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New Fast Charging Stations Now Open Downtown  

Santa Monica partnered with EVgo to add 8 DC fast charging stations to Downtown Lot 29 (1654 5th Street). Stations are powered by 100% renewable electricity and the fees are set by EVgo. Six of the chargers are high powered 350 kW chargers, capable of delivering 180 miles in 15 minutes and two are 100 kW, capable of delivering 90 miles in 15 minutes. EV drivers do not need to pay for parking while charging at Lot 29. The City is working with EVgo to add additional fast chargers in City lots. (Press release here.)

Interested in Switching to an Electric Vehicle? 

Visit www.electricforall.org to compare models and review local incentives. 

Electric Vehicle Incentives:
Electrify Santa Monica Rebate - Now including EV Chargers for multi-family buildings and small businesses!

The City of Santa Monica has expanded the Electrify Santa Monica Rebate Program to include EV Chargers for both multi-unit dwellings (MUDs) and small businesses. The program offers rebates of up to $2,000 to offset EV charging station and installation costs (or $3,000 for eligible low-income applicants). Funding is limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Please find program details here.

 
SCE Clean Fuel Reward Program 

SCE is offering $1,000 if you purchased or leased your EV on or after January 1, 2019. You can still receive a $450 rebate if your purchased or leased your vehicle before 2019.

California Clean Fuel Reward

The California Air Resources Board is offering $1,500 off the purchase or lease of a new Battery Electric Vehicle or Plug-In Hybrid.  

EV Charger Installation Resources

A permit is required for all EV charger installations. Click here for instructions on how to apply.

EV Charger Infrastructure Funding Resources pdf 

Guide for Installing EV Charging (SCE)pdf  

EV Charging Guide for Property Owners, Managers, and HOAs (CA EV Collaborative)

EV Charging Guide for Property Owners, Managers, and HOAs (SCE)

Interested in Installing an EV Charger in your Apartment or Condo Building? 


The following companies provide a range of EV charging services and equipment, including installation, maintenance, and billing for multi-family properties:

    • ChargeLab
    • ChargePoint
    • EV Connect
    • EverCharge
    • PCS Energy
    • SemaConnect
    • SCE Charge Ready – SCE provides funded utility and customer-side of the meter distribution infrastructure upgrades, plus rebates for the purchase and installation of qualifying charging equipment. The SCE program is a good option for projects with at least (4) EV charging ports.

Note: These are not recommendations. Please out to the companies directly to find the right solution for your property. If you represent an EV charging provider or have a recommendation for additional providers to add to this list, please send them to environment@smgov.net


Public EV Charger User Fee and Overstay Charge

Effective July 1, 2020, an EV User Fee will be charged at all City-owned ChargePoint stations to help recover charging station operating costs. A rate of $0.30/kWh will be displayed on the station screen and will automatically be charged to the credit card associated with your ChargePoint account. In order to ensure turnover at stations, an Overstay Charge will also begin July 1, 2020. After a 10-minute grace period, a charge of $1.00/minute will start if vehicles exceed the posted time limit at ChargePoint stations. Older, non-networked charging stations will remain free to use at this time due to limitations in their technology.

Don't have a ChargePoint Account? Drivers can sign up for an account at ChargePoint website or pay by phone by calling the ChargePoint number posted on the stations. 

Public Charging Stations

 

View Santa Monica EV Charging Locations in a larger map

Charger Location Address Charge Ports
Lot 29 1654 5th Street 8 - DCFC
Main Library           601 Santa Monica Blvd.      10
Civic Solar Port Closed until July 2022  
Civic Parking Structure 333 Civic Center Drive 45
Memorial Park             1621 14th Street 2
Santa Monica Pier 200 Santa Monica Pier 4
Santa Monica Place  320 Broadway, level 1 6
11th & Montana 1101 Montana Ave 3
Virginia Ave. Park      2200 Virginia Ave (Pico Blvd. side) 2
Virginia Ave. Park 2200 Virginia Ave (Virginia Ave. side) 2
Santa Monica Airport 3223 Donald Douglas Loop South 5
Parking Structure 6 1431 2nd Street 30
Parking Structure 9 1136 4th Street 4
Lot 7      1217 Euclid Street 4
 
 
 

Clean Air Vehicle Decals - Priority Parking Rules

Properly displayed current Clean Air Vehicle decals & ZEV decals allow you to park at any on-street (curbside), metered parking space in Santa Monica without charge for the maximum amount of time allowed by that meter. Expired Clean Air decals (all but the first yellow stickers) are also allowed to park for free at metered spaces. 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. Please always look for any other restrictions. Clean Air Vehicle decals are issued by the state of California DMV. 

New Construction EV Charger Reach Code

In July 2020, local amendments (also known as a "Reach Code") to the 2019 CALGreen Building Standards took effect in Santa Monica. The revised code ensures that all new construction includes stronger EV charging requirements. Click here for details. 

 

Last updated: Tuesday, 08/10/2021

EV Action Plan

EVactionPlan 

We're working hard to expand and improve our charging infrastructure to help you drive clean. EV Action Plan ADOPTED 5MB pdf symbol  

 

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