Plus, the Spurs trade Doug McDermott.
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Red and white standing car chargers in a parking lot.
Charge your EV at the recently-opened Tesla charging stations in the Rim Shopping Center. | Photo by SATXtoday team
The electric vehicle market is expected to reap $623 billion in revenue this year, and experts expect that number to keep growing.

Given San Antonio’s recent addition of a 20-bay charging station and Texas’ status as one of the top markets for EVs, we’re giving you a quick breakdown of the status of driving electric in the Alamo City.

What’s the San Antonio EV scene like?

If you swear you’re seeing more Teslas on the streets, you’re probably not wrong. Just up North in Austin is Gigafactory Texas where the automaker manufactures its Model Y and new Cybertruck.

San Antonio has one charger for every 5,386 residents — that’s a total of 464 chargers as of February 2022. That puts the Alamo City at No. 47 for charger infrastructure, which is not the best and can only improve.

Where to charge

Don’t have an EV charger installed in your home? Don’t sweat it, take a look at our map below to find places to charge your electric vehicle.

Map of EV charging stations in San Antonio.

Check out our map of EV charging stations in San Antonio.


Graphic by SATXtoday team

How to charge

It may seem odd, but you can charge your car with a regular old 120-volt outlet — it just might take all night.

To fill up in a few hours, many EV owners install a Level 2 charger — which is 240 volts — but the charger and installation could cost upwards of $6,500. Once you do have your Level 2 charger installed, CPS Energy offers two programs which grants qualifying home owners incentives in the form of monthly bill credits.
What would you like to add to our city’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure?

A. More charging stations
B. Grant program for purchasing + installing at-home chargers
C. More local incentives for EV ownership (extra tax credit, vehicle purchase grant, solar panel grant, etc.)
Friday, Feb. 9
  • TWIGLET Storytime | Friday, Feb. 9 | 10:30 a.m. | The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Parkway #106, San Antonio | Free | Bring the kiddos + create crafts while listening to a storybook reading by Miss Anastasia.
  • Planting the Vegetable Garden | Friday, Feb. 9 | 12 p.m. | Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Bexar County, 3355 Cherry Ridge Dr. Ste. 208, San Antonio | Free | Join the Bexar County Master Gardeners for an afternoon gardening lesson led by Kathy Breniman.
  • Ya Don’t Say Tour | Friday, Feb. 9 | 7-9 p.m. | H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio | $35-$160 | Enjoy a night of laughs while watching stand-up comedian Mark Normand perform.
Saturday, Feb. 10
  • Pet Vaccination and Microchipping | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 9-11 a.m. | Paul Jolly Center, 210 Tuleta Dr., San Antonio | Free | Be one of the first 100 people to get your four-legged friend vaccinated + microchipped.
  • Westside Love Market | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 12-5 p.m. | Shotgun House Coffee Roasters, 1333 Buena Vista St., San Antonio | Free | Grab a cup of coffee and shop from local vendors + artisans.
  • Mardi Gras Extravaganza | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 3-11 p.m. | La Gloria, 100 E. Grayson St., San Antonio | Cost of purchase | Dress up in Mardi Gras colors as you sip on margaritas + watch the Museum Reach parade.
Sunday, Feb. 11
  • Galentine’s Workshop | Sunday, Feb. 11 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Wildflower Caramels, 125 Lamar, San Antonio | $135 | Bring a patchy clothing item and learn the art of needle felting with Jayme Ditto.
  • Chinese New Year Lion Dance | Sunday, Feb. 11 | 2 p.m. | Tim’s Oriental & Seafood Market, 7015 Bandera Rd. # 8, San Antonio | Free | Ring in the Year of the Wooden Dragon with a lion dance at this local shop.
  • Vibras Turns One | Sunday, Feb. 11 | 4 p.m. | Vibras, 3011 N. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio | Free | Celebrate the one-year anniversary of this bar with a Super Bowl watch party, $1 keg beer, a pop-up market with Omini’s Berries, and food by The Fajita Lounge.
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News Notes
  • The Spurs are trading their small forward, Doug McDermott to the Indiana Pacers. In exchange, the Silver + Black will receive a future second-round draft pick and small forward Marcus Morris. Watch their next game against the Brooklyn Nets on News 4 WOAI tomorrow night at 5 p.m.
  • Kikana Photography and Dulce Suenos Coffee are partnering up to offer low-cost headshots and a networking event. Come by 1904 Fredericksburg Rd. dressed in your professional best on Saturday, March 2 at 9 a.m. to have your picture taken. The cost is $50 for three high-resolution photos.
Plan Ahead
  • The Carver Community Cultural Center is hosting its second-annual Plant Parents Night on Friday, Feb. 3, at Tillage (125 Lamar St.) from 7-9 p.m. You’ll be able to enjoy live music by the AM Project, take part in games (with a chance to win prizes), and snacks. RSVP today via email.
  • Still need Valentine’s Day dinner plans? Carriqui is offering a $150 pre-fixe menu for two for Wednesday, Feb. 14 only. Guests will have the option for an appetizer, two entrees, dessert, and a take away. Secure those reservations soon. Try this: The Love Bug cocktail featuring bourbon, rye, and raspberries.
  • National Latte Day is this Sunday, and whether you’re an iced or hot latte drinker, we have a guide that highlights the best coffee San Antonio has to offer. Skip the chain’s and opt-in for something more local. City Editor Nicholas’ pick: An iced horchata latte from Early Bird Coffee.
Coming Soon
  • Amelia Social Lounge is celebrating its grand opening in the Creamery District (875 E. Ashby Place, Suite 1120) Thursday, Feb. 15, through Saturday, Feb. 17 from 4 p.m. to midnight. Named after aviation pioneer, Amelia Earheart, this watering hole will offer a wide selection of cocktails, wine, and small eats.
  • Planning to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday? Stream it with a Paramount+ with Showtime subscription — get 30 days free with code GOAT.*
  • We’re excited to share that 6AM City, our parent company, closed its Series A funding round led by the media company, TEGNA. This partnership means continuing to deliver the same hyper-local news and events while expanding our reach to new readers and communities. Learn more.
Today is
🍕 National Pizza Day
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Try the pizza picante and grab an espresso martini. | Photo by @TriedbyMari
Whenever we’re feeling saucy, we like to dig into a slice of local pizza. San Antonio’s pizza scene is bubbling with options — and we keep finding ways to top ourselves. If you’re on the quest for the perfect slice, we’ve pie-oneered a list of 24 places to grab pizza that are definitely worth the dough.

Little Italy Restaurant & Pizzeria, 824 Afterglow St.
Restaurant owners, the Visocaro family, are from Sicily and they brought their traditional flavors of Italy with them. Enjoy New York and Italian-style pizzas as well as a deli if you need freshly cut meats + cheeses. This is City Editor Nicholas’ family’s favorite pizza spot.

Royal Pizza, 4415 De Zavala Rd.
Bring a taste of Italy to the table with this local restaurant that has been perfecting it’s pizza recipes for years. Grab a slice of the Spinach & Ricotta pizza or try out a Stromboli.
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What type of Lunar New Year events are you excited for?
SATXtoday: San Antonio lion dance association

Catch a performance by the San Antonio Lion Dance Association at these Lunar New Year events.


Photo via UTSA Asian Festival

Earlier this week we asked what type of events you’re excited for this Lunar New Year, here’s what you said: 50% of you are looking forward to the festivals, 43% are excited for the performances, and 7% are ready to enjoy live music.
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There’s certainly a lot of events going on this weekend, and if you’re headed to the San Antonio Coffee Festival tomorrow (we’re hoping it doesn’t get rained out) you may see City Editor Adriana and I there. Come say hi, we’d love to meet you.
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