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Electric Vehicles in Santa Monica

Electric Vehicle charging helps reduce emissions and clean the air. We're working hard to expand and improve our charging infrastructure to help you drive clean.  The Electric Vehicle Action Plan is a big step forward for the community.  


Existing Stations Location Description      Total Ports Available
1658 Main Street Civic Solar Port 12
333 Civic Center Drive Civic Parking Structure 14
200 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica Pier 4
395 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica Place/Parking Structure 7 6
1101 Montana Ave 11th & Montana 2
2200 Virginia Ave (Pico Blvd side) Virginia Avenue Park 3
2200 Virginia Ave (Virginia Ave. side) Virginia Avenue Park 2
3223 Donald Douglas Loop South Santa Monica Airport 2
1431 2nd Street Parking Structure 6 8
1431 2nd Street Parking Structure 6 22

Pending Stations Location Description Total Ports Available Status
2501 Nielson Way Parking Lot 11 2 Completed
2901 Nielson Way Parking Lot 9 4 Installed, pending activation
1217 Euclid Street Parking Lot 7 4 In design
1146 16th Street Parking Lot 8 2 In design
1136 4th Street Parking Structure 9 4 In design
1125 3rd Street Parking Structure 10 4 In design
601 Santa Monica Blvd. Main Library 12 In design
5th & Santa Monica  5th Street Lot 2 In design
2701 Barnard Way Beach Lot 5 South 24 Pending Council Action
333 Civic Center Drive
Civic Center Parking Structure
(Roof - City Fleet Charging Only)
31 Pending Council Action

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EV Parking - Green
EV Parking - ZEV

Priority Parking Rules:

WHITE and GREEN clean air decals are currently valid through January 1, 2019. White, green and ZEV decals allow you to park in any on-street, metered parking space in Santa Monica without charge for the maximum amount of time allowed by that meter.  In other words, if you’re at a 2-hour meter, you can park there free for 2 hours—but beyond that, you’re subject to ticketing for overstaying your welcome. Clean Air Vehicle decals are issued by the state.


Are You Plug-in Ready?

The electrical utility serving Santa Monica, Southern California Edison, has a library of resources to help consumers Get Ready to Plug-In.
The prevailing wisdom from pundits in the "green media" is that California will play a leading role ushering in widespread adoption of electric cars in the United States and abroad. So for all early-adopters and those in the vanguard of the environmentally responsible, this is a great time to lead by example.
Last updated: Thursday, 11/16/2017

Breeze Bike Share


Breeze Bike Share is the easiest way to connect to work, play, shopping and friends.


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