In support of CU Boulder's environmental initiatives, the university is expanding charging capacity for personal plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on campus.

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Charger locations and specs

Map of CU Boulder charger locations

You can also use ChargePoint's Find a Location tool to find charger locations across the U.S.

  • Wolf Law (main campus) - Lot 470 has one level II port, and one level I port.
  • Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) has one level II dual charger in the front visitor lot and five level II chargers in the northeast lot (lot 556) with total capacity to charge 12 vehicles at a time.
  • Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building (east campus) has two level II dual chargers - with capacity to charge four vehicles at a time.
  • Center for community parking garage (lot 327) - five level II dual chargers with capacity to charge 10 vehicles at a time (C4C chargers are only available to lot 327 permit holders).

Coming soon

  • Folsom Parking Garage (lot 391) - seven level II chargers with capacity to charge 14 vehicles at a time

 

Use policy

  • Access to vehicle chargers may vary. All chargers are open to any plug-in EV user: staff, students, and visitors (no permit necessary) except for the Center for Community (C4C). C4C chargers are only available to lot 327 permit holders.
  • Designated spaces are for plug-in EVs only.
  • Vehicles must be plugged in and actively charging at all times when parked in an EV spot. When charging is complete, please move your vehicle to a regular, non-EV charging spot. Tip: Opt in to ChargePoint’s notification feature to receive a text or email when your vehicle is fully charged.
  • It is prohibited to use electrical outlets in parking facilities or buildings for the purpose of vehicle charging.
  • Failure to observe these rules may result in a citation or towing.

Cost

  • CU charging stations are on the ChargePoint Network and function as the parking payment machine, which will assess the parking fee for visitors or staff without a permit.
  • Permit holders charge for free (must be a monthly/semester permit). Charging fees are included in the cost of the permit, but users must be ChargePoint members and set up a "Connection" via ChargePoint's website or app. (Learn how to set up a ChargePoint account below under: Using the ChargePoint Network)
  • Visitors and staff who do not have a parking permit must pay $2.00/hr during business hours, Monday-Friday, and $1.00/hr after hours and weekends. Review lot signage or review the ChargePoint app for business hours.

Using the ChargePoint Network

  • All charging stations are connected to the ChargePoint network. If you plan to charge on campus, we encourage you to become a ChargePoint member. As a member you can download the ChargePoint app to start and stop charging sessions remotely, or you can use the RFID card provided to you. Register for a membership on the ChargePoint Network website then click on the Connections tab.

  • Set up a ChargePoint "Connection" by reviewing graphic instructions{1] or a descriptive list.

[1]The PDF document on this page is not fully accessible for users who employ screen readers and other assistive devices. If you use assistive technology and are seeking instructions for setting up an account for the "ChargePoint" app, please review the descriptive list for ADA compliant instructions.