Prepaid unlimited EV battery charging - Pilot Program
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.
Please be advised that the UCSB EV Power Permit is a pilot program that may be ended with 30-day notice.
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 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.
|EV Power Permit - Pilot program|
|Vehicle||Cost per Calendar Month|
|Toyota Prius Plug-In||$10|
|Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron||$15|
|BMW 330e iPerformance|
|BMW 530e iPerformance|
|BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance|
|BMW X5 xdrive40e iPerformance|
|Ford CMAX Energi|
|Ford Fusion Energi|
|Honda Accord Plug In Hybrid|
|Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid|
|Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid|
|Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid|
|Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4|
|Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid|
|Porsche 918 Spyder|
|Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid|
|Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid|
|Toyota Prius Prime|
|Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-in Hybrid|
|Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid|
|Volvo S90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid|
|Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid||$37.50|
|Chevy Spark EV|
|Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In|
|Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid|
|Honda Fit EV|
|Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid|
|Ford Focus Electric|
|Honda Clarity Electric|
|Hyundai Ioniq Electric|
|Kia Soul Electric|
|Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive B250e||$80|
|Toyota RAV4 Electric|
|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.