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Charge Your Electric Car Near Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz

Need to charge your electric car? There are several stations nearby to keep you topped off for your eco-friendly commute.

There's no doubt Californians love their cars. The Golden State accounts for almost 10 percent of all car sales in the country, The Wall Street Journal reported recently.

If you're in the market for an electric vehicle, you'll certainly have your pick. With its laws incentivizing car manufacturers to go green, California has driven the push for eco-friendly transportation. 

Electric vehicles can provide up to three times the power conversion compared to their gas-powered counterparts and boast an engine that operates more quietly and requires less maintenance, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. To top it off, buying an eco-friendly car can net you a federal tax credit of up to $7,500.

Though electric cars are more energy-efficient, you can still travel up to three times as far in some internal-combustion vehicles. Another thing to consider is electric car batteries are expensive to replace and can take up to eight hours to charge.

Several car manufacturers offer eco-friendly vehicles, including Chrysler, General Motors, Honda, Ford, Nissan, Tesla and Toyota.

Some manufacturers are establishing their own charging stations hoping to lure potential customers. Tesla has built a network of six solar-powered charging stations from L.A. to San Francisco, according to Car and Driver.

Whether you're looking to buy an electric car or you already own one, Los Angeles County is full of service stations that will keep you charged for your emissions-free commute.

Sure, you can charge your car at home, but why do so at your own expense?

Though there aren't any stations in Echo Park now, that doens't mean there won't be in the near future.

Here is a list of local charging stations in nearby Los Angeles, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy. Stations offer Level 1 (120 volts) and Level 2 (240 volts) charging.

LADWP - Parking
111 N. Hope St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 800-473-3652
Electric charging types: Level 1, Level 2

Brookfield West
333 S. Hope St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 888-758-4389
Electric charging types: Level 2

City National Bank
400 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 888-758-4389
Electric charging types: Level 2

Union Bank Building
445 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 888-998-2546
Electric charging types: Level 2

Manulife Plaza
515 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 888-758-4389 213-629-1082
Electric charging types: Level 1, Level 2

City National Bank - Level C
505 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 888-758-4389
Electric charging types: Level 2

City National Bank - Level A
505 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 888-758-4389
Electric charging types: Level 2

Jonathan Club
545 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 888-998-2546
Electric charging types: Level 2

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