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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at UC San Diego

Parking at EV Charging Stations

  • A valid UC San Diego A, B, S, D or V (visitor) parking permit is required to park in campus or medical center EV charging station parking spaces. The first 30 minutes of visitor parking is free when using the ParkMobile app or adjacent paystation. Instructions are posted at EV charging stations.
  • A vehicle that is parked in an “EV Charging Only” space but is not actively charging may be cited and/or towed. (CVC Section 22511)
  • Vehicles parked in “EV Charging Only” spaces must be actively charging. Parked vehicles that exceed the posted time limit and/or are not actively charging will be cited (CVC 21113A).

Types of Charging

The campus has three types of chargers. A UC San Diego parking permit or hourly parking payment is required in all spaces.

Look for new signs rolling out over the next few weeks that designate each UC San Diego charging spot as EV-1, EV-4 or EV-12, regardless of the brand of charging station or charging network that is associated with the space.

EV parking space signs

EV-1

  • EV-1 indicates that the parking space has a level-three charger (DC fast chargers or DCFC) and a one-hour parking limit.
  • Our DCFCs range from 50 kW to 125 kW, meaning that they typically add 75-185 miles of range in 30 minutes.
  • Chargers at EV-1 spaces have both CHAdeMO and CCS plugs, the non-proprietary standards for level-three charging in the U.S. We will be adding Tesla adapters to our DCFC network in the near future.
  • There is no charging minimum for EV-1 spaces; however, a charging session must be initiated and vehicles should be moved when the charging session is complete.

EV-4

  • EV-4 indicates that the parking space has a level-two charger and a four-hour parking limit.
  • Chargers at EV-4 spaces operate at 6.6 kW of power, meaning that they typically add 21 miles of driving range per hour.
  • Chargers at EV-4 spaces use the J-1772 plug, the non-proprietary standard for level-two charging in the U.S. 
  • EV-4 spaces require a minimum 7 kW charge. A charging session must be initiated.
  • Vehicles may remain after charging for a total of up to four hours of parking; however, we appreciate it when vehicles are moved sooner to free up space for other customers.

EV-12

  • EV-12 indicates that the parking space has a level-two charger that operates at a reduced power level, allowing for all-day parking (up to 12 hours). We have a few chargers that leverage circuit-sharing, operating at a continuous 3.3 kW; however, most  EV-12 spaces leverage chargers with variable power between 1.2 kW and 6.6 kW.
  • These chargers will consider your planned time of departure and miles of range to be added and then optimize the delivery of electricity to meet both your needs and the needs of nearby vehicles while limiting demand on the electrical grid. This leading-edge technology was incubated at UC San Diego and is a significant part of how we can manage infrastructure costs and optimize the use of renewable energy as the U.S. transitions from fossil fuels to electric vehicles.
  • Chargers at EV-12 spaces use the J-1772 plug, the non-proprietary standard for level-two charging in the U.S. 
  • EV-12 spaces require a minimum 10 kW charge.

Interested in discounted EV charging?

Join the UC San Diego EV Charging Club to receive the best on-campus charging rates. Membership is open to current UC San Diego faculty, staff and students.

EV Charging Rates 10/1/22 through 6/30/23

Level 2 Weekday

Level 2 Weekend

DC Fast Charger Weekday

DC Fast Charger Weekend

UC San Diego
EV Charging Club 

$.20

$.20

$.25

$.20

Public charging

$.25

$.20

$.30

$.20

To enroll, you will need to have accounts with our two participating EV charging vendors, ChargePoint and PowerFlex. You will also need to enroll with ChargePoint Connections to affiliate your ChargePoint account with the UC San Diego EV Charging Club.

Complete the EV Charging Club enrollment form.

Brands of Chargers

ChargePoint 

  • 246 level II ChargePoint ports located around campus; find a charging station. SDG&E’s Time of Use Rate applies at La Jolla Del Sol and MARFAC.
  • 13 DC fast charging stations located at P703, P707, Athena Parking Structure, 1st floor, Nuevo West Parking Structure, 1st floor, and South Parking Structure, 3rd floor
  • Android and Apple Download

PowerFlex

  • 51 level II charging stations around campus (affiliated with Tesla)
  • Located at 3rd floor at Gilman Parking Structure and 6th floor at Athena Parking Structure (2 Tesla only plugs)
  • All PowerFlex chargers are designated EV12
  • Android and Apple Download

SemaConnect – 8 level II charging stations located at One Miramar Street

EnelX – 7 level II charging stations located at the Mesa Nueva Parking Structure

Tesla

UC San Diego's charging networks use non-proprietary, J1772, CCS and CHAdeMO plugs. Tesla uses a proprietary plug. Tesla drivers are welcome to use the UC San Diego networks by connecting the J1772 adapter that came with their vehicle and are encouraged to use the Chargepoint app or a neutral application like Plugshare to view charging options outside of Tesla's network of proprietary chargers.

Charging Station Locations

See a map of our EV charging stations or find us on the PlugShare app.

Questions?

For more information about:

  • EV charging stations at UC San Diego, contact DriveElectric@ucsd.edu.
  • EV charger parking, contact Parking Enforcement, (858) 534-1973.