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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

CSULB has 44 electric vehicle (EV) charging spaces on campus.

These EV charging stations are located in Lot G7, E8, Pyramid Parking Structure and the Palo Verde South Parking Structure. Please view the EV Charger map [PDF] for specific information regarding EV Charger locations on campus. Although students, staff and faculty can charge for free, a valid parking permit is required at all times when parking on CSULB campus.

Please review our EV Parking Regulations prior to using EV parking spaces on campus.

STEP 1: REVIEW EV CHARGING FEES

University staff, faculty, and students (Free)

University staff, faculty active on payroll, and currently enrolled students are eligible for free EV charging with the CSULB Connection (see Step 3).

CCPE Students and Auxiliary Employees ($0.25 per kWh):

CCPE students and auxiliary employees may charge electric vehicles by paying for charging services at a reduced rate of $0.25 per kWh with the CSULB Connection (see Step 3).

Campus Guests and Visitors ($0.40 per kWh)

Campus guests and visitors may charge their electric vehicles by paying for charging services at the guest rate of $0.40 per kWh in addition to the required CSULB parking fee. Please visit Permit Information for the most current parking rates. This EV charging rate will apply to all other users not mentioned above including Vendor, Volunteer, Emeriti, Chancellor's Office, other CSU employees, OLLI, LifeFit, SRWC, Club Sports, etc.

STEP 2: CREATE A CHARGEPOINT ACCOUNT

To use ChargePoint EV charging stations, users must first sign up for a ChargePoint account or call ChargePoint Customer Service at 888.758.4389. If you already have a ChargePoint account, please skip to Step 3.

  1. Creating a ChargePoint account
    1. Please visit www.chargepoint.com and Sign-up (Chrome or Firefox browsers only).
    2. Download the ChargePoint App or request a ChargePoint card that can be mailed to the address provided during registration.

STEP 3: REGISTER FOR YOUR CSULB CONNECTION

Please complete the following steps to establish a connection with CSULB using the CSULB Connection Code. This step only applies to university staff, faculty active on payroll, currently enrolled students, CCPE students, and auxiliary employees. All other individuals, please skip to Step 4.

STEP 4: 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.
    3. Contact ChargePoint Customer Service. Call 888.758.4389 to start a charging session over the phone.
  2. Begin charging session
    1. The charging port will be released.
    2. Plug the port into your vehicle to begin charging.
    3. The ChargePoint App can now provide you with updates about your vehicle's charging status and notifications when your vehicle is fully charged.
  3. End charging session
    1. 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

EV Charging Stations Map (PDF)

Parking policies are reviewed on a regular basis and are subject to change based on program needs. Tampering or removing a charger from another vehicle while in use is prohibited per CVC 10852 and CVC 21113(a).

For questions regarding your account, please call the ChargePoint Customer Service line at 888.758.4389. For questions regarding parking procedures and rates, please contact CSULB Sustainable Transportation at 562.985.7433 during normal business hours or email ride@csulb.edu.