Pacific Coast Highway Travel's guide to Washington coast charging stations for electric vehicles along Highway 101 from Oregon and around the Olympic Peninsula.
If you're planning on driving the Pacific Coast Highway in an electric vehicle then you'll need to know where charging stations can be found around the Washington coast.
The good news is that there are charging stations all along the Washington coast, and you should have no trouble charging your EV to drive this stretch of the PCH.
If you're driving into Washington from Oregon, you can charge your car in Astoria, Oregon, where there are three charging stations. The next stations along Highway 101 are in Aberdeen, which is a 90-minute drive north from the Oregon/Washington border.
The three stations in Aberdeen are just after you cross the river on the Chehalis River Bridge. The easiest one to find is the Tesla Supercharger. In Aberdeen, a couple of blocks after crossing the river, Highway 101 makes a left turn on Wishkah Street, signposted for Hoquiam and Port Angeles.
Instead of turning left, go straight on, take the first right and right again, and the station is on your right. The address is 416 E Wishkah Street, but driving south-north you have to go round the one-way system to get to the entrance.
The Rivian Waypoints Charging Station is at 415 W. Heron Street, which would again involve going around the one-way system if driving south-north. However, this is the easiest option if driving north-south as Heron Street is also Highway 101.
The third charging station in Aberdeen is the Electrify America Charging Station at 909 E Wishkah Street, which is actually the Walmart parking lot. After crossing the Chehalis River Bridge, make a right onto E. Heron Street. You then cross the Wishkah River, and Walmart is on the right, just past the single railroad track.
Driving north from Aberdeen on 101, the next charging station is two hours away, in Forks. This is a Tesla Supercharger with eight stations at 100 Fern Hill Road. This is actually at the junction of Fern Hill Road with 101, on your right past the Forks 101 RV Park.
The next charging stations after Forks are just over an hour away in Port Angeles. The first is easy to find, a Shell Recharge Charging Station right where Highway 101 hits the coast and makes a right turn for 101 East. Instead of going with it, go straight on through the traffic lights, make a left at the next lights, which puts you on 101 West, and the charging station is on your right.
If for any reason you can't use the Shell charging station, go round the block to get back onto 101 East. Drive for about ten minutes and on your left you'll see a Walmart, which has an Electrify America Charging Station. Another five minutes beyond the Walmart is a Nissan Charging Station at 53 Jetta Way.
The next charging stations along Highway 101 are in Sequim (pronounced Skwim), where there are four of them. The first is a Volta Charging Station. Exit 101 on River Road, turn left, follow the road round past Costco and the station is in Safeway, on the left.
Not far beyond the Volta is a Sun Country Highway Charging Station, which is at 216 E. Washington Street, in the Co-op Farm and Garden. A few minutes further on is a SemaConnect Charging Station, at 150 N. Govan Avenue.
Further on E. Washington, just before it feeds into Highway 101, there's a Tesla Supercharger. The address is 1441 E. Washington Street, at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites.
Highway 101 continues its journey around the Olympic Peninsula from Sequim on to Olympia, where it joins Interstate-5 and comes to an end. The next charging station after Sequim is a 90-minute drive away at the Lucky Dog Casino in Shelton.
The final charging station that's close to 101, before it merges onto I-5, is in Olympia. It's an Electrify America Charging Station and it's at 2925 Harrison Avenue NW. It's about five minutes off Highway 101. Take the Black Lake Blvd exit, turn left, turn left again onto Cooper Point Road, then right onto Harrison Avenue NW. The charging station is on the right, near Target.
There are plenty of Tesla Destination Chargers along the Washington stretch of Highway 101. These can be used by non-Tesla electric vehicles, but you’ll need to download the Tesla app first and create an account before you can use them. You might also need an adapter.
So you're never more than around 90 minutes from a charging station when driving the Pacific Coast Highway along the Washington coast.
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