EV Charging Policy

As part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) strategic initiative and Parking and Transportation Services’ (PTS) ongoing commitment to sustainability, there will be a change to the electric vehicle (EV) charging program starting October 17, 2022, as follows:

  • The first four hours will continue to be at NO charge for all EV charging station users.
  • After four hours, there will be a 30-minute grace period to allow those parkers time to move their vehicles from the EV charging stations.
  • After the grace period, a $2-per-hour fee will be charged to the payment method that is on file with ChargePoint. The charging fee will not exceed $10 per day.
  • This new policy applies 24/7 per session.

These changes will give other EV owners at UMB the opportunity to charge their EV vehicles while on campus. The purpose of the charging stations is to provide enough charge to return home, thus parking and not charging is not sustainable for all EV charging users.

Vehicles that are left in the EV spaces must be plugged in and charging. Violators will be subject to a parking citation issued by UMB Public Safety. 

To learn more about our EV charging program, click here. For questions about the new charging policy, please contact PTS’ Tony Green on this feedback form.

Notes:

  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 other parkers can utilize the service.

Charging Your Vehicle

The stations, manufactured by ChargePoint, Inc., charge two vehicles per station, when shared.

To charge your vehicle, you have the following options:

  • Contact 1-888-758-4389.
  • Use your ChargePoint Charge Pass.
  • Use the ChargePoint app on your iPhone or Android.
  • You must have a payment method on file to utilize the ChargePoint Stations.

Electric Vehicle Institute

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

The same rules apply to the EVI Stations as aforementioned. Instead of your payment method being on file, you will:

  1. Swipe your credit card at the reader on the station.
  2. Release the handle and plug in your vehicle.
  3. Your card will be charged after 4.5 hours has elapsed.
  4. A merchant service fee may apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 four-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.

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 this fee be imposed every day on campus?

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

How will this fee be collected?

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

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.

You have another brand of station (EVI-Elective Vehicle Institute) 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.

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.

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.