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ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINE

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Guideline Contents

  • Responsible University Officer:
    Director of Parking and Transportation Services
  • Guideline Contact:
    Sustainable Transportation Coordinator

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

CSULB is committed to supporting electric vehicles (EV) as a sustainable transportation option for the campus community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality. This is in accordance with the goals and guidelines set forth by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and the CSULB Campus Climate Commitment. The university provides employees, students, visitors, and guests with EV charging stations to encourage the use of electric vehicles.

These guidelines outline the policies and procedures for EV charging stations on the CSULB campus, and govern the access for use and restrictions of the EV charging stations.

GUIDELINE STATEMENT

Parking is enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. Paid parking is required at all times when parking on campus, including the EV charging spaces.

Eligible Vehicles

All electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) are eligible to park in the EV charging spaces. Example of all-electric vehicles include Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S, and Fiat 500e. Examples of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles include Chevy Volt, Ford C-Max Energi, and Toyota Prius Plug-in.

Ineligible Vehicles

Non-electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles without charge ports are not eligible to park in EV charging spaces. Examples of ineligible vehicles include Toyota Prius (non-PHEV), Ford Fusion Hybrid, and Accord Hybrid.

Where to Park

  • Students

    Students may utilize EV charging spaces located in General Lots (G7) including Pyramid and Palo Verde South Parking Structures. Students may charge in Employee/Restricted Lots (E8) after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and all-day on weekends.

  • Staff and Faculty

    CSULB Staff and Faculty may utilize EV charging spaces located in Employee/Restricted Lots (E8) and General Lots (G7) including Pyramid and Palo Verde South Parking Structures.

  • Visitors and Guests

    Visitors and guests may utilize EV charging spaces located in General Lots (G7) including Pyramid and Palo Verde South Parking Structures. Visitors and guests may charge in Employee/Restricted Lots (E8) after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and all-day on weekends.

*User must park in an EV designated space to initiate charging. Charging outside of designated spaces may result in a citation.

Electric Vehicle Parking Restrictions

  • General Lots

    From 6 a.m.-10 a.m., Monday-Friday, EV spaces are available for eligible vehicles only.

    After 10 a.m., Monday-Friday and all-day on weekends, any non-electric vehicle with valid paid parking may park in an empty EV parking space in General Lots.

  • Employee Lots

    From 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, eligible EVs with Employee permit only.
    After 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and all-day on weekends, eligible EVs with student permit or daily permit may park in an empty EV parking space in Employee Lots.

  • Parking Structures

    EV spaces in Pyramid and Palo Verde South Parking Structures are limited to 4 hours at all times including weekends and holidays. Vehicles must also be actively charging when parked in EV spaces within the Parking Structures. When using these spaces, individuals must start their ChargePoint charging session, and proceed to the Pay Station to enter their license plate number and the coupon code (#3314) to start their 4-hour parking session. Vehicles who park longer than the 4-hour time limit, unqualified vehicles, vehicles not actively engaged in charging, or users who do not enter the code at the Pay Stations are subject to citation (CVC 21113A).

EV Charging Fees:

  • Students, Staff & Faculty (Free)

    University staff, faculty on active payroll, and currently enrolled students are eligible for free EV charging. Students who are not enrolled in classes, including summer break, are not eligible for free charging. Students who are not enrolled in the summer session courses, but are employed by the university during these months are eligible for free EV charging. Users must have valid paid parking and a ChargePoint account.

  • Note: Free charging is not available to faculty who are not active with payroll (reword this, sounds strange?), auxiliary employees, vendors, campus visitors, College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) students, or students not currently enrolled in classes.

  • CCPE Students and Auxiliary Employees ($0.25/kWh)

    Auxiliary employees and CCPE students may charge their vehicles on campus by paying the reduced rate of $0.25/kWh. Users must have a valid parking permit for that parking lot and a ChargePoint account. Fees will be charged until the end of the transaction.

  • Visitors, Vendors, Guests, etc. ($0.40/kWh)

    Campus guests, visitors, vendors, faculty not on active payroll, students not currently enrolled in classes, Emeriti, other CSU and Chancellors Office employees and other campus groups may charge their vehicles on campus by paying the guest rate of $0.40/kWh in addition to the current CSULB parking fee. Please visit the CSULB Parking Website for information about current parking rates. Fees will be charged until the end of the transaction.

NOTE: Anyone observed tampering with and/or removing an EV charger from a vehicle belonging to another owner will be cited in accordance with CVC 10852.

Parking policies are reviewed on a regular basis and are subject to change based on program changes.

PROCEDURES

To use the EV Chargers, the electric vehicle must be legally parked in an EV Charging Parking Space and have a current valid CSULB virtual permit. For the EV Charging spaces, an additional EV virtual permit from the pay station is required to document the start time of EV Charging to ensure that the posted time limit is not exceeded. This additional EV virtual permit may be obtained by entering the coupon code at the pay station.

EVs may be parked in an EV Charging space for up to the posted number of hours. After the vehicle has been parked in the EV Charging space for the posted number of hours, the vehicle must be moved to another parking space or it will be cited per CVC 21113A.

Requests for repairs should be called into the CSULB Department of Parking and Transportation Services at 562-985-4146.

FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS

Subject Contact Phone Email
Primary Guideline Contact Amy Gerety (562) 985-1473 amy.gerety@csulb.edu
Subject Matter Expert Sustainable Transportation Coordinator (562) 985- 7433 ride@csulb.edu

APPENDICES AND RELATED INFORMATION

Appendices (if any):

  • N/A

Related Chancellor’s Office Policies:

  • NA

Other Related Information:

EV Charging Equipment Type and Location

  • One double-unit, level 2, 240 volt chargers in Pyramid Parking Structure
  • One double-unit, level 2, 240 volt chargers in Palo Verde South Parking Structure
  • Sixteen double-unit, level 2, 240 volt chargers in Lot G7
  • Five double-unit, level 2, 240 volt chargers in Lot E8

FAQ

  • N/A

HISTORY

Issue Date: June 14, 2013

Last Review Date: February 1, 2018

Amended Date: February 1, 2018
Amended Description: Updated guideline to including new charging stations and user guidleines.

Amended Date: August 18, 2016
Amended Description: Updated contact information and removed outdated text.