EV Life | 3/10/2021

California Highways Are Ready for EV Road Trips


Colleen Jansen

Chief Marketing Officer

California Fast Charging Corridors

When travel begins again, EV drivers planning long-distance trips in California will have even more options for convenient places to charge their vehicles. With funding from the California Energy Commission and the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District, ChargePoint recently installed charging stations at 49 locations to serve highway travelers. Whether cruising up the Northern California coast through the redwoods, enjoying a mountain getaway in Tahoe or Yosemite, or heading to sunny desert landscapes in Southern California, these new stations have you covered.

Each location has DC fast charging to get EV drivers back on the road quickly, as well as Level 2 charging for cars without fast charge capability or for drivers staying longer to eat a meal or stay overnight. All of the locations are collaborations with businesses excited to support EV drivers and clean transportation.

The charging locations are listed below, with numbers corresponding to the map above.

EV Charging in Santa Rosa

Highway 101 from the Oregon Border to the Bay Area

  1. Smith River Lucky 7 Casino & Hotel: 350 North Indian Road
  2. Crescent City Best Western Plus Northwoods Inn: 655 US Highway 101 S
  3. Klamath Holiday Inn Express: 171 Klamath Blvd
  4. City of Arcata Parking Lot: 601 8th St
  5. Loleta Bear River Casino : 11 Bear Paws Way
  6. Garberville Benbow Inn: 445 Lake Benbow Dr
  7. Laytonville Larson Building: 45020 US-101
  8. Ukiah Burger King: 711 E Perkins St
  9. Cloverdale Furber Ranch Plaza: 1139 S. Cloverdale Blvd
  10. Santa Rosa Chevron (pictured above): 879 Hopper Ave

Bay Area to Sacramento Valley

  1. Fairfield Target: 2059 Cadenasso Dr
  2. Vacaville Nugget Market (pictured below): 130 Browns Valley Pkwy
  3. Dunnigan Chevron: 4040 County Road 89

EV Charging in Vacaville

Sacramento Valley to Lake Tahoe

  1. Auburn Holiday Inn: 120 Grass Valley Hwy
  2. Auburn Target: 2700 Bell Rd, Auburn, CA 95603
  3. Colfax Dine N Dash: 1516 S Canyon Way, Colfax, CA 95713
  4. Grass Valley BriarPatch Co: 290 Sierra College Dr
  5. Soda Springs Lucky's Travel Plaza: 90 Cisco Rd
  6. Truckee Railyard: 10152 Church St
  7. Placerville Hangtown Village Shopping Center: 1216 Broadway
  8. Pollock Pines Crystal View Station: 6529 Pony Express Trail
  9. Kyburz Strawberry Lodge: 17510 US-50
  10. South Lake Crossing at Tahoe Valley: 2012 Lake Tahoe Blvd

Yosemite via Highway 120 or Highway 41

  1. Tracy Target: 2800 Naglee Rd
  2. City of Oakdale Parking Lot: 200 North 3rd Ave
  3. Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum: 18990 CA-120
  4. Groveland Rush Creek Lodge: 34001 CA-120
  5. Oakhurst Old Mill Village: 40179 Enterprise Dr

Highway 152 from Santa Clara County to Central Valley

  1. Gilroy Chevron: 7110 Camino Arroyo
  2. Los Banos SaveMart: 1400 Mercey Springs Rd
  3. Chowchilla Shell: 105 Chowchilla Blvd

Central Valley

  1. Lodi Shell: 6437 W Banner St., Lodi, CA 95242
  2. Lodi Target: 2355 W Kettleman Ln, Lodi, CA 95242
  3. Fresno Macy's RiverPark: 35 E. Via La Plata
  4. City of Lemoore Parking Lot: 711 W Cinnamon Drive

High Desert and Surrounding Areas

  1. Mojave Denny's: 16262 Sierra Hwy
  2. Inyokern Brady's Market: 4467 US-395
  3. Palmdale Target: 39440 10th St West
  4. Bakersfield Countryside Market & Restaurants: 1631 Comanche Dr
  5. Tehachapi Denny's: 9000 Magellan Dr
  6. Santa Clarita Kohl's: 19307 Golden Valley Rd

EV Charging in Barstow

Interstate 15 to Las Vegas

  1. Victorville Motel 6 & 154 Diner: 16868 Stoddard Wells Road
  2. Barstow Love's Travel Stop (pictured above): 2974 Lenwood Rd
  3. Yermo Eddie's World: 36017 Calico Blvd
  4. Baker Grewal Travel Center: 72922 Baker Blvd

Interstate 10 from SoCal to Arizona Border

  1. Beaumont Kohl's: 1479 E 2nd St
  2. Palm Desert Kohl's: 34940 Monterey Ave
  3. Indio Chiriaco Summit: 62450 Chiriaco Rd
  4. Blythe Denny's: 876 W Donlon St

These charging locations complement another California Energy Commission–funded project we completed last year, which opened up Interstate 5 for long-distance electric travel with 16 charging locations from Southern California to the Oregon border.

Looking for highway charging options in other states? ChargePoint is working on that too, with efforts underway to build sites in Maine, Colorado, Florida and more.

No matter where you're going when you're ready to travel again, you can always find charging spots across the United States and beyond in our app (and see spots in your car's display, with Apple CarPlay).

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