estabrooke residential chargerElectric 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

Level 1:

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.

Level 2:

This type of charging uses a 240V power system. It is more energy efficient than Level 1 charging. It charges at a rate of 10-30 miles of range per hour (Depending on the capacity of the EV’s onboard charger).

Level 3:

Also called DC fast charging, this charger converts AC power to DC power for super fast charging. It charges at a rate of 50+ miles of range per 20 minutes.