Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
In May 2013, CSUSB’s first public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations were installed to support cleaner and more efficient transportation options for employees, students and visitors. A joint effort, the Facilities Services department installed the electrical connections and procured a total of six ClipperCreek CS-40 Level 2 stations with Liberty code access keypads, and the Parking & Transportation Services department provided the locations and signage, and established the public payment system.
Dr. Kenneth Shultz, Professor of I/O Psychology, CSUSB, demonstrates the new public electric vehicle charging stations on the San Bernardino campus. Photo by Robert Whitehead, CSUSB Academic Computing & Media.
How were these funded?
The Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) covered the cost of the electrical infrastructure and connections through a grant received by the Southern California Electric Vehicle (SoCalEV) Regional Collaborative from the California Energy Commission (CEC).
The charging stations, including all equipment and installation, were provided by a grant from the Reconnect California Program, funded in part under the terms of PON-09-006 from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to upgrade and expand publicly available charging infrastructure to the SAE J1772 Level 2 charging coupler standard. This standard allows for safe vehicle charging in half the time compared to Level 1 charging and is compatible with current vehicle manufacturers.
An EV charging incentive program for CSUSB employees is provided through the Parking & Transportation Services department. This program receives its funding through the collection of parking citation fees, with no cost to tax payers or fueling rate payers.
Where are they located?
These stations are located in both parking structures on the San Bernardino campus: Three on the main access level on the south side of the East structure, and three on the lowest level on the far west side of the West structure. Both locations have disability access and are open 24/7 and on campus holidays, unless the parking structures are closed for safety reasons.
These and other charging stations are registered on the U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fueling Station Locator website and related mobile device applications.
Who can use them?
All six stations are open to the public with a four-hour parking limit in EV charging designated spaces. Vehicles that exceed the posted time limit are subject to a fee citation.
How do they work?
The following instructions are posted at each charging station. To sign up for the CSUSB employee incentive program, or if you have additional questions, please contact the CSUSB Parking and Transportation Department at 909.537.7433.