So you have a Tesla or some other electric car, but where in Arlington can you charge it?
Most of the electric car stations are grouped around Arlington’s Metro corridors, according to ChargeHub, a website that tracks charging stations. Charging stations follow a line between Rosslyn and Ballston, for instance, and there are 22 throughout the Crystal City and Pentagon City area alone.
But finding stations outside of those areas can be a hassle.
One bank of electric chargers is located along Columbia Pike at the Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street). In Shirlington, an electric car charging station is located at the Campbell Avenue parking garage.
Additionally, there are three charging stations in residential North Arlington:
- Discovery Elementary School (5301 36th Street N.)
- Harris Teeter (2425 N. Harrison Street)
- Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
There are seven Tesla-specific charger locations in Arlington.
- Two Liberty Center (4075 Wilson Blvd) — Four Tesla connectors available to the public
- Clarendon Square (3033 Wilson Blvd) — Two Tesla connectors, parking fees may apply
- Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Blvd) — 18 Tesla Superchargers
- 2311 Wilson Blvd (2311 Wilson Blvd) — Three Tesla connectors, parking fees may apply
- 1320 N. Courthouse Garage (1320 N. Courthouse Road) — Two Tesla connectors, parking fees may apply
- The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City (1250 S. Hayes Street) — Two Tesla connectors, available for patrons only
- Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel (2800 S. Potomac Avenue) — Two Tesla connectors, available for patrons only
Meanwhile, if your car is charged and you’re looking for fellowship with other electric car enthusiasts, a local group of residents has formed the Arlington Solar and EV Charger Co-op, with the goal of making it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels and electric vehicle chargers.
The group is planning to hold an information session on Thursday (June 27) from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street) to discuss solar energy, electric vehicles, and simplifying the “going solar” process.