Charging your Personal Vehicle

The University of Southern Maine provides electric vehicle (EV) charging on campus, as one of many strategies, to help achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by the year 2040.

The Portland campus currently has two free, level-2 charging stations. One is available to the general public and is located just outside the entrance to the parking garage on Surrenden Street. The other is available to paying users of the parking garage, including students, staff and faculty with valid hang tags (it is located on the 1st floor in the northeast corner).

The Gorham campus currently has one free, level-2 charging station. It is available to staff and faculty and is located in the Russell Hall lot.

There is currently a two-hour limit on parking in designated EV charging spaces. Please be courteous to other users.

When the new parking garage is completed in the summer of 2023, there will be an additional 58 charging plugs available to students, staff, faculty and visitors. Research and analysis will be ongoing to assess the need for more charging stations in future years.

University’s Electric Fleet

The USM Facilities Management department operates several electric-powered bicycles toting trailers on campus, in an effort to get more gasoline trucks and vans off the road. These vehicles are used year-round by technicians.