14 places to charge your electric vehicle in Birmingham, including UAB and Uptown

Birmingham, Alabama, Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Birmingham, Alabama, Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
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Own an electric vehicle (EV), or considering purchasing one? A growing number of electric vehicle charging stations across Birmingham make it more practical than ever to go electric. Here’s where you can charge your ride in the Magic City.

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) offers public electric vehicle charging stations in 3 locations.

UAB first installed EV charging stations in 2016 and has been adding and upgrading stations ever since. In spring 2018, the university unveiled 8 new public-access EV charging stations. This June, UAB opened 18 more for faculty and staff—that means less competition for those precious public-access ports.

Charge up your ride at UAB even if you’re not faculty or staff. The yellow markers on this handy, interactive map, created by the UAB Reporter, indicate charging stations that are open to the public.

Find EV charging stations, open 24/7 to the general public, at these UAB locations

  • Express Lot No. 4, at 410 10th St. South
  • Lot 5A, off 16th St. South between 7th Ave. South and University Blvd.
  • Lot 77, at 921 19th St. South

Download the free ChargePoint mobile app to use UAB’s J1772 chargers. You’ll get a full charge in four hours.

Birmingham, Alabama, Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
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Birmingham’s Uptown Entertainment District offers 8 Tesla charging stations.

Convenient to four interstates, Uptown’s Telsa charging stations are located in the parking lot behind Mugshots and Your Pie restaurants, on 23rd Street North.

Birmingham, Alabama, Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
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While your Tesla juices up at Uptown, you can (1) rent a Zyp bike, (2) eat at your fave restaurant, (3) grab a brew at Octane, or (4) hit balls and enjoy the view at Topgolf.

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McWane Science Center has NEMA520 and  J1772 electric vehicle charging stations, connected to the ChargePoint network.

Take your young ones out for interactive science activities and power up your vehicle at the McWane Science Center, located at 200 19th St. North in Birmingham.

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Grand Bohemian Hotel offers guests access to Tesla and J1772 charging stations.

If you’re a guest of the Grand Bohemian Hotel, located at 2655 Lane Park Road in Mountain Brook, see the valet for access to the EV charging stations.

Alabama Power and its parent company, Southern Company, have J1772 charging stations available for employees downtown and off Highway 280.

When an employer offers EV charging stations, it makes driving electric cars more practical for employees.

Regions Bank has J1772 charging stations, which are connected to the ChargePoint network, at 2 Birmingham locations.
  • 2090 Parkway Office Circle, Birmingham
  • 250 Riverchase Parkway East, Regions Drive, Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
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The following 5 local car dealerships have on-site electric vehicle charging stations, available during regular dealership hours.
  • BMW of Birmingham, 2000 Tom Williams Way, Irondale, AL 35210 (type: J1772)
  • Benton Nissan of Bessemer, 5487 Academy Way, Bessemer (type: J1772)
  • Benton Nissan of Hoover, 1640 Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham (types: J1772, CHADEMO)
  • Jim Burke Nissan, 1300 3rd Ave. North, Birmingham (type: J1772)
  • Serra Nissan, 1500 Center Point Pkwy, Birmingham (type: J1772)