Prepaid unlimited EV battery charging
Drive your vehicle up to one of our electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and enjoy the convenience of pre-paid, unlimited charging time. The UCSB-EV permit is a power permit. You still need a parking permit to park on the UCSB campus.
Who is eligible
If you have an “A”, “B”, “C” annual permit or an “H” nine-month permit, you are pre-qualified for the UCSB-EV permit.
How to apply
Apply for the permit in person at the Parking Services office. Our counter staff will be glad to answer all questions and otherwise assist you, Monday–Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
When to renew
The permit expires on June 30 of odd-numbered years.
Price and payment options
The cost of an UCSB-EV power permit corresponds to the capacity of the vehicle’s battery. Here, for example, are common EV makes and models, their rated usable battery capacities and their corresponding EV power permit costs.
|Vehicle||Cost per Calendar Month|
|Toyota Prius Plug-In||$10|
|BMW X5 xdrive40e Plug-In|
|Ford CMAX Energi|
|Ford Fusion Energi|
|Honda Accord Plug In Hybrid|
Hyundai Sonata Plug-In
Hyundia Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid
|Porsche 918 Spyder|
|Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid|
|Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid|
|Chevy Spark EV||$37.50|
Honda Fit EV
|Ford Focus Electric|
|Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Kia Soul Electric
|Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive||$80|
|Toyota RAV4 Electric|
If you pay for your parking permit via pretax payroll deduction (PRD), you might consider enrolling in PRD for the EV power permit as well. This is not a requirement. TPS also accepts payment by cash, debit/credit card, or a check made payable to UC Regents.
A permit purchased after June 30 is prorated and the appropriate fee charged for the months remaining until June 30.
Permit returns and refunds
Annual permits that are not being used must be returned to Parking Services to qualify for a refund. See here for more information about our permit return policy.