Electric Vehicles (EV)


sdsu ev charging

According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), passenger vehicles are the top emitter of GHG the state. California has a goal of 5 million zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the roads by 2030 and 250,000 EV charging stations installed by 2025.  Infrastructure targets for chargers and hydrogen fueling stations to support this substantial growth can be found in the Path to 2030.

SDSU has signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment and has identified goals in its Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The EV charging program at SDSU is managed by the Facilities Services Department.


SDSU provides 32 Level 2, EV charging ports throughout campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Charging stations can be found in the following areas:

  • Parking 2A
  • Parking 2C
  • Parking 3
  • Parking 7
  • Parking 8
  • Parking 12
  • Parking 14

You can also visit the Chargepoint Network Map and search for 'San Diego State University' for locations.

  • ChargePoint membership is required and can be obtained by visiting ChargePoint.  
  • The price to charge is $0.26 per kilowatt hour (effective 12/1/2022) and a SDSU permit is required.
  • Vehicles parked in EV parking spaces with a posted time restriction may not exceed the posted time limit and are subject to citation per CVC 21113A.
  • EV charging parking spaces located in Faculty/Staff (F/S) areas require a F/S permit.
  • EV charging parking spaces located in ADA parking spaces require a California Disabled Parking Permit.

*For questions regarding charges/account, please call the ChargePoint Customer Service line at 888-758-4389.           

Rebates & Incentives

There are many advantages to switching to an electric vehicle!

  1. Reduce your carbon emissions by over 5,000 lbs/year.* 
  2. Receive up to $7,500 in federal tax credits to purchase your EV. 
  3. Receive up to $14,000 in rebates. Check which you may qualify for by using this online calculator
  4. Save up to $900/year in reduced fuel costs.
  5. Enjoy HOV lanes without a passenger with a Clean Air Vehicle decal.
  6. Easily charge at home by using a charging cord (included with vehicle purchase). Plug directly into a standard 110v outlet or purchase a at home chargers and sign up for a Time of Use Plan with SDGE.

        * For a list of statewide incentives visit: goelectricdrive.org or driveclean.ca.gov