Electric Vehicles (EVs)
Vanderbilt is committed to electrifying its fleet and encouraging students, faculty and staff to use an electric vehicle (EV), if they choose to drive to campus.
Vanderbilt maintains support infrastructure for individuals who use electric vehicles. There are currently 16 EV charging stations located in the 25th Avenue, Wesley Place and Terrace Place garages and in Lot 5B.
Users must limit their charging sessions to two hours. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in citations and/or towing. This limit allows enough time for charging while ensuring a number of people can access the charging stations throughout the day.
Locations and Rates
View a map of electric vehicle charging stations on campus here.
25th Avenue Garage, Wesley Place Garage and Lot 5B:
Charging stations are in hourly paid parking spaces in the 25th Avenue Garage (spaces 325 & 326), Wesley Place Garage (spaces 52 & 53) and Lot 5B (spaces 44-53). When using the charging station, you must have an active Vanderbilt annual parking permit or pay the hourly rate.
Terrace Place Garage:
There are two charging stations on the first level of Terrace Place Garage (spaces 61 & 63) available for daily parking participants.
The charging stations in the 25th Avenue, Wesley Place and Terrace Place garages are now Blink charging stations. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to use the Blink charging stations or follow the guidance below.
- Step One: Remove charging plug from port and plug into EV.
- Step Two: Indicate which charger you are using on the Advanced LCD screen (i.e., Charger 001 or Charger 002).
- Step Three: Wait for count-down to begin and initiate charger with GREEN button on screen. Listen for the tone indicating that the charger has been activated. Can take up to 20 seconds.
The charging stations in Lot 5B are Eaton charging stations. Look for a decal with step-by-step instructions on how to use the Eaton charging stations on the charging units and follow the guidance below.
- Step One: Confirm “power indicator” light is steady on unit. If “power indicator” is blinking the unit may not function.
- Step Two: Press release with thumb, remove connector from dock and plug connector into charging inlet on vehicle.
- Step Three: “Charging indicator light” will be steady on unit if vehicle is charging. “Charging indicator light” will be blinking if unit is connected but waiting for vehicle to start or resume charging.
- Step Four: To stop charging, press release with thumb, remove connector from vehicle and plug connector back into dock.
If you have suggestions for how to make campus more EV friendly, please contact MoveVU@vanderbilt.edu.