10+ car charging stations around the Birmingham metro area

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UAB charging station. Photo via UAB Sustainability

Electric vehicles are on the come up in Alabama. Manufacturing plants dedicated to electric vehicles are coming to the state soon and with this rise, we’re going to need to charge up somewhere. Here’s where to find car charging stations around Birmingham.

1. Publix—Downtown Birmingham

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Downtown Publix location. Photo via Bham Now
  • Location: 230 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Free for Publix customers
  • Available during store hours
  • 2 chargers located on second level parking deck

2. UAB’s Chargepoint Charging Stations

UAB has several EV (electric vehicle) stations around campus, but only three are for public use. They are supported by the ChargePoint mobile app. Here’s where you can find them:

Photo via UAB’s website

Lot 77 Parking

  • Location: 921 19th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • 2 chargers

Express Lot 4

  • Location: 898-998 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • 4 chargers

UAB Lot 5A

  • Location: 1500 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • 2 chargers

3. Uptown Entertainment District

Birmingham, Alabama, Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Photo via Uptown’s Instagram, @uptownbham
  • Location: 2221 Richard Arrington Junior Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203-1103
  • 8 chargers for Tesla cars
  • Paid parking, but parking is free with validation from an Uptown retailer or restaurant

4. McWane Science Center

Birmingham, Alabama, McWane Science Center, downtown
McWane Science Center. Photo via Terri Robertson for Bham Now
  • Location: 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL, 35203
  • Located in the McWane Science Center parking garage on Level A
  • Accessible only during garage hours of 6:30AM-10PM
  • Payment required for charger + to exit parking deck (no exit fee for McWane members)

5. Monday Night Social Club + The Denham Building

Photo via The Denham Building’s Facebook
  • Location: 14 12th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233 (adjacent parking lot)
  • 2 chargers

6. Shops of Colonnade

The Shops at the Colonnade. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now
  • Location: 3439 Colonnade Pkwy., Birmingham, AL 35243 (Near Taziki’s)
  • Available 24/7
  • 2 chargers

7. Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport

Birmingham – Shuttlesworth International airport charges into the future with new electric car charging stations. Photo via Birmingham- Shuttlesworth airport website
  • Location: 5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212, USA
  • Located on 3C Parking Deck near concourse
  • Daily parking rates at $12/day
  • Available 24/7
  • 2 Chargers

8. Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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Photo via Barber Museum
  • Location: 6030 Barber Motorsports Pkwy Birmingham, AL 35210
  • 2 chargers
  • In parking lot near front of museum
  • Go inside to pay + ask staff to turn on the charging station

9. Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods in Hoover. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
  • Location: 3780 Riverchase Village Ste 300, Hoover, AL 35244
  • 2 chargers

10. Birmingham-Southern College

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Bell tower on the Birmingham-Southern College campus. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.
  • Location: BSC, Braun Dr, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States
  • 2 chargers

But, wait! There’s more.

There’s a handy website called PlugShare that shows every charging station around the Birmingham area, including hotels, car dealerships and more.

Check out our latest on the growth of elecric vehicles in Alabama + follow us on social @BhamNow to stay in the know.


  • Chaise is a brunch-loving Content Producer and helps manage the Bham Now Instagram account.