Electric Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle Focus Groups Forming

Parking and Transportation Service would like to thank those who participated in the three focus groups held on Feb 17. Your feedback is important to the program. Please assist us by completing this short survey. The survey will remain open throughout the summer.

New Electric Charging Station

The University hosts 21 electric vehicle charging stations open to University faculty, staff, students, and affiliates.

Station Locations

Baltimore Grand Garage, second level
Lexington Street Garage, first level
Plaza Garage, first level
Pratt Street Garage, first level
Pearl Street Garage, third level
Penn Street Garage, first level
Saratoga Street Garage, fourth level

Charging Your Vehicle

The stations, manufactured by ChargePoint Inc., charge two vehicles per station. Each station provides 6.8 kilowatts of charging power (3.4 kilowatts when shared).

To charge your vehicle, you have the following options:

  • Contact 1-888-758-4389
  • Use your ChargePoint ChargePass
  • The ChargePoint app using your iPhone or Android

Note:

  1. Lexington Garage is “off-limits” for relocating before 4 p.m. if you are not assigned to the garage.
  2. Upon entry, when relocating to another garage, “pull a ticket” from the dispenser (after 4 p.m. and on weekends swipe your card).
  3. On exit, print your name, permit number, and EV charging on your ticket.
  4. Persons assigned to a surface lot are not authorized to use the Charging Stations on campus before 4 p.m. on weekdays.
  5. All vehicles must be charging when parked in the spaces. Violators will be ticketed.
  6. As a reminder, please limit the use of the station to four hours so others parkers may utilize the service.

Electric Vehicle Institute

Electric Vehicle Charging 2021Parking and Transportation Services has partnered with the Electric Vehicle Institute to install three additional electric charging stations in Lexington Garage (two) and Plaza Garage (one).

No charging access card is required for use; just release the handle and plug into your vehicle.

ChargePoint ChargePass

Activate your pass

For more information on the benefits of electric vehicles and charging stations, visit UMB Go Green.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  • What is the purpose of the Electric Charging Stations?    

               The electric charging stations are campus are for supplemental charging of vehicles.

  • How many Electric Charging Stations are there in the garages?

The University hosts 21 electric vehicle charging stations open to university faculty, staff, students, affiliates and visitors.

  • How do I use the ChargePoint Stations?

Please click the link for charging instructions. https://www.umaryland.edu/parking/alternative-transportation/electric-charging-stations/

  • I noticed there is another brand of chargers (Electric Vehicle Institute) located in the garages. How do I use them?

Parking and Transportation Services has partnered with the Electric Vehicle Institute to install three additional electric charging stations in Lexington St. garage (two) and Plaza garage (one). No charging access card is required for use; just release the handle and plug into your vehicle.

  • Am I allowed to relocate to another garage if the charging stations at my home garage are all being used?

Yes you can relocate. Upon entry, when relocating to another garage, “pull a ticket” from the dispenser. On exit, print your name, permit number, and EV charging on your ticket. You will not be charged. (After 4 p.m. and on weekends just swipe your card).

  • I’m assigned to a surface lot on campus. Can I use the charging stations during business hours?

Persons assigned to a surface lots are not authorized to use the Charging Stations on campus before 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.

  • Is there a ChargePoint App I can download on my phone?

Yes. Please click the link for all the app features. https://www.chargepoint.com/drivers/mobile

  • Can I park in a charging station space even if don’t need a charge?

EV etiquette is necessary when using the stations is paramount. Parking in the EV spaces when you don’t need a charge is not considerate to other EV drivers. We want to make sure as many people can use the charging stations when needed.

  • I can’t move my vehicle from the space after the 4 hour posted limit.

We understand some days you’re not able to move your vehicle. However, there are days you can. If you know you’re not able to move your vehicle that day you should charge at home the night prior and not park in the space when you come to work. This will allow someone else the ability to get a needed charge as this will help in better utilizing the 21 stations.

  • I always aim for 100% charge. Am I wrong for doing that?

If your battery charge is at 75-80 percent you’re pretty full. Please consider getting a charge later or at home.

  • Will I be ticketed if I park my car in a charging space and not charging?

All vehicles must be charging when parked in the spaces. Violators will be ticketed.

  • Can I charge my vehicle using a regular convenience outlet?

No, using a regular convenieince outlet is not allowed due to safety. Violators will be ticketed.