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Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Charging

Welcome to the Cal Poly EV Community!

Cal Poly utilizes ChargePoint charging stations on campus which are a great way to recharge your electric vehicle while you are on campus. Campus charging stations are a simple way to “top-off” while on campus.

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Charging Locations Spaces Group Access
Grand Ave. Structure Level 1
Station expansion coming in 2022!
4 Employees - anytime
Student Commuters - anytime
Student Residents - never
Guests/Visitors - anytime
Lot H-2a (near Kennedy Library)
Station expansion coming in 2022!
8 Employees - anytime
Student Commuters - anytime
Student Residents – Weekdays: 5 pm - 7 am, Weekends: all day
Guests/Visitors - anytime
Structure 131 Open March 2022!

Emission reduction grant funding provided by Air Pollution Control District San Luis Obispo County. Thank you SLO County APCD!

More station expansion coming in 2022!
9 Employees – Weekdays: 12 pm - 12 am, Weekends: never
Student Commuters – Weekdays: 12 pm - 12 am, Weekends: never
Student Residents – Weekdays: 5 pm - 9 am, Weekends: all day
Guests/Visitors - anytime

Find stations on ChargePoint by searching “Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo”.

NEW Charging Rates and Policies effective January 3, 2022

  • Parking in charging spaces valid for a maximum of 4 hours
  • A valid Cal Poly parking permit or timed session is required in charging spaces
  • Charging spaces are available while actively charging ONLY
  • Charging rate of $0.50 per kWh
  • Discounts available for Cal Poly community
  • Learn how to apply Connection Code for discounted rates here
Cal Poly Employees Code: CPEM22 Discounted rate $0.30/kWh All day Monday-Friday, except for peak hours
Student Commuters Code: CPSC22 Discounted rate $0.30/kWh All day Monday-Friday, except for peak hours
Student Residents Code: CPSR22 Discounted rate $0.30/kWh Friday at 9 p.m. to Monday at 7 a.m.
Guests and Visitors Valid parking required and $0.50/kWh Any day, any time
Peak Hours All users $0.50/kWh Monday – Friday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Waitlist Feature

Waitlist lets drivers get in line when all charging spots are busy. It notifies drivers when a charging spot becomes available and gives them 30 minutes from accepting space to plug in.

If someone is waiting between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and your vehicle is either fully charged or reaches the 4 hour maximum time limit, your charging session will end and you will be notified to move your vehicle.

The waitlist is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when all charging stations are occupied. To queue on the waitlist you can tap your card at a charging station or get in line through your ChargePoint account. You will be notified via the ChargePoint app that a charging space is available. You must respond to a notification within 5 minutes before being automatically snoozed. You have 2 snoozes before you are removed from the waitlist. You have 30 minutes from the time you accept the charging space to plugging in at the station.

How to Use ChargePoint Waitlist to Get in Line to Charge