Electric Vehicle Charging at UMaine
The Office of Sustainability works with Parking and Transportation Services to support electric vehicle charging on campus.
UMaine currently has 28 level-1 (120 Volt, 15 Amp) faculty/staff EV charging spaces that require users to purchase an EV parking permit from the Parking Office (Click Here for more info), five level-2 (240 Volt, 30-40 Amp) public pay-to-charge EV charging stations (Click Here for more info), and two level-2 (240 Volt, 30-40 Amp) resident-student-only EV charging stations that are free and activated by MaineCard.
The five level-2 (240 Volt, 30-40 Amp) public pay-to-charge EV charging stations are credit card activated. The ASCC Lot EV charging station costs $1.00 per hour and the four Stevens Lot EV charging stations cost $1.50 per hour to charge.
Charging Levels Explained
This is the same as plugging your vehicle into a standard 120V outlet. It charges at a rate of 2-5 miles of range per hour.
This type of charging uses a 240V power system. It is more energy efficient than Level 1 charging. It charges at a rate of 20-30 miles of range per hour (Depending on the capacity of the EV’s onboard charger).
Also called DC fast charging (or DCFC for short), this charger converts AC power to DC power and connects directly to the battery for super fast charging. Typical DCFCs can charge at a rate of 100-200+ miles of range per 30 minutes.