Launch of New Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations in Core West

To: UCSC Community

From: Larry Pageler, Director, Transportation and Parking Services

Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) is pleased to announce that four new electric vehicle charging spaces are now available to all UCSC employees, students and visitors at the Core West Parking Structure. These chargers, available first-come, first-served, are provided as a convenience for electric vehicle drivers and are not intended to be the primary charging location for anyone that does not reside on campus.  Both Level 1 and Level 2 chargers are available. These chargers have been funded in part by the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District.

All chargers are part of the Chargepoint network and a fee of $1 per hour will be collected for active charging and while plugged in. Please see to register to use the network or for more information.

During parking enforcement hours in the Core West Parking Structure (7:00am–8:30pm weekdays), users who are actively charging or plugged in at an EV Charging Station must display a UCSC parking permit (e.g., A, B, C, O, R) valid for the date and time they are charging.  Once charging has been completed, vehicles should be moved to an appropriate parking lot and/or parking space, depending on the type of permit displayed on the vehicle.  Please note:  the EV Charging Station spaces are reserved for that purpose at all times; UCSC permits are required only during enforcement hours.

Additional charging stations have been installed in the same area, and will activated for use as demand warrants.

For more information on these electric vehicle charging stations, please see, email, or call 831-459-2190.