Silicon Valley is the birthplace of Tesla and home to Apple, Google, and many other technology companies. So it’s no surprise electric vehicle ownership is strong in San Jose. As of March 2020, the city has approximately 605 public charging stations, 15 are free, and 10 new stations have been added in the last 90 days.
The city has a total of 132 DC Fast Chargers and 90 of these stations are Tesla Superchargers. While Tesla is located in nearby Fremont, San Jose doesn’t have a V3 Supercharger station — capable of 250 kW — but does offer EVgo and Electrify America DC fast charging stations and V2 Superchargers from Tesla. The Bank of America at 155 Bernal Rd. in San Jose and the Princeton Plaza Mall have the highest powered charging stations in San Jose with 150 kW coming from these units.
San Jose Charging Stats
989 Total Stations
13 Free Stations
133 New Stations (90 days)
201 Fast Chargers
30 CHAdeMO Plugs
53 CCS Plugs
689 J-1772 Plugs
Top Charging Networks in San Jose
ChargePoint 308 stations
Supercharger 148 stations
Tesla Destination 46 stations
Webasto 38 stations
Grocery and Retail stores with EV Charging in the San Jose area
Grocery and retail stores have evolved rapidly over the last ten years and are now attracting customers for longer durations with cafe, pharmacy and dine-in options. San Jose has more than 20 grocery and retail stores in the city limits and has more than 400 EV charging stations associated with those two entities. To view stores in San Jose with EV charging stations, visit PlugShare.com and apply the “grocery” and “shopping” filters, along with the “payment requirement locations” option.
Below are the top-ranked grocery and retail stores with charging stations in San Jose:
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 Jose
Are you searching for a hotel in San Jose with EV charging stations? There are 11 hotels with EV charging stations on PlugShare.com and to view these hotels, apply the “lodging” and “payment required locations” filters. Also visit PlugShare’s EV Trip Planner if you are traveling to the San Jose area.
Below are some of the top-ranked hotels for electric vehicle charging stations, using our community-based PlugScore ratings system, below:
Looking for public parking in San Jose with EV charging stations? EV public parking in the city offers Level 2 and DC fast charging options, which usually require payment. Be sure to check user comments for individual stations, as policies change frequently. Below are some of the top-rated charging options in San Jose for EV Parking:
San Jose has 90 Tesla Superchargers, as well as 46 Tesla Destination chargers and more than 530 compatible charging stations — also includes Level 2 — that can charge a Tesla in the city. If you’re looking to charge a Tesla Model S, 3, X, Y or Tesla Roadster, download the PlugShare App to find all the compatible chargers in San Jose:
If you’re traveling to San Jose in a Tesla, visit our Tesla Trip Planner to find hotels with Tesla Destination charging stations. These are five hotels with Tesla Destination Charging stations in San Jose:
The easiest way to view all charging stations compatible with your vehicle in San Jose is to register at PlugShare.com 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 as of March 2020. To register, click here.
537 Tesla Model 3 charging stations in San Jose
537 Tesla Model S charging stations in San Jose
537 Tesla Model X charging stations in San Jose
537 Tesla Model Y charging stations in San Jose
417 Nissan Leaf charging stations in San Jose
4328 BMW i3 charging stations in San Jose
432 Chevrolet Bolt charging stations in San Jose
List of Top Locations
Walmart Locations in San Jose with EV Charging Stations