Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations are available for the University of Michigan community and visitors for “top-off” charging. 

How to enroll in ChargePoint Connections step-by-step instructions

Campus Locations

Location # of Spots Permit Required
SC32, Admin Services Bldg - Ross Athletic Campus
2
Visitor Fee Required
M86, Ann Street Parking Structure - Medical Campus
3
Visitor Fee Required
NC27, Walgreen Drama Center - North Campus
2
Visitor Fee Required
M93, Wall Street East Parking Structure - Medical Campus
4
Blue
NC100, NCRC Parking Structure - North Campus
4
Blue
NC67, Dean Rd Transportation Center - North Center
2
Yellow
E3, Ruthven - Central Campus
4
Reserved/Business Vehicle
Rackham Detroit
2
Permit/Visitor Fee Required
NC60, Cooley Building - North Campus
12
Blue/Gold Permit
SC7, CSSB - Ross Athletic Campus
11
Orange
NC28, CSRB - North Campus
10
Blue
W32, Coliseum - Central Campus
10
Yellow
N26, Palmer Structure - Central Campus
10
Blue


Planned Future Installation Campus Locations

*We expect the installation to start at the locations below in spring 2024 and extend through 2024.
Location # of Spots Permit Required Completion
P1, N. Entrance Structure - Medical Campus
20
10 - Gold, 10 - Blue
April 2024
P5, CVC Structure - Medical Campus
10
Gold
March 2024
S8, Hill Structure - Central Campus
11
4 - Gold, 7 - Blue
March 2024
M99, Wall Street West Parking Structure
4
Blue
April 2024
NC51, Glazier Way - North Campus
11
Orange
Sept 2024
SC36, VTC - Ross Athletic Campus
16
Orange
June 2024


Please note that the City of Ann Arbor also now offers several electric vehicle charging stations. More details on available charging spaces in the City can be found on this
website. 

Cost

In permitted parking areas, faculty, staff, and students with appropriate parking permits for the assigned color tier will be able to use EV chargers during enforcement hours. During non-enforcement hours, chargers will be available for general use. All users will pay the charging fees described below.

Level 2 charging fees for all parking areas:

  • $1.00/hour until the vehicle is fully charged
  • After the vehicle is fully charged, a 30-minute grace period is provided to the driver to remove their vehicle from the parking space designated for the charger
  • Once the 30-minute grace period has elapsed, the overstay fee will be $3.00/hour

In visitor parking areas, all users will pay the visitor space rate (via the central pay machine or mobile payment app) in addition to the charging fees described above.

The grace period and overstay fee will be reviewed and potentially adjusted as LTP monitors the campus charging infrastructure.

Charging Instructions

All Level 2 chargers are a part of the ChargePoint Network. Please check the network map to ensure a charger is available before driving to a charging location. To have visibility to and access to the University of Michigan EV chargers, use your ChargePoint Network card or ChargePoint app. You will also need to enroll with ChargePoint Connections to affiliate your ChargePoint account with the University of Michigan driver group.

Enforcement

The spaces are designed for EV charging only, not simply EV parking. All customers must initiate a charging session through the ChargePoint station designated for the parking space.

U-M Police Department (UMPD) is responsible for enforcing University parking regulations, which requires EVs to be plugged in at all times when parked in an EV space.  

Individuals must have the proper color tiered permit for that lot AND pay for charging.

And in visitor locations, both the visitor space rate and EV charging fees apply.

Note that overstay fees can apply if you stay beyond achieving full charge to encourage greater access to other individuals requiring a charge. 

Smartphone Applications

A number of smartphone applications are available to ease the process of charging and finding charging locations:

ChargePoint Logo (White C in an Orange rounded box)
Chargepoint Network

Use this application to eliminate range anxiety by locating ChargePoint charging stations on your smartphone. Also set up notifications on the ChargePoint network to view charging stats while your car charges and receive notification when your car is done charging.

iPhone | Android

 

Charger Assistance

ChargePoint Customer Service: 

For any issues, including refund requests, please contact ChargePoint through the app’s Help, Contact Us link or call ChargePoint Driver Support at 888-758-4389.

For any mechanical issues with the charger, please contact Parking Customer Services.


Fleet Vehicle Current and Future Installation Campus Locations

Location # of Spots Installation
NC19-Draper Dr.
10
Complete
NC67 Dean Rd Transportation Bldg
2
Complete
SC10, Kipke Drive
8
Complete
Arbor Lakes 2
12
Complete
SC2, E. Keech and Green
8 (Level-3)
Fall 2025
NC62, Baxter Road
4 (Level-3)
Fall 2025


Electric Vehicle FAQ

Where can visitors or faculty/student/staff charge their electric vehicles?

U-M charging locations are here.

• Where are the current fleet vehicle chargers located?

In addition to the locations identified in the table above, U-M fleet vehicles can utilize chargers in any Blue, Yellow, or Orange EV parking space on campus where available. The chargers located in hourly visitor parking spaces can be utilized by U-M fleet vehicles (it is not necessary to pay the hourly visitor fee). 

 Are the fleet vehicle chargers available for public use?

No, fleet vehicle chargers are dedicated to U-M vehicles.

 How do I charge my U-M fleet electric vehicle?

Each vehicle is issued a RFID card to activate the charging station.  Pull up to a fleet vehicle charging location, take the RFID card issued to your vehicle, tap your card on the station, disengage the connector from the holster and plug in to your EV. 

• Can I get a RFID card?

Charging RFID cards are issued to a specific U-M fleet vehicle not individuals.

• What can I do for optimum charge life and maximum driving range?

During campus (city) driving, operate your vehicle in “L” gear.  This slows the vehicle dramatically once you remove your foot from the accelerator pedal.  This will maximize your braking regeneration going back to the batteries.

Vehicle preconditioning will help with range and performance.  Preconditioning uses the energy from the charging source (your vehicle must be plugged in) to warm or cool the cabin saving battery power for your drive.  You may program this feature using the onboard information system. 

 Am I being charged per kilowatt hour to charge my vehicle on U-M’s campus?

We are not charging for the electricity used. The fees charged are for the use of the EV chargers on campus. We are aware that some chargers have less electricity than others – no matter what chargers you use on campus, the same hourly rate is required.