Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

Electric vehicle charging at the Lafayette Station

May 2019 – Effective May 28, 2019, BART riders who park at the Lafayette Station will have access to three Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Pricing will be as follows:

Monday – Sunday, All Hours

  • EVs must be plugged in to use these spaces and only EVs can be parked in these spaces. Electricity costs ($0.26/kWh) will be collected through the Greenlots charging stations in addition to a $0.50 transaction fee.

Monday – Friday, 4 AM – 3 PM

  • 1 EV space is available for first-come first-serve parking ($3 parking fee) in Parking Lot B in the row of parking nearest the Lafayette Station entrance. Approaching the station from the street, the EV charging stall will be the furthest left parking stall.
  • 3 EV spaces are Single Day Reserve Parking ($6 parking fee) in Parking Lot C under the solar canopies, adjacent to the two islands nearest the stairway to reach Parking Lot B and the station entrance.

Lafayette EV map in color

Note that there will be color-coded signs in front of each EV charging stall that will specify whether a permit or fee is required for that specific charging space:

Lafayette EV Daily Fee Parking      Lafayette EV Single Day Reserve Permit

For frequently asked questions (FAQs) about this Lafayette EV project, please see here. If you have additional questions or comments on the EV pilot program, please email BARTEVPilot@bart.gov.

BART brings EV charging to employee facilities

May 2019 – BART has installed EV charging stations at two operations and maintenance facilities, which will allow BART employees who cannot take BART to work because of their duty location to charge their vehicle. Employees at BART’s Hayward Maintenance Complex Component Repair Shop and eBART Maintenance Facility have access to four and eight Level 2 EV charging ports respectively. Furthermore, these EV charging stations at BART facilities will provide infrastructure to support the procurement of EVs as part of BART’s non-revenue fleet.

HMC Component Repair Shop EV chargers  eBART Maintenance Facility EV chargers

BART is growing its EV charging infrastructure to reduce fossil fuel consumption and support California’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal to reduce emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 as outlined in SB 32 (2016). These EV charging stations at BART facilities also support former Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-48-18, which sets a goal for 250,000 EV charging stations installed by 2025 and 5 million EVs on the road by 2030.

BART Employees can access our Workplace EV Charging Guidelines via BART's intranet

Updated pricing for electric vehicle charging at the Warm Springs Station

October 2018 – Effective October 15, 2018, BART riders will have more options when using the electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at Warm Springs Station. Pricing will be updated as follows:

Monday – Sunday, All Hours

  • EVs must be plugged in to use these spaces and only EVs can be parked in these spaces. Electricity costs ($0.13/kWh) will be collected through the ChargePoint charging stations.

Monday – Friday, 4 AM – 3 PM

  • 3 ADA EV spaces are available for first-come first-serve parking ($3 parking fee).
  • 3 non-ADA EV spaces are available to existing Monthly Reserved permit holders* who drive and charge their EVs at Warm Springs Station.
  • 12 non-ADA EV spaces are Single Day Reserve Parking ($6 parking fee).
  • 24 non-ADA EV spaces are available for first-come first-serve (Daily Fee) parking ($3 parking fee).

Note that there will be color-coded signs in front of each parking stall, displayed near the top of the EV charging station, that will specify which type of permit or fee is required for that specific parking space:

Warm Springs EV Daily Fee Parking  Warm Springs EV Single Day Reserve Permit Warm Springs EV Monthly Reserved Permit

This pricing update was based on monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of this pilot of 42 Level 2 charging stations for the past 18 months. Feedback from two rider surveys from this Spring was also considered. BART will continue to evaluate this EV charging pilot project to refine and seek out ways to improve EV charging for BART riders.

For more information, see the pilot program frequently asked questions (PDF). If you have additional questions or comments on the EV pilot program, please email BARTEVPilot@bart.gov.

*NOTE: Existing Monthly Reserved permit holders can park in the 3 designated EV charging spaces on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are no separate monthly permits for only parking in the EV charging lot. Monthly permits must be displayed on your front dashboard. Any monthly permit holders found parking in EV charging spaces that are otherwise designated (per the signage in front of each EV charging space) are subject to fines.

Electric vehicle charging at the Warm Springs Station

Warm Springs EV plugged into charger

April 2017 – As BART continues to grow so will our use of renewable energy. The recently opened Warm Springs Station has a 512kW on-site solar system that powers the station and the electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The system produces enough energy to power approximately 100 homes.

Click here to read more about sustainability at the Warm Springs Station.

Warm Springs is the first BART station with EV charging stations. There are 42 Level 2 charging stations available for BART riders. The EV charging stations are part of a pilot and will be studied and monitored to assess their use and effectiveness. The study will determine how EV charging may be integrated into BART's parking portfolio in the future.

Click here to read more about how to use the EV charging station.