Electric Vehicle & Green Cars
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations are available on campus as part of the ChargePoint Network.
Level 1 and Level 2 fees: $1.25 per hour
Payment is assessed through the ChargePoint Network. A ChargePoint ChargePass card is required to use the stations.
Fees are used to offset related electrical, infrastructure, and Chargepoint’s administrative costs.
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations are now available in the following parking structures for the UCSF community and visitors for “top-off” charging. These nine chargers are a part of the ChargePoint Network and offer both Level 1 and Level 2 chargers.
• Mission Bay Community Center Garage (10 Chargepoint + 2 Volta chargers = 12 chargers)
• Mission Bay 3rd Street Garage (2 Volta chargers + 19 Powerflex = 21 chargers)
• Mission Bay Hospital Garage (16 Chargepoint + 2 Volta chargers = 18 chargers)
• Parnassus Heights Millberry Union Public Garage (5 Chargepoint chargers)
• Parnassus Heights permit-only ACC Garage (12 Chargepoint chargers)
• Mount Zion 2420 Sutter Public Garage (6 Chargepoint chargers)
All chargers are a part of the ChargePoint Network. A ChargePoint ChargePass card is required to use the stations. Please register with ChargePoint and check the network map to ensure a charger is available before getting on the road.
For step-by-step instructions on how to start and stop a charging session, please visit the ChargePoint website.
Time Limit: 4 Hours
There is a 4 hour time limit for parking at an EV charging station for those customers that are using a parking permit. All customers must initiate a charging session through the adjacent ChargePoint station (the spaces are designed for EV charging, not simply EV parking).
NEW EV Charging Stations For ACC Garage Permit Holders
Twelve new ChargePoint EV Chargers have been installed in the permit-only ACC garage at Parnassus. The expansion of EV charging stations directly supports UCSF’s 2025 carbon neutrality goal and better services an increasingly large number of electric vehicle customers.
The new chargers are designed to serve permit holders in the ACC garage. The chargers are located in the northeast corner of the garage on levels P5 thru P7. There are four chargers on each level.
According to the UC San Francisco Transportation Services annual commute survey, 3.75 percent of UCSF faculty, staff and students reported using all electric vehicles. Further, 11.75 percent of respondents reported using alternatively fueled vehicles, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, compressed natural gas and biodiesel vehicles.
To use the new chargers, drivers must first sign up for a ChargePoint access card. The cost to charge vehicles is $1.25 per hour. EV stall use and charging is limited to four hours maximum per day, per vehicle.
Senior Parking Operations Manager Wayne Kwan said the chargers are popular with drivers so it’s important to adhere to the four-hour time limit. “EV chargers provided on campus are intended to be shared use,” he said. “In order for all UCSF EV owners to have an opportunity to access the chargers, please limit your charging session to four hours maximum per day. I want to thank everyone for their understanding.”
The university is in the process of reviewing current electrical load capacities and requirements to update parking garage and surface lot facilities to support expanding EV charging stations, said Director of Transportation Services, Erick Villalobos. “The challenge is providing electrical infrastructure to support new or additional EV charging stations, especially in UCSF’s older garages like the ACC.”
According to the State of California’s 2016 Zero-Emission Vehicles Action Plan, California is one of the world’s largest markets for Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV). Market trends and industry research indicate that sales of all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the San Francisco Bay Area region will continue to grow through 2025. The State of California has mandated that 15 percent of all new vehicle sales be Zero Emission Vehicles by 2025, as part of the state’s comprehensive climate action plan. Providing additional EV stations at UCSF supports anticipated demand and reduces barriers to adopt zero emission vehicles.
When you decrease your impact on the environment by driving a fuel-efficient, low-emitting vehicle, you increase your access to priority parking in UCSF garages. A limited number of priority parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Spaces are accessible to qualifying cars and can be identified by the green vehicle parking sign.
To see if your car qualifies, please visit the GreenerCars site. This list is provided by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, and includes vehicles that meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED criteria. The ACEEE list is updated annually.
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