Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Five of the University Central’s stations were donated by Schneider Electric and Plant Operations has installed them in the following garages:
• Wesley Place Garage (double charger): Spaces 52 and 53
• 25th Avenue Garage (double charger): Spaces 325 and 326
• Terrace Place Garage (single charger): Space 63
The Smart Modal Area Recharge Terminal, or SMART station, located in Lot 5B at the corner of 21st Avenue and Broadway, can accommodate 10 vehicles. The SMART station is a joint project of Vanderbilt, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Electric Power Research Institute to collect data on the operation of a charging station as well as the integration of the station into the operation of a “smart” power grid. This data will inform the further development of Tennessee’s electric vehicle infrastructure.
Rates will be the same as the regular paid parking rates: $1 per ½ hour or a $10 daily maximum. These fees cover the cost of parking and there is no additional charge for electricity use.
The VUMC chargers are part of the ECOtality project; a federally funded initiative to support electric vehicle production. These stations will be used as a “topping off” charge to help decrease range anxiety. Currently there is no cost to the user, however charging will be limited to two hours in order to give as much access to as many users as possible. The stations are located on the following lots:
• Lot 113 at the corner of Pierce Avenue and 21st Avenut (two single chargers)
• Dixie Place between the Central Garage and Oxford House (two single chargers)
To use the VUMC chargers, users will need to register through the Blink Network and request a RFID card to activate the charging station. The Blink Network also has maps to other EV charging stations located throughout the country that can be accessed by web or by smartphones with the Blink Network mobile app.
Visit the link below for instructions on setting up your account with The Blink Network and to request a RFID card: