Since the beginning of the second wave of electric vehicles in 2009, San Diego has been a prominent player with electric vehicle charging station infrastructure. Back in 2014, Nissan planted a flag for charging infrastructure in San Diego with the introduction of its No Charge to Charge program in the city. Currently, San Diego has 1,036 public EV charging stations.
As electric car technology and infrastructure matures, fast charging stations are being added in San Diego and the city has a total of 147 DC fast chargers, with 82 being Tesla Superchargers. The highest powered charging stations -- and corresponding quick charge times -- are from Electrify America, where their fast charging stations with CCS/SAE plugs reach 150 kW of power in San Diego.
San Diego Charging Stats
1,013 Total Stations
18 Free Stations
43 New Stations (90 days)
185 Fast Chargers
68 CHAdeMO Plugs
80 CCS Plugs
698 J-1772 Plugs
Top Charging Networks in San Diego
ChargePoint 293 stations
Blink 149 stations
Supercharger 98 stations
SemaConnect 67 stations
Grocery and Retail Stores with EV Charging in San Diego
Grocery and retail stores have evolved rapidly over the last 10 years and are now attracting customers for longer durations. Target offers more groceries and Whole Foods provides in-store dining, which pairs nicely with Level 2 charging. But a better fit is DC Fast charging. Electrify America and EVgo are installing more DC fast charging stations in San Diego and, specifically at WalMarts Target and Whole Foods stores. San Diego has 112 EV charging stations at grocery and shopping malls, at least 43 of which are DC Fast charging. Visit PlugShare.com and apply the grocery and shopping filters, along with payment requirement locations to find stations.
Below are some top-rated grocery stores with electric vehicle charging stations in San Diego:
Pricing for charging varies at grocery and retail locations, so be sure to check PlugShare.com for recent pricing and comments about charging health.
Hotels with EV Charging in San Diego
Looking for charging stations and hotel options in San Diego? There are 50 hotels with EV Charging Stations on PlugShare. To view all hotels with EV charging stations, visit PlugShare.com. Once there, apply the lodging and payment requirement locations amenities filter. Also visit PlugShare’s EV Trip Planner if you are planning a vacation with stops in San Diego. The San Diego area offers many attractions: SeaWorld, Mission Bay, San Diego Padres baseball and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
Below are some of the top-rated hotels with electric vehicle charging stations in San Diego:
Looking for Public Parking in San Diego with EV Charging? PlugShare has 797 stations with EV parking. To view all the public parking lots in San Diego, visit PlugShare.com and click on the EV Parking and Payment Required Locations filter. Below are highly ranked EV parking lots in San Diego:
When you think of long-distance travel via electric vehicles, many automatically think Tesla. For years, drivers have relied on Tesla Superchargers and San Diego is home to 82 Tesla Superchargers, along with 45 Tesla Destination charging stations. There are a total of 71 charging stations that can charge a Tesla, which includes J1722 stations and even NEMA 14-50 outlets. If you are looking to charge a Tesla S, 3, X, Y or Tesla Roadster in San Diego, follow these steps:
If you’re traveling to San Diego in a Tesla, be sure to check out our Tesla Trip Planner to locate hotels and possible restaurant destinations while using a Tesla charging station. Below are some of the top reviewed hotels in San Diego with Tesla charging stations:
There are many grocery and shopping parking lots that cater to Tesla drivers and provide charging options in the San Diego area. Below are top-rated charging options at retail and grocery stores in San Diego:
The easiest way to view all charging stations compatible with your vehicle is to register on PlugShare and add the make and model of your electric vehicle to your profile. PlugShare will automatically tailor the map for charging connections compatible with your car. Here are some high level stats of charging stations by vehicle. To register, click here.
907 Tesla Model 3 charging stations in San Diego
907 Tesla Model S charging stations in San Diego
907 Tesla Model X charging stations in San Diego
907 Tesla Model Y charging stations in San Diego
754 Nissan Leaf charging stations in San Diego
812 BMW i3 charging stations in San Diego
812 Chevrolet Bolt charging stations in San Diego
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