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Electric and Green Vehicle Parking

Green Vehicle Support

EV charging station access and preferred parking for green vehicles are provided as a courtesy to the Cornell community. Thank you for supporting the university's commitment to sustainability and clean transportation initiatives.

Getting Started

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

Three (3) Level Two dual-port ChargePoint EV charging stations are available on the third level of the Forest Home parking garage, and one (1) Level Two dual-port ChargePoint EV charging station is located on the first level of the Hoy Road parking garage (MAP). Spaces are first-come, first-served, and time- and permit-restricted.

  • Forest Home Parking Garage is restricted to L and J permit holders from 7:30 am to 5 pm weekdays and is open to everyone after 5 pm and on weekends.
  • Hoy Road Parking Garage is restricted to Central, G, and ParkMobile payments from 7:30 am to 5 pm weekdays and is open to everyone after 5 pm and on weekends.
  • Users can create a ChargePoint account and download the ChargePoint app to find available stations, start charging, and get updates when their vehicle is fully charged.

If you have questions about using the EV charger or obtaining a permit, please contact Transportation Services.

Alternative Fuel and Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Parking Spaces

To assist in sustainability efforts and LEED initiatives, several spaces within both parking garages are reserved for LEV and Alternative Fuel vehicle parking. These specially-signed and painted stalls are intended for permit-holders with cars that meet the standard set by the Green Building Council.  

Not sure if your vehicle meets the standard? Check out the Alternative Fuels Data Center for more info, or visit for a list of LEED-certified low-emission and alternative fuel vehicles.


  • Vehicles must be in compliance with the posted time limit and permit/payment requirement for the space.
  • Vehicle must have a charging port and be plugged in if parked in a charging space.
  • Vehicles must meet the standards for an Alternative Fuel or LEV if parked in a specially-signed space.