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Charge Your Electric Car in Malibu

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 Malibu—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.

  • Malibu Civic Center
    23525 Civic Center Way
    Malibu, CA 90265
    Phone: 310-456-2489
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Malibu Country Mart
    3835 Cross Creek Rd.
    Malibu, CA 90265
    Phone: 310-456-7300
    Electric charging types: Level 2
Marshall Thompson February 11, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Plus, the EV charging station at Malibu Country Mart - next to Howdy's - is FREE!
mtnmama March 05, 2013 at 06:05 AM
The chargers by the library are also free. The article omits the most energy and cost efficient 4-door plug-in electric on the market: the Mitsubishi miev. GM has only the Volt and Chrysler has no plug-in vehicles. Honda's plug-in is only available as a lease.
John Mazza April 24, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Suzanne Maxx who heads World Team Now was primarily responsible for getting the free chargers. She has arranged for a free solar charging shelter for the one on civic center way but so far the city has not gone along with it.


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