Electric Charging Stations

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

What is the purpose of the electric charging stations?

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

How many electric charging stations are there in the garages?

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

How do I use the ChargePoint stations?

Please click here for charging instructions.

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 Garage (two) and Plaza Garage (one). No charging access card is required for use; just release the handle and plug in to 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.

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

EV etiquette 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 as possible can use the charging stations when needed.

What if I can’t move my vehicle from the space after the 4-hour posted limit?

We understand there will be some days when you’re not able to move your vehicle. However, there are days when 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 to get a needed charge and will help in better utilizing the 21 stations.

I always aim for 100 percent 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 am 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 reasons. Violators will be ticketed.

Why was this over limit fee imposed?

In February 2022, Parking and Transportation held three focus sessions for electric vehicle users and other interested members of the UMB community to discuss many of the issues EV users faced. It was determined that a policy was needed to be implemented whereby all EV parkers would get an opportunity to use the stations if needed. Parkers currently are not abiding by the posted 4-hour charging limit and park in the spaces all day. We hope this new policy will help change the habits of some of our EV parkers.

Will the EV parkers use the station the same as before?

The only difference is that you must have a payment method on file to use the station.

How will this fee be collected?

You must have a payment method (credit/debit card) on file to use the stations. 

Will this fee be imposed every day on campus?

Yes, this fee will be in effect every day 24/7. 

What will be the new EV station rule?

The new rule is as follows: No fee for the first 4 hours and 30 minutes. After the 4.5-hour limit is expired, an over limit fee will kick in at $2 an hour with a maximum of $10.  

Will I be charged more than $10 if I stay over the 4.5-hour limit?

No, but credit fees may apply according to your credit card agreement.

Will I be ticketed if I am parked in the EV space and not plugged in?

Yes. You will receive a citation for breaking this rule.

You have another brand of station (Electric Vehicle Institute-EVI) at some locations. Does this apply?

When using the EVI station, you will have to swipe your credit/debit card first to use it. The over limit fee rule will apply as well.