EV Power Permit

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.

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.

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 i8
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
Mercedes C350e
Mercedes S550e
Mercedes GLE550e
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
Chevy Volt
Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Plug-In Hybrid
Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
Honda Fit EV
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid
Smart ED
BMW i3 $45
Fiat 500e
Ford Focus Electric
Honda Clarity Electric
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Kia Soul Electric
Nissan Leaf
Volkswagen e-Golf
Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive B250e $80
Toyota RAV4 Electric
Chevrolet Bolt $105
Hyundai Kona

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.