This page compiles a list of U.S. Government Federal Facilities that allow workplace charging of personal electric vehicles. EV owners are happy to pay for their electricity usage. If you are aware of additional facilities, please let us know!
Update on Dec. 4 2015: There is now explicit authorization from Congress for federal agencies to deploy charging stations at federal facilities, for use in charging personal EVs, on a remibursable basis!
President Obama has signed H.R. 22, the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).” This legislation contains a modified version of the bipartisan EV-COMUTE Act introduced by Rep. Lofgren (D-Ca.) and others earlier this year. You may access the FAST Act conference report (see section 1413(c) on page H8707) at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2015-12-01/pdf/CREC-2015-12-01-pt1-PgH8679-2.pdf.
Section 1413(c) authorizes the GSA Administrator, or the head of a Federal agency, to install, construct, operate, and maintain on a reimbursable basis a battery recharging station (or allow, on a reimbursable basis, the use of a 120-volt electrical receptacle for battery recharging) in a parking area that is in the custody, control, or administrative jurisdiction of the GSA or the Federal agency for the use of only privately owned vehicles of Federal employees and others who are authorized to park in such area to the extent such use by only privately owned vehicles does not interfere with or impede access to the equipment by Federal fleet vehicles.
Thanks to Sarah Olexsak of DOE for passing along this big news!
U.S. Government Federal Facilities that allow workplace charging of personal electric vehicles:
Congress has passed legislation to allow members of Congress to charge their personal EVs at congressional parking lots in the Capitol grounds (DC).
Department of Defense (DOD)
Navy Exchanges (NEX) in California and Maryland have deployed charging stations, with more on the way.
Department of Energy (DOE)
The DOE allows charging at the Forrestal (DC) and Germantown (MD) headquarters buildings, with funds collected through the garage operator.
The DOE also allows charging at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a DOE government research laboratory in Richland, Washington (WA). There are twelve level two charging stations available for employee use through the ChargePoint network.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (TN), managed by UT-Battelle for the DOE, has deployed dozens of charging stations as part of a demonstration project.
Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Potomac Yard facility in Alexandria, VA offers charging at its parking location managed by a third-party vendor, with fees collected through the ChargePoint network.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
NASA Kennedy Space Center (FL) has installed a few charging stations.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH in Bethesda, MD has deployed a pilot charging station program on its main campus, currently funded by the NIHFCU. See EVA/DC description of these NIH stations here, and official NIH details here.
The NIH Fishers Lane facility in Rockville, MD, also offers charging at its parking garage managed by a third-party vendor, with fees collected through the Blink network.
Whipple Federal Building
The Whipple Federal Building (MN) is being renovated and will place 18 L2 EVSEs into service in 2014. This building has federal tenants including the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) , Department of Interior (DOI) – Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).