Electric Vehicle Charging

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You must have a valid UCR Parking Permit and initiate a charging session through the adjacent ChargePoint Station to park in the EV space.

Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations are available in the following lots:

  • Lot 1 - 4 chargers (one of these chargers is only available to those with a Disabled Person Parking Placard or DP license plate)
  • Lot 6 - 4 chargers
  • Lot 9 - 4 chargers
  • Lot 15 - 4 chargers
  • Lot 20 - 2 chargers
  • Lot 24 - 12 chargers
  • Lot 30 - 2 chargers

Please view the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Map.

 

  • STEP 1: CREATE A CHARGEPOINT ACCOUNT

    To use ChargePoint EV charging stations, users must first sign up for a ChargePoint account online or by calling ChargePoint Customer Service at 888.758.4389.

    1. Creating a ChargePoint account:

          a. Please visit www.chargepoint.com to create an account.

          b. Download the ChargePoint App or request a ChargePoint card that can be mailed to the address provided during registration.

  • STEP 2: REGISTER FOR YOUR UCR CONNECTION

    UCR Faculty, Staff and Students will receive a $1 per hour discount by adding the connection code UCREV1 to their ChargePoint account.  Once you have logged in to ChargePoint's system, click on the title "Connections".  At the top of the Connections screen, you will see a place to enter the Connection code.  Enter the Connection code and right click to apply.  You will be asked for your UCR employee ID or student ID number.  After you have submitted your application, Transportation Services will be notified and asked to approve the application before the discount is applied.  Requests are usually processed the next business day.

    As a reminder, ChargePoint will bill you for your usage based on the length of time your vehicle is connected to the charging station so please make sure you move your vehicle accordingly.

     
  • STEP 3: HOW TO START YOUR CHARGING SESSION

    Use the following steps to charge your vehicle at the ChargePoint charging stations on campus.

    1. At the charging station
      1. Tap to charge. With the ChargePoint app installed, open the app and hold your phone over the reader symbol on the station. Your payment will be received via credit card or Android/Apple Pay.
        • iPhone: In the ChargePoint app, go to Menu, select Account and then Manage Cards. Pick "set it up,” add your ChargePoint pass to Apple Wallet and tap your phone on the station to charge.
        • Android: Enable NFC, turn your phone screen on and tap your phone on the station to charge.
        • Note: To use tap to charge, you’ll need iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7 and 7 Plus running iOS 10 or newer, Apple Watch Series 2, Series 1 and 1st generation or Android 4.4 or later with NFC.
      2. Use the ChargePoint card. Tap your activated ChargePoint card on the card reader symbol on the station.
    2. Contact ChargePoint Customer Service. Call 888.758.4389 to start a charging session over the phone.
      • The charging port will be released.
      • Plug the port into your vehicle to begin charging.
      • The ChargePoint App can now provide you with updates about your vehicle's charging status and notifications when your vehicle is fully charged.
    3. Begin charging session
    4. End charging session
      • Disengage the port from your vehicle and place it back on the ChargePoint station to end your session.

    Want to see how to use the ChargePoint stations? Watch the ChargePoint video

    Need more information? Check out the ChargePoint FAQ

  • STEP 4: REVIEW RATES
    Electric Vehicle Charging Rates as of 9/1/2019 Timeframe
    UCR Affiliates

    $0.50/hr

    $2.50/hr

    First 2 hours

    Per hour rate after first 2 hours.

    Non-Affiliates

    $1.50/hr

    $3.50/hr

    First 2 hours

    Per hour rate after first 2 hours.