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New EV Chargers at Seaplane Terminal

Charging no longer free at Civic Center Garage

Next time you take the ferry from the Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal, you can charge your electric vehicle (EV) in the parking lot while you’re sailing across the bay. The City of Alameda has installed EV charging stations covering 10 spaces in the terminal parking lot. The fee, to offset costs, is 40 cents per kilowatt hour ($0.40/kWh).

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New EV chargers at Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal. Photo City of Alameda.

Across town, EV charging is available—but no longer free—in four spaces at the Civic Center Garage, located at 1416 Oak St., between Central and Santa Clara avenues. Starting Friday, March 1, EV charging at the garage will cost 40 cents per kilowatt hour, the same rate as at Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal. This will offset costs, according to the City, and will “provide a consistent customer experience.”

Please note that drivers who use the chargers at Civic Center Garage must also pay for parking during the charging session. The current parking rate, payable at the kiosks on the ground floor, is 75 cents per hour, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Find an EV charger

Alameda Municipal Power provides lots of information about EVs and chargers on its website, including a charger finder map that is searchable by location, anywhere and everywhere you can imagine. Start with Alameda, of course, and then just for fun enter a city anywhere you can imagine, from Paris, Texas to Paris, France, and you’ll find a place to charge your EV. The map also is available as an Android or iPhone app so you can search on the go.

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