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In front of Arts District gourmet marketplace Urban Radish, you'll find an Electric Vehicle, or EV, oasis with 10 level-two Blink chargers and two level-three superchargers (super because they can take your battery from empty to 80 percent in 20 minutes). Installed three years ago by Linear City Development as part of its loft development, the chargers were meant “to encourage the use of eclectic cars in the Arts District,” according to company manager Yuval Bar-Zemer. Parking in the EV-reserved spots is free for anyone; charging is not — but it's still a heckofalot cheaper than gas. Grab some almond milk while you wait, and leave with both your body and your car fueled. —Sascha Bos

661 Imperial St., Arts District, 90021. (213) 892-1570, urban-radish.com.

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