UT supports advanced transportation technologies by offering 23 electric vehicle charger stations at three locations around campus including:
- Staff Area 23 (6 chargers) at Pat Head Summitt Street (behind Temple Hall)
- Agriculture Campus (6 chargers) at 2402 Chapman Drive (by the Central Greenhouse)
- Top level of the 11th Street Garage (5 chargers) (this is the only garage with charging stations)
- Facilities Services (6 chargers) at 2040 Sutherland Avenue
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Signage
Due to the unique nature of EV parking areas, a custom sign has been installed at each location to clearly and concisely convey the purpose and requirements associated with the EV spaces.
Special Electric Vehicle Permits Are Required
Students, Faculty, Staff, and Visitors may obtain an EV parking permit from:
Circle Park Information/Parking Booth (1500 Volunteer Blvd near the Torchbearer)
UT Parking Office (2121 Stephenson Drive off Neyland & Joan Cronan Way)
- Student, Staff, and Faculty (with a current valid UT parking permit)
This special permit will be provided at no additional charge to any student, faculty, or staff with a valid UT parking permit.
- Students, staff, and faculty may charge in any of the three areas on main campus regardless of your assigned parking area.
- Special EV parking permits must be renewed every year.
- Campus visitors (or anyone without a regular UT student, faculty, or staff parking permit) are available at the standard daily parking rate of $5.00 and would be valid for up to four hours on the day of issuance.
Regulations and Policies
The EV Charger parking areas fall under standard UT Parking Regulations and Policies, which require a UT parking permit to park on campus.
- Parking at a recharging station will be limited to four (4) hours. This time limit assists in creating turnover for the spaces in order to maximize their availability and use by EV vehicle owners.
- Overnight parking at EV charger spaces will not be permitted.
- Parking for vehicles that cannot be properly coupled to the EV charger plug and charged is strictly prohibited (e.g., gas powered vehicles, standard hybrid vehicles such as the Prius, electric GEM vehicles, etc.).
- Users of EV chargers shall follow all instructions to ensure the safe and proper use of chargers, including proper storage of the charging cord and plug after use.
- EV charging stations are not available for special events, including football, basketball, concerts, etc. unless the person has a football parking permit for that area.
Failure to abide by the UT Parking Regulations and the EV Charger Parking Area requirements may result in issuance of a citation and/or towing of the vehicle.
The current number of charging stations is meeting the current demand. If demand increases, we will explore additional options.