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Charge Your Electric Car Near La Crescenta

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 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?

Though there aren't any stations in La Crescenta now, that doens't mean there won't be in the near future.

Here is a list of local charging stations in nearby Pasadena, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy. Stations offer Level 1 (120 volts) and Level 2 (240 volts) charging.

  • City of Pasadena - Schoolhouse Garage
    33 E. Green St.
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    Phone: 626-744-7665
    Electric charging types: Level 1, Level 2

  • Caltech Building 124 - Wilson Parking Structure
    405 S. Wilson Ave.
    Pasadena, CA 91106
    Phone: 888-758-4389 626-395-5989
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • City of Pasadena - De Lacey Garage
    45 De Lacey Ave.
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    Phone: 626-744-7665
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • City of Pasadena - Los Robles Garage
    400 E. Green St.
    Pasadena, CA 91101
    Phone: 626-744-7665
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • City of Pasadena - Holly Street Garage
    150 E. Holly St.
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    Phone: 626-744-7665
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Alhambra Nissan
    726 E. Main St.
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    Phone: 626-289-6161
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Caltech Building 66 - Holliston Parking Structure
    370 S Holliston Ave
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    Phone: 888-758-4389 626-395-5989
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • City of Pasadena - Plaza Las Fuentes
    135 N. Los Robles Ave.
    Pasadena, CA 91101
    Phone: 626-744-7665
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • City of Pasadena - El Molino Lot
    100 N. El Molino Ave.
    Pasadena, CA 91101
    Phone: 626-744-7665
    Electric charging types: Level 2

  • Calstart
    48 S. Chester Ave.
    Pasadena, CA 91106
    Phone: 888-998-2546
    Electric charging types: Level 2
Joe Kroening February 11, 2013 at 07:06 PM
ALSO THE AMERICANA AT BRAND HAS A LARGE NUMBER OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING PARKING SPOTS ON THE SECOND LEVEL.

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