Electric Vehicle Charging Station

In 2010, the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) received a grant to install public Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in various jurisdictions in the region. AMBAG performed an analysis based on several factors to determine priority locations for charging stations. Carmel-by-the-Sea was selected as a priority location. A charging station was installed in 2011 in the north lot of the Sunset Center (SW Corner of Mission & 8th). 

While there is a fee for parking, there is no additional fee for use of the EV charger. Upon entering the parking lot, the EV charging station is located in the third space to the right. Below is a summary of the steps required to use the charger.

  • Step 1:  Pay for parking at separate machine (look for the “Pay Here” sign).

  • Step 2:  Swipe access card on EV Charger (attached to machine on the chain). To swipe the card, place the symbol on the card )))) over the )))) symbol on the machine.

  • Step 3:  Enter Zip Code 93921.

  • Step 4:  Plug in and begin charging (no additional fee for charging).