Find a place to fast charge your electric vehicle in 25 minutes or less with the socalfast station map.
Select a yellow location marker to view station details. Click the frame icon in the upper right to expand the map and search for fast charge stations in your neighborhood. Watch as brand new stations come online across the Southern California region. We're coming to a site near you!
Southern California is the global leader in plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) infrastructure. Every month, new public charging stations come online where you can plug-in your PEV.
To keep residents up-to-date with the region’s rapidly expanding DC fast charge (DCFC) network, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has developed socalfast: your guide to Southern California’s electric vehicle fast chargers.
Visit us at socalfast to find fast charge stations in your neighborhood, stay on top of the latest plug-in technologies, and discover the environmental, health, and economic benefits of driving a PEV.
What is DC fast charger technology?
DC fast charge stations enable rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging in 25 minutes or less. Plug-in on your way to work, during a quick trip to the store, or while grabbing a bite next door. The fast chargers in the socalfast network are supported by two types of connectors: the CHAdeMO and the SAE Combo.
Is my vehicle compatible with DC fast chargers?
The charging capabilities of PEVs vary greatly, and not all models are capable of using fast chargers. The PEVs that come standard with fast charge capabilities include the BMW i3, Kia Soul EV, Volkswagen e-Golf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and the Tesla Model S (with a Tesla adaptor). Additional models include fast charge capability as an option, including the Chevy Spark EV and Nissan LEAF.
Is there a DC fast charger in my community?
To find out if there is a public DC fast charger in your community, check out the socalfast station map. You can also visit PlugShare.com or download the PlugShare mobile app for a map of DC fast chargers nationwide and real-time data on station availability.
How much will I pay to charge my car?
Most DC fast chargers accept payment via EVgo, which offers multiple charging plans to meet drivers’ needs. Frequent chargers can sign up for an ‘On-The-Go’ plan that charges 10 cents per minute and includes a monthly fee of $14.95 to cover infrastructure development and maintenance. If you are a less frequent charger, you can opt into the ‘Flex’ plan to access DC fast charging for $4.95 per session plus 20 cents per minute. Visit nrgevgo.com to join the EVgo network and request your charging card.
How do I operate a DC fast charger?
Use your EVgo card to activate the charger. Once your card has been authorized, follow the instructions on the DC fast charger’s LCD touch screen display interface. You can easily program start/stop timing on the screen and then connect the safe, easy-to-use docking connector to your vehicle’s fast port to begin charging.
What is a PEV?
A plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) is a general term for any car that runs at least partially on battery power and is recharged from the electricity grid. There are two different types of PEVs to choose from - pure battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
What are the benefits of driving a PEV?
PEVs deliver all the features and safety of a regular gasoline car with additional benefits. With lower fuel costs (electricity vs. gasoline) and lower maintenance costs, PEVs cost less to own over their lifetimes than comparable gasoline vehicles. PEVs also benefit our environment and public health. Reducing dependency on gasoline improves air quality in local communities and cuts down on harmful greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
How is a PEV charged?
Many PEV drivers plug-in their vehicle at home, overnight. A number of workplaces and public sites also offer PEV charging stations. These range from Level 1 stations (120-volt) and Level 2 stations (240-volt) to DC fast chargers. Each station varies in the time it takes to charge from empty to full, ranging from 14 hours (Level 1) to 25 minutes or less (DC fast chargers).
Are there any incentives for purchasing a PEV?
Yes. There are incentives at the federal, state and local levels for PEVs. A federal tax credit of up to $7500 is available, with the amount of your credit depending on how big the battery in your electric car is. In California, the state’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project offers rebates of up to $2500 for the purchase of the cleanest new plug-in vehicles. PEVs also make you eligible to drive solo in the carpool lane and enjoy special parking privileges. Follow the links below to find out more about incentive programs:
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Palm Desert City Hall
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Palm Springs Visitors Center
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