Metro has introduced electric vehicle (EV) charge stations at five Metro Rail station parking lots: Union Station, Sierra Madre Villa, Universal City/Studio City, El Segundo, and Willow St.
The new Level 2 charge stations allow riders with EVs to conveniently charge their cars while using the Metro system.
Charging costs $1 per hour with a $3 cap per charge, and users will be billed through their account. Parking is free at all charge stations except at Union Station.
Sierra Madre Villa Station
149 N. Halstead St., Pasadena 91107
801 N. Vignes St., Los Angeles 90012
Willow St Station
2750 American Av., Long Beach 90806
Universal City/Studio City Station
3913 Lankershim Bl., Studio City 91604
El Segundo Station
2226 E. El Segundo Bl., El Segundo 90245
Download a map of charge station locations.
As a leader in sustainability and green technology, Metro is the first transit agency in the nation to introduce and operate EV charge stations at its Park & Ride lots.
The five Metro Rail stations were selected because of their proximity to major transportation hubs and busy traffic arteries. Metro also selected the stations to encourage use of its transit system (and Park & Ride lots) in different regions for travel to/from Downtown LA.
Please visit our network provider’s website (EV Connect) to register for an account. You will receive a confirmation e-mail, once registration is complete. Within five business days you will also receive a smart card, known as a RFID key fob, which will provide access to the charge stations.
To access your account, go to metro.net/evaccount and login using the e-mail address and password you provided during sign up. If you forget your password, use the “Forgot password?” button located on the login page.
Metro has installed 20 208/240v 30amp Level 2 charge stations. They are capable of providing up to 7.2kw of power to your EV, however, the speed with which your EV’s battery re-charges will depend on the capability of your on-board charger.
Charging will cost $1 per hour with a $3 cap per charge. There is no monthly or start-up fee, and charging costs are rounded off to the nearest whole minute, not the hour.
To purchase additional credits, login to your account at metro.net/evaccount. Click the “Buy Credits” button located near the top left of the page next to your credit balance. Then select a plan and process payment to purchase credits. You can also setup your account to automatically replenish credits by clicking on the “Set Auto-Pay” button located next to the “Buy Credits” button.
You can check your credit balance and usage after each charge by logging onto your account at metro.net/evaccount.
The charge stations incorporate the SAE J1772 (North American Automotive Industry Standard) plug. All newer model electric cars, including the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Ford Focus Electric, Toyota Prius Plug-in and Mitsubishi iMiEV, will be able to plug into a Level 2 charge station. A small number of specialized EVs (e.g., Tesla models) may require a plug adapter. Check with your vehicle manufacturer for details.
You initiate a charging session by swiping your key fob over the RFID reader on the front of the unit. This will initiate the charge session. Then simply plug the power cable into your vehicle. The first time you initiate a charge session there may be up to a 30 second delay, as the charge station contacts the network and confirms your RFID. After this initial authorization, the charge station should recognize and authorize your account immediately.
Yes, you can elect to receive an e-mail or SMS notifying you that your charging session is complete or has been interrupted.
As a courtesy to other drivers trying to use the charge stations, we ask that you move your car as soon as possible once your charging session is complete.
For assistance with your vehicle charging needs or after hours help, please contact 213.922.GO.EV (4638). You can also e-mail us at email@example.com. Please be ready to provide your account name and your RFID key fob ID number.
Your RFID number can be found on a sticker affixed to your key fob.
We recommend that you keep your RFID number for your records.
Yes, the network allows multiple RFIDs to be associated with an account. Charging credits are attached to User Accounts and are shared among RFIDs assigned to that account.
The key fob is only compatible with Metro’s EV charge stations. Metro’s network provider will continue to participate in trade group efforts to explore interoperability.
Yes, the key fob is linked to your account and you can use it for multiple vehicles.
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