Using an electric vehicle charging station
Transportation Services has contracted with ChargePoint, an easy-to-use network portal for managing electric fueling. Those choosing to utilize the charging stations must first register with ChargePoint. (The station in Lot 64 is an exception, as it is not a ChargePoint unit.)
You must have an active ChargePoint account in order to use the ChargePoint stations on campus. Activate a ChargePoint account online. Once you have an active ChargePoint account, you enter the parking facility (using your permit or by pulling a visitor ticket) and park in the designated stall for EV charging.
There is no additional fee for using a charging station on the UW-Madison campus, but you must pay any applicable parking charges (visitor fees, Flex parking fees, or annual permit fees).
Ways to start a charging session:
- Tap your ChargePoint card on the unit’s smart card symbol
- Use the ChargePoint mobile app to find your station and select “Start Charge”
Once authorized, the holster unlocks so you can plug the connector into your car.
When your charging session is complete (or within four hours, whichever comes first), tap your ChargePoint card on the station reader or use the ChargePoint app. You can then unplug the connector from your car and put it back in the holster.
If you have any issues with the charging units, contact ChargePoint Support toll free 24 hours at (888) 758-4389.