UCSC Fleet received $27,000 in grant funds from the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD) to go towards the purchase of the campus fleet's first full-electric vehicle Nissan LEAF which will be used by the Physical Plant department. This will replace a 2000 Ford Focus and will be a step in the direction of converting other campus fleet vehicles to electric vehicles. TAPS and Fleet will continue to look for other funding and purchasing opportunities to convert additional vehicles to electric and other alternative fuels.
Those interested in electric vehicles for personal use on this campus can find more information on the TAPS website here.
Electric Vehicle Discounts Available for Staff & Faculty
Attention all UCSC Staff and Faculty! You are eligible for a discount on a lease or purchase of a Nissan LEAF for personal use through December 31, 2014. Electric vehicle chargers are available in Core West for use at a fee of only $1 per hour of charging (details). Please see the flier below and contact the local Nissan dealer if you are interested in learning more about the discount. Please be sure to note that the University, Transportation and Parking Services, and the Sustainability Office do not endorse one particular electric vehicle vendor or their products.