Electric Vehicles

Learn more about UMaine’s Electric Vehicles policies and where you can charge your electric vehicles around campus.

Find Your Electric Vehicle Charging Spot

Find and utilize our pay-as-you-go public EV charging spaces around campus.

 ASCC lot – Level 2 (one space) $1.00 per hour
 AMC/Stevens Lot – Level 2 – space 1 $1.50 per hour
 AMC/Stevens Lot – Level 2 – space 2 $1.50 per hour
 AMC/Stevens Lot – Level 2 – space 3 $1.50 per hour
 AMC/Stevens Lot – Level 2 – space 4 $1.50 per hour

The public EV station locations and charging instructions can be found through at the following Plugshare.com website links:

For more information on electric vehicle charging while on campus please see the Office of Sustainability website:  https://umaine.edu/sustainability/initiatives/evcharging/.

The UMaine EV parking permit is currently only available to UMaine staff or faculty who already qualify for a blue Staff/Faculty permit and as space allows.

  • Always display your UMaine EV parking permit.
  • Non-electric vehicles are not allowed to park in an EV designated space. A Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) or a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). Both can be charged from an electrical outlet. This will result in a ticket and towing at the owner’s expense. 
  • The EV permit may be used in any vehicle registered to that particular permit holder and must be displayed in the vehicle while parked on campus.
  • Only full electric (BEV) or Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) vehicles with a valid UMaine EV parking permit are permitted to use the electrical outlets associated with UMaine’s Level-1 EV parking spaces.
  • Only park in your reserved space in an Electric Vehicle Designated Area. Parking in another EV permit holder’s reserved space will result in a ticket and towing of the offending vehicle.
  • An EV permit-holder’s reserved space will remain until the next annual registration period.
  • UMaine EV parking permits also allow the holder to park in their designated EV parking space or any blue/black lot.
  • During the Winter Parking Ban (Nov. 1–May 1), all EV parking spaces are closed to parking between the hours of 12 midnight and 6 a.m. The Bridge Tennis Court lot (commuter section only) and College Ave South lots are available for temporary parking during these hours.
If you see something, say something: Call 207.581.4047 if a vehicle is in violation.
  • A resident permit holder should contact Auxiliary Enterprises (Sally Clark) for access to a charger and rules. 
  • An approved user’s MaineCard will be tied to the residential chargers.
  • A resident with an EV permit may only park in red lots when not charging, unless otherwise instructed by Parking Services signage.
    • Current qualified EV spaces for residents are located in:
      • Estabrooke Hall parking lot: 1 space
      • Somerset Hall parking lot: 1 space
  • Requirements of residents who charge:
    • Users are allowed a maximum charge time of 3 or 4 hours; Overnight charging is not permitted.
    • Users are allowed 30 minutes to move their vehicle once charging has ended (as indicated by LED lights on the charger)
    • Users must replace the charging cables and close the charging enclosure at the end of the charging period.
    • Users will be issued a citation if these requirements are not met

Coming soon. Available to Hotel Ursa guests only.

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  • There is a known issue with some EV charging cords tripping 120V GFCI outlets. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the recommended charging cord for your vehicle.
  • GFCI outlets have to be installed on exterior receptacles as part of the electrical safety code.
  • If the EV charging cord for your vehicle causes tripping on 120V GFCI outlets, then you will not be able to charge your vehicle on the university’s exterior outlets.
  • If your EV is not compatible with 120V GFCI outlets, please reach out to your EV manufacturer to see if they offer any solutions or an alternative charger that is compatible with 120V GFCI outlets.

Visit the EV Charging on Campus – Office of Sustainability webpage