EV Power Permit

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.

EV charging instructions are here.

Who is eligible

EV Permit

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 Sales Office in Parking Lot 30 across the street from Harder Stadium on Stadium Rd. Our sales 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.

Power Permit
Vehicle Cost per Calendar Month
Toyota Prius Plug-In $10
Audi E-Tron $15
BMW 330e
BMW i8
BMW X5 xdrive40e Plug-In
Ford CMAX Energi
Ford Fusion Energi
Honda Accord Plug In Hybrid
Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid
Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid
Mercedes C350
Mercedes S550
Mercedes GLE550e
Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4
Porsche 918 Spyder
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Toyota Prius Prime
Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid
Chevy Spark EV $37.50
Chevy Volt
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In
Honda Fit EV
Smart EV
BMW i3 $45
Fiat 500e
Ford Focus Electric
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Kia Soul Electric
Nissan Leaf
Volkswagen e-Golf
Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive $80
Toyota RAV4 Electric
Chevrolet Bolt $105
Tesla Roadster
Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model X
Tesla Model S $105

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.