The City of Manhattan Beach has installed four Clipper Creek electric vehicle charging stations in the lower Civic Center parking garage. The stations can be found on the west side of the parking garage and are reserved for electric vehicle drivers for 2-hours at a time, while the vehicle is charging.
Due to increasing demand for electric vehicle charging, the four charging stations located in the lower Civic Center parking lot will be metered at $0.75 per hour and limited to two hours charging time in order to maximize the public’s opportunity to charge their electric vehicles. These meters will be enforced seven days per week, 24 hours per day.
The charging stations are the first public-use installations made available by the City (other charging stations are located at Walgreens and Manhattan Beach Toyota). The installation of these stations comes at no cost to the City, and was made possible through a grant from the California Energy Commission.
Thanks to funding from the Clean Transportation grant from AQMD's Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC), the City has also installed two additional public EV charging stations in Parking Lot 4 at the corner of Rosecrans Avenue and Highland Avenue. Similar to the charging stations at City Hall, these stations are available for use for 2-hours while the vehicle is charging.
The City looks forward to working with the MSRC to install more EV charging stations in the community as a means of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, and support emerging electric vehicle technology.
Are You EV Ready?
There are State and Federal incentives available to help you with your electric vehicle, and charging station, purchases. If you are ready to purchase your electric vehicle, make sure to review the necessary steps and permits required before you bring your new car home. The Charge Your Electric Vehicle at Home handout (PDF) will help get you started. You can also speak with a Home Fuel Advisor by calling Edison at (800) 4EV-INFO.
Information on EV incentives can be found on the California Center for Sustainable Energy and Plug-in America websites. Take a look at the highlighted incentives below, and make sure to visit Southern California Edison's Plug-In Electric Vehicles website for more information.
Electric Vehicle Incentive and Funding Opportunities
The following Federal and State incentive and funding opportunities for consumers and communities are available, including:
Federal Tax Credits
- $2,500 to $7,500 tax credit, depending on size of battery (4 kWh to 16 kWh), for electric-drive vehicles (EVs and PHEVs) sold after December 31, 2008. Tax credit program eligible for 200,000 units per carmaker
- Plug In America is working to renew and raise important tax credits for electric vehicle charging stations
- Rebates of up to $2,500 for pure battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
- Carpool lane access for pure battery electric vehicles and enhanced plug-in hybrids
Please direct questions to the City's Public Works Department at (310) 802-5313.