
    10046 Old Depot Plaza Rd.
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
    Phone: 800-371-5465
    Electric charging types: Level 2

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