Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers on campus

Policy ID

047-0004

Effective Date

Friday, November 16, 2018

Division

Campus Services

Office of Primary Responsibility

Transportation Services

Summary of Policy

This policy defines the valid use of electrical charging stations located on the Dartmouth College campus and processes for procuring, locating, and installing EV charging stations.

Reason for Policy

Dartmouth plans for the installation of public and fleet electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in a responsible manner and manages installed public EV charging stations with monitoring and parking charges to enable fair user access and defray associated operating and maintenance costs.

Affected Parties

All Groups

Policy Statement

Public EV Charging Stations

  • Dartmouth campus charging stations are open for public use (excluding those designated for fleet vehicles).
  • Charging stations located on the Dartmouth campus are considered as a publicly available convenience that does not replace home charging as the primary charging source.
  • Stations open for public use will be networked to provide location and availability information to potential users, plus charge enrolled account holders and one-time users a parking fee by time, with a maximum stay at a rate established by Transportation Services and posted at each EV charging station. After maximum stay parking rate escalations will ensue to encourage space turnover and enable fair access.
  • Parking in EV charging stalls is restricted to vehicles plugged in for charging. Vehicles must be actively charging when parked in a charging station stall. Those in violation will be subject to enforcement action. Applicable rules and regulations shall be posted at each EV charging station location.
  • Dartmouth assumes no responsibility or liability for damage to vehicles using EV charging stations.
  • EV charging station stalls may be closed for special event parking, maintenance, and construction.
  • Use of random electric outlets on the Dartmouth campus for EV charging not identified as an EV charging station is strictly prohibited.
  • Transportation Services shall be the clearinghouse for EV charging station requests. EV charging station procurement, location, installation, and removal decisions shall be coordinated by Transportation Services, made in close consultation with Project Management Services and Facilities Operation and Management.
  • With new parking lot construction, or the significant reconstruction and/or expansion of existing parking lots in core campus locations, the project shall budget to add:
    • 1 metered EV stall when there are 50-99 parking spaces in the lot.
    • 2 metered EV stalls when there are 100 or more parking spaces in the lot.
  • If funding is identified, Transportation Services will work with Project Management Services and Facilities Operation and Management to consider the upgrade of parking spaces to metered EV stalls in existing core campus lots using the following guidelines:
    • 1 metered EV stall when there are 50-99 parking spaces in the lot.
    • 2 metered EV stalls when there are 100 or more parking spaces in the lot.
  • If funding is identified, a goal of this policy is for at least 1% of core parking spaces on campus to contain an EV charger available for public use.

Fleet EV Charging Stations

  • Campus and Transportation Services approved EV charging stations located on the Dartmouth campus and marked "not for public use" are installed exclusively to charge Dartmouth owned fleet vehicles and are not available to employees, students, or visitors of Dartmouth for charging personal vehicles.
  • Fleet vehicle EV charging stations shall not be installed in core parking lots, with costs for procurement, installation, electricity, and maintenance, plus any reserved space parking fees charged by Transportation Services, borne by the requesting department.

Exclusions & Exceptions

Exceptions to this policy may be made pending the review and approval of the Associate Vice President of Business & Hospitality.

Last Revised

Thursday, May 6, 2021