VUMC Parking and Transportation Services offers four Blink Network Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations. The chargers are located in surface lots and are open to the public. Two EV chargers are located in Lot 113 at the corner of Pierce Avenue and 21st Avenue. Two additional chargers are located off of Dixie Place between the Central Garage and the Oxford House.
These stations are intended to be used as a “topping off” charge to help decrease range anxiety for patients, visitors, staff and people in the surrounding areas. Parking in these spots is limited to two hours in order to give access to as many users as possible. These chargers are operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To use the Blink 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:
The Blink chargers, manufactured by ECOtality, are level 2 chargers and support vehicles with the SAE J1772 connector.As managers of The EV Project, ECOtality is overseeing the $230 million public-private initiative, which is funded with a $114.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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