New EV Charging Policy Takes Effect on August 26

Faculty and Staff
Students
Parking
Sustainable Transportation

The Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) will implement new restrictions for campus electric/plug-in vehicle (EV) charging spaces on August 26, 2019. DOTS is committed to providing EV charging opportunities to the campus community and has observed that, over the past year, a large percentage of EV drivers do not move once their vehicle’s charging session has ended. The new policy is designed to increase the availability of charging stations for a growing population of EV drivers on campus.

On August 26, 2019, the following restrictions will apply to all EV charging spaces across campus, including those at satellite buildings (Severn, Patapsco, etc.):

  • Campus Parking Registrants: Vehicles parked in designated charging spaces must be actively charging.  Once charging is complete, vehicles must be relocated or the driver must begin paying the hourly rate for parking using the available meter, pay station, or ParkMobile application depending upon the location.

  • Visitors and Individuals without Campus Permits: Drivers must pay the hourly rate for parking while using campus charging stations.  Payment may be made using the available meter, pay station, or ParkMobile application depending upon the location.  Vehicles parked in designated charging spaces must be actively charging. Once charging is complete, vehicles must be relocated or continue paying to park.

  • Vehicles may not park in non-designated charging spaces and extend the charging cord from a designated space to their non-designated space.

  • Individuals may not unplug any vehicle that is charging or that has finished charging but remains in the space. 

DOTS executive director David Allen will lead three listening sessions in the coming weeks to address questions and feedback regarding the policy:

  • Wednesday, July 10 at 2 p.m., Regents Drive Garage charging station
    Add to calendar

  • Thursday, August 8 at 3 p.m., Mowatt Lane Garage charging stations
    Add to calendar

  • Thursday, August 15 at 1 p.m., Regents Drive Garage charging stations
    Add to calendar

EV drivers may also contact Mr. Allen at jdallen@umd.edu or 301-314-4532.