Local Charging Stations
RCEA owns and manages a network of public electric vehicle charging stations at 14 locations throughout the county with the capacity to charge 29 vehicles simultaneously.
If you have issues with a Greenlots station, please call the 24/7 driver hotline at 1-855-900-7584
If you have issues with a ChargePoint station, please call their 24/7 driver hotline at 1-888-758-4389
For other concerns, RCEA is open from 9am to 5pm M-F to answer your questions.707-269-1700
In combination with another 22 charging locations owned by other parties, Humboldt County as a whole offers 36 locations for electric vehicle refueling. (Discover other locations on page 98 of a recent Humboldt Insider). Here’s a link to the full magazine.
How to Charge Your EV – Greenlots
RCEA has upgrading our EVSE, Inc. (Greenlots) charging stations in the following locations:
- Rio Dell
- St. Joe’s in Eureka
- The Air Quality Management District in Eureka
- Greenway Partners in Arcata
- Willow Creek
As a result of these upgrades, there is a slight change to the way you charge.Take a look at this video to learn how to charge at these locations.
One important step is to press the button to continue to release the cord as you extend it to your car.
Map of RCEA-managed stations
Planned and Installed Fast Charger Locations on the North Coast
Electric vehicle drivers will soon have access to fast chargers for travel on Highway 101 throughout the North Coast to the Oregon border. The network includes locations across California, including the North Coast. Stations are currently being installed in Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino, and Sonoma County. The longest gap between these fast chargers is 57 miles.
Use this map from PlugShare to see ALL of the charging stations in Humboldt County:
(see embedded map below)
RCEA’s charging network includes charging stations manufactured and serviced by two different companies, and the payment options are slightly different depending on the station type. The graphic below shows the payment options details for each type of station. The cost of charging is the same for all of our stations.
- It costs $0.48 per session plus $0.18/kWh (usually about $3 total to fully charge)
- Level 1 and Level 2 chargers
Mobile apps can be downloaded to your smartphone and are often the easiest way to pay for charging sessions at our stations.
Each app comes with its own unique features and will only display charging stations for which they are the network providers. Therefore, the Chargepoint app will only show Chargepoint stations, and the Greenlots app will only show Greenlots/EVSE stations.
Both apps include key features like
- Find available stations – see which stations are available to charge in real time
- Flexible payment methods – Just hold your phone by the card reader on the station
- Get notified – Receive notifications when your car is done charging, or when a station opens up
Chargepoint Support 1-888-758-4389