For more information on Transportation Services operations, please click here. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, Transportation Services is minimizing in-person contact.
The kiosks will be closed until further notice, and our lobby is closed to regular walk-in traffic. Appointments can be made if needed by contacting Parking.

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

When parking on the UC Davis campus, electric vehicles are required to purchase a virtual ELEC overlay ($10/a month) for their LRPP permit or make payment via ParkMobile using one of the EV zone numbers ($10.50 for visitors/$3.50 for affiliates).

Electric vehicles (EV) may utilize spaces that are designated for electric vehicle charging at various locations around campus. These spaces provide access for charging purposes only, up to the posted time limit. Please be courteous to other electric vehicle drivers and do not unplug vehicles without the owner’s express consent. Transportation Services requests that you return the cord to the charging station when finished.

Permit Requirements

Electric vehicles charging at designated charging stations or electrical outlets on the main campus are required to have an appropriate permit or have paid the correct rate through ParkMobile.

A virtual ELEC decal can be purchased from Transportation Services if you are purchasing a monthly LRPP permit otherwise you can pay in one of the EV zone numbers via ParkMobile. After the max time has elapsed you may repark in any C or L zone. 

Charging Options

  • LEVEL 1 CHARGING (110 outlets)
    Electric vehicles displaying a valid UC Davis permit with an ELEC decal may park on campus in a space where the permit is honored. Those who are paying via ParkMobile can use any of the EV zone numbers to pay for charging.  Vehicles may charge for an unlimited period each day when using outlets in areas not posted with a charging time limit.  
  • LEVEL 2 CHARGING STATIONS (32 amp chargers)
    Vehicles displaying any valid UC Davis permit with an ELEC decal may park and charge up to the posted 4-hour limit, after which time the vehicle must be moved to a parking space for which their permit type allows. For those without a physical permit, ParkMobile payment for an EV space is required. Vehicles are kept to the same 4 hour limit, at which time the driver would move to a non-restricted space in an A or C zone (depending on eligibility). Employees/Faculty are eligible to repark in an A or C zone, and Students may repark in any C zone [will change 7/1/21]. 

Transportation Services (TS) remains committed to supporting commuters who choose green commute alternatives. Although electricity for vehicle charging has historically been provided at no cost to drivers, establishment of this new charging rate is necessary to comply with new tax laws (Unrelated Business Income Tax) and to help recover some of the costs associated with TS providing electricity to our EV customers.