1. How do I use UCLA EV Chargers?
Step 1: Purchase a permit
UCLA affiliates may visit the Bruin ePermit Portal to purchase a permit if they do not have a valid one on file.
1. Visit the Bruin ePermit Portal
2. Login or Create a Guest Account
3. Select the parking facility
4. Complete payment
Visitors may purchase a daily permit at pay stations across campus or through the ParkMobile app.
For more information on parking permit types, such as the Clean Fuel Permit, visit our Permit Types page.
Step 2: Start your charging session
Because charging costs are included in the cost of the permit, you can park and start your charging session immediately. To use Level 1 chargers, you must bring your own cord. For information on how to secure your cord, please watch this instructional video.
2. How much of a charge will I get for my vehicle?
Level 1: Provides charging through a 120 V AC plug. Can deliver two to five miles of range per hour of charging. Customers wishing to utilize these charging stations must bring their own plug.
Level 2: Provides charging through a 240 V. Can deliver 10 to 20 miles of range per hour of charging.
Level 3: Provides charging through 480 V AC. (Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles typically do not have fast charging capabilities.) Can deliver 60 to 80 miles of range in 20 minutes of charging.
Please Note: Charging times are dependent on the type of battery, how depleted it is, and its capacity. All-electric vehicles typically have more battery capacity than plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, so charging a fully depleted all-electric vehicle takes longer.
3. What’s the difference between University Vehicle Charging Stations and Public Access Charging Stations?
The University has Electric Vehicle Charging Stations reserved for University use and are for University vehicles only. Please see posted signage for restrictions.
4. What is the SMERC Program?
Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in parking lots and structures throughout campus have been fitted with EVSmartPlugs™ as part of a study being conducted by UCLA’s Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC).
EVSmartPlugs™ are maintained by SMERC, and are only available to participants who have volunteered to be in the study.
More information about this study can be found on the SMERC website. You may also email SMERC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. What if the charger isn’t working?
In the event of any maintenance issues, please fill out the EV Maintenance Request Form. If you have any issues submitting the form, please contact us at (310) 794-7433, Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.