Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Phoenix

Jun 12, 2013

At long last, the age of the electric car is upon us. It is becoming more and more common to see pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, and others humming around town.

The most commonly found type of electric vehicle charger in Phoenix is the Blink network, which uses the industry-standard J1772 connector. These pedestal chargers are classified as Level 2 ("L2") chargers because they have a 240-volt AC output.



Blink's L2 chargers are compatible with the Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and the Chevrolet Volt. The Tesla Roadster and Model S can also work with the J1772 connectors, but they require a special adapter.

Blink has 3,510 charging stations nationwide, with 538 locations in Arizona alone. You can sign up as a member of the Blink network and get a reduced rate on charging.

So where can you charge up your electric car in Phoenix? I've started this list as a guideline to help you out. I haven't provided exact addresses because there are smartphone apps and in-dash navigation systems in electric cars (Volt, Leaf, etc) that will do a much better job. This is just a rough guideline to keep in your mind.


Valleywide Locations: 
  • Maricopa Community College campuses
  • Rio Salado College campuses
  • Most Phoenix Public Library branches
Phoenix Area Charging Stations:
  • Sky Harbor Airport, Terminal 4 Garage
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Phoenix Community College
  • The Clarendon Hotel
  • Camelback Esplanade
  • Bookman's Entertainment Exchange (Phoenix)
  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • Car Dealerships (Nissan and Ford)
  • Select Kohl's Stores
  • Select Shell gas stations
  • South Mountain YMCA
Downtown Phoenix Locations:
  • Phoenix Convention Center - East Garage
  • Phoenix Children's Museum
  • Chase Field 
  • Phoenix Theatre
Scottsdale Locations:
  • Scottsdale Waterfront
  • The Shops at Gainey Village
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Westin Kierland Resort
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Fire Sky Resort
  • The Phoenician Resort
East Valley Locations:
  • Arizona State University (multiple locations on campus)
  • Monti's La Casa Vieja Restaurant (Tempe)
  • East Valley YMCA (Mesa)
  • Sears at Superstition Springs Center (Mesa)
  • Mesa Arts Center
  • Mesa Convention Center
  • Mesa Main Library
  • Chandler YMCA
West Valley Locations:
  • Sears at Arrowhead Mall
  • Peoria Sports Complex
  • Peoria, AZ City Hall
  • Surprise, AZ City Hall
Do you know of any additional EV charging stations in the Phoenix area that I missed? Please post a comment and tell us about it!

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