The San Diego (EV) Charger List
Phil Karn
Last updated: 18 Aug 2003

Here is my list of public inductive EV chargers in San Diego county. I started with the list from the now-defunct Edison EV, reformatted it and added my personal notes.

Note: as of August 15, 2003 I no longer have an EV1, and I am no longer maintaining this list. Most of the EV1s were leased for 3 year terms, and GM has refused to renew them. So many of these sites are probably being taken out of service. The few that have been converted to small paddle inductive will continue to be useful for the small number of Toyota RAV4-EVs produced before Toyota also stopped EV production.

The list is sorted in order of increasing Thomas Brothers' map page and grid numbers.

I have included Mapblast and Yahoo maps where possible.

Except as otherwise indicated, all chargers are accessible and operating 24 hours/day.

Chargers marked as "Gen2+" have small paddles. An adapter is required for use with EV1s.

Chargers supplied with 240v generally charge about 15% faster than those supplied with 208v. For details, click here.

If you have any contributions, comments or corrections, please email me. I am especially interested in feedback from anyone who had trouble finding a charger using the instructions given here, or who can give better and/or simpler directions to a site.

Note to non-EV drivers: the verb "ice", as used in these listings, is an acronym that stands for "internal combustion engine". To say "I got iced" means that you arrived at a charger only to find an ordinary gasoline-powered car (typically a big ugly sport-utility vehicle)  parked there  illegally, blocking access to the charger. It's a serious, ongoing problem at many charging sites.
Name & Address Thomas Bros Map page/grid Lat/Long (WGS84) Notes
Saturn of West 78
2205 Vista Way 
Oceanside CA 92054
1106/F-G 2 33 10.927N*
117 20.306W
East gate now apparently open 24 hr
Texaco Star Mart
221 N. Emerald Dr
Vista CA 92083
1107/D1 33 11.4104N
117 16.7373W
Permanently out of service
951 Palomar Airport Rd 
Carlsbad CA 92009
1126/J3 33 7.206N*
117 18.942W
Gen 2+ (small paddle)
725 Center Dr
San Marcos CA 92069
1129/D1 33 8.220N*
117 7.537W
Gen 2+ (small paddle)
Saturn of Escondido
859 N Broadway
Escondido CA 92025
1129/H1 33 7.910N*
117 5.206W

33 7.897N*
117 5.187W
San Diego Wild Animal Park
15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido CA 92027
1130/J5 33 6.0454N 
117 0.1240W
Pay parking
Gates closed at night
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Sante Fe Dr
Encinitas CA 92024
1167/D1 33 2.210N*
117 17.020W
12350 Carmel Mtn Rd
San Diego CA 92128
(Rancho Bernardo)
1170/A7 32 59.223N*
117 4.689W
Gen 2+ (small paddle); severe ICEing at busy times
Scripps Green Hospital
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla CA 92037
1207/J6 32 53.968N*
117 14.579W
Charger no longer in employee gated parking garage
UCSD Copy Center
201 University Center
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla CA
1228/A2 32 52.686N*
117 14.199
Metered parking
UCSD School of Medicine
Osler Lane
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla CA
1228/A2 32 52.491N*
117 14.069W
Metered parking
Scripps Memorial Hospital of La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla CA 92037
1228/B1 32 53.074N*
117 13.535W
Pay parking
UCSD Thornton Hospital
Medical Center Drive
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla CA
1228/B2 32 52.645N*
117 13.566W
Metered parking
Hyatt Regency Hotel
3777 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla CA 92122
1228/B3 32 52.283N*
117 13.529W
(garage entrance)
Pay parking
Severe, management-condoned ICEing
Costco Santee
101 Town Center Parkway
Santee, California 92071
1231-C6 32 50.5128N*
116 59.274W
One Gen 2+ (small paddle)
Saturn of Kearny Mesa
4525 Convoy St
San Diego CA 92111
1249/B2 32 49.405N*
117 09.276W
130m (svc dept)

32 49.343N*
117 09.269W

South charger has been removed
Saturn of El Cajon
541 N Johnson Ave
El Cajon CA 92020
1251/E4 32 48.088N*
116 58.216W
Mission Valley Center
1640 Camino Del Rio N
San Diego CA 92108
1269/C2-3 32 46.095N*
117 08.919W
Scripps Mercy Hospital
4077 Fifth Ave
San Diego CA 92103
(Hillcrest area)
1269/A5 32 45.124N*
117 09.638W
Hillcrest area of San Diego
Pay parking
One charger, frequently ICEd
8125 Fletcher Pkwy
La Mesa CA 91941
1270/H1 32 46.428N*
117 01.431W
Grossmont Center
Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa CA 91941
1270/J1 32 46.742N*
117 0.812W
San Diego Airport (Lindbergh Field)
3665 North Harbor Drive
San Diego CA 92101
32 43.851N*
117 12.246W
6m (Terminal 2 west)

32 43.856N*
117 12.106W
15m (Terminal 2 east)

32 43.875N*
117 11.881W
9m (Terminal 1)

32 43.777N*
117 11.466W
2m (Commuter terminal)

Four sites in short term parking lot
Pay parking
San Diego County Administration Building
Pacific Coast Hwy & Grape St
San Diego CA
1288/J2 32 43.460N*
117 10.331W
Between airport and downtown
barriers up weekends, but not locked
Wells Fargo Plaza
401 B St
San Diego CA 92101
1289/A3 32 43.003N 
117 09.615W
Expensive pay parking
only open weekdays until 7:30pm
Automotive Museum
Balboa Park
San Diego CA 92104
1289/B1 32 43.674N*
117 09.203W
Down - power turned off
San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego CA 92101
1289/A4 32 42.358N
117 9.718W
Pay parking
Downtown San Diego, on the waterfront
Lots of construction in the area
Saturn of National City
2202 National City Blvd
National City CA 91950
1309/H3 32 39.778N
117 06.179W
Lot gates closed at night
895 E. "H" St 
Chula Vista CA 91910
1310/J6 32 38.275N
117 01.404W

GPS coordinates marked with an asterisk (*) were resurveyed after termination of GPS Selective Availability on May 1, 2000. I.e., these readings should be much more accurate.

Credits: Risa Baron of San Diego Gas & Electric commissioned Ted Walton to photograph every public charging site in SDG&E's territory. Many thanks to Risa for providing them to me. Michelle Thompson navigated and collected data on my North County tour. Cecil McLester contributed an entry. And Dave Kirkpatrick of Saturn of West 78 gave me their business hours and suggested some of the "things to do while you're waiting" at the various Saturn dealers.

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