Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Electric vehicle charging is available on a first come first serve basis for customers to “top off” their vehicle charging. A valid permit is required at all times regardless if you are a monthly permit holder or need to purchase a daily permit. Please purchase your permit online through the Bruin ePermit Portal, at any of the pay stations across campus, or through the ParkMobile app.
In need of an EV Charging Station? Look for our EV murals.
The available options for charging are:
- Level 1 chargers are available for complimentary use with a valid permit. There is no time limit at these locations for active charging, however, daily permits expire at 6:59 a.m. the following day. Note: Parking areas 7, 11, and 36 are only available for purchase after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.
- Level 2 chargers are available for complimentary use with a valid permit for up to four hours of active charging.
- Level 3 chargers are available by the hour, and are operated by EVgo for an additional fee. For more information, please visit EVgo.com.
- Electric vehicle charging for those who require accessible parking is available in the areas listed below under Charging Locations. The charging units in these stalls are Level 2 (240 V). They are activated by pushing a button adjacent to the stall, and are either wall-mounted or mounted overhead. Please read the instructions prior to use. A valid disabled placard and a paid permit are required.
EV Charging Stations are located in the following facilities. For the location on campus please refer to the Campus Parking Map.
Level 1 Quantity
Level 2 Quantity
|Accessible Charging Stalls|
|1||42 (located on 3rd and 4th levels)||4 (located on 2nd level)|
|2||45 (located on 3rd and 4th levels)||3 (located on 1st and 3rd levels)|
|3||37 (located on 2nd and 4th levels)||3 (located on 1st, 2nd, and 4th levels)|
|4||6 (located on 1st level)||6 (located at the entrance to the structure)|
|5||2 (located on 6th level)||1 (located on 6th level)|
|7||17 (located on P-1 level)||1 (located on P-1 level)|
|8||50 (located on 1st and 3rd levels)||4 (located on 4th level)||5 (located on 3rd and 4th levels)|
|11||3 (located at the solar array)|
|18||16 (located on level A-2)||1 (located in visitor area of level A-2)|
|32||2 (located on 1st level)|
|36||9 (located at the solar array)||2 (located behind the K-Rec building)||2 (located outside Geffen Academy)|
|A||3 (located at the solar array)|
|Medical Plaza||2 (located on 1st level)|
|Sunset Village||19 (located on level P-3)||4 (located on level P-1)||2 (located on levels P-1 and P-3)|
1. How do I use UCLA EV Chargers?
Step 1: Purchase a permit
UCLA affiliates may visit the Bruin ePermit Portal to purchase a permit if they do not have a valid one on file.
- Visit the Bruin ePermit Portal
- Login or Create a Guest Account
- Select the parking facility
- Complete payment
For more information on parking permit types, such as the Clean Fuel Permit, visit our Permit Types page.
Step 2: Start your charging session
Because charging costs are included in the cost of the permit, you can park and start your charging session immediately. To use Level 1 chargers, you must bring your own cord. For information on how to secure your cord, please watch this instructional video.
2. How much of a charge will I get for my vehicle?
Level 1: Provides charging through a 120 V AC plug. Can deliver two to five miles of range per hour of charging. Customers wishing to utilize these charging stations must bring their own plug.
Level 2: Provides charging through a 240 V. Can deliver 10 to 20 miles of range per hour of charging.
Level 3: Provides charging through 480 V AC. (Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles typically do not have fast charging capabilities.) Can deliver 60 to 80 miles of range in 20 minutes of charging.
Please Note: Charging times are dependent on the type of battery, how depleted it is, and its capacity. All-electric vehicles typically have more battery capacity than plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, so charging a fully depleted all-electric vehicle takes longer.
3. What’s the difference between University Vehicle Charging Stations and Public Access Charging Stations?
The University has Electric Vehicle Charging Stations reserved for University use and are for University vehicles only. Please see posted signage for restrictions.
4. What is the SMERC Program?
Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in parking lots and structures throughout campus have been fitted with EVSmartPlugs™ as part of a study being conducted by UCLA’s Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC).
EVSmartPlugs™ are maintained by SMERC, and are only available to participants who have volunteered to be in the study.
5. What if the charger isn’t working?
In the event of any maintenance issues, please contact UCLA Transportation Monday through Friday during normal business hours, 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., at (310) 206-PARK (7275). After 5:00 p.m. and on weekends, please contact us at (310) 825-1386. Please remember to take down the number of the charging station when reporting any issues.
UCLA Transportation is not liable for any personal damages or losses.