CSU Maritime Academy strives to reduce the environmental impact of transportation, both for commuters and for the campus vehicle fleet. In addition, substantial academic curriculum and research focused on transportation planning, alternative fuels, and advanced vehicle design.

Electric Vehicles (EV) Charging Stations

3 EV spaces are available to the public/visitors and cadets located at the north entrance of Lot A with a 4-hour maximum time limit. 27 EV spaces are available for faculty and staff during business hours. Faculty and staff may use these spots but must adhere to the 4-hour time limit.  Charging sessions that exceed the 4 hour maximum charging time may incur a penalty. Both gas or electric vehicles may park in these parking spaces with a valid faculty and staff parking permit.  After business hours, cadets and visitors are welcome to use.

Yes, Cal Maritime charges for use of all ChargePoint Electric Vehicle Charging stations. The charge is necessary to cover costs to the University associated with electricity, maintenance and repair. To use ChargePoint EV charging stations, users must first register for a ChargePoint account, using the ChargePoint App or website at www.chargepoint.com or call 1-888-758-4389 for driver support. Please do not call the Police Department nor Sustainability Coordinator if you are having issues.

Cal Maritime Faculty, Staff, Students & Auxiliary Employees: $0.17 kWh* when registered using the campus connection code. Faculty, Staff and Cadets can login to obtain the Cal Maritime Connection code

Community Members (Non-Cal Maritime): $0.38 kWh

The primary use of the van is to transport students from Maritime North facility to the lower campus and for student-essentials shopping. The van can be used for other purposes within the battery range. The van is rated to travel 120-130 miles with one full charge, however, the manufacturer’s advice is to maintain a 20% minimum charge and recharge again. The van is now ready for use. There was a software issue that restricted the charging of the battery. This issue is now resolved.  The technician test drove the van up to Fairfield on Wednesday and Thursday. The telematics screen shows the live status of the charge and the miles. The shuttle program is in need of cadet workers and currently waiting for approval.

You would charge the 12v the same way you “jump start” the vehicle and then plug the vehicle into your L2 or L3 charger that you use to charge the high voltage (HV) batteries. Depends on how drained the system is, it may require to be charge for a long period of time. You may need to disengage the driveshaft to move the vehicle to neutral if you need to move it near a charger.

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Rizal "Riz" Verder Aliga
Coordinator for Energy and Sustainability
FAX: (707) 654-1171