Electric Vehicle Rentals
In September of 2021, the University made the commitment to become carbon neutral by 2050. Transportation Services has become a partner to help the University reach this goal by adding electric vehicles to its vehicle rental fleet. With the addition of the 2023 Nissan Ariya, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6, the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer, Notre Dame employees now have the opportunity to help make a difference in reducing our carbon footprint both locally and globally.
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV (average 270 miles per charge)
2023 Nissan Ariya EV (average 304 miles per charge)
2024 Chevrolet Blazer (average 324 miles per charge)
2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E (average 312 miles per charge)
Plug the vehicle in while you are at your destination to top off the battery and to keep its temperature ready for use (especially important in winter). Please note: Level 1 chargers can take up to 8 hours to fully recharge a vehicle.
On-Campus Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Notre Dame Utilities continues to support the use of EVs with the continued installation of EV charging stations on campus. For additional information including the location of campus EV charging stations, visit the Sustainability website.
Off-Campus Electric Vehicle Charging
There are several apps to choose from when looking for assistance in locating the nearest EV charger. The following are just a few recommended apps that can provide the assistance you need.
- Electrify America
What EV vehicle renters are saying:
I loved driving the EV car! It was more intuitive than I expected and the controls were very easy to navigate. I didn't have to charge it because it was a very short trip, so I don't have that experience to share. The only thing that I had to get used to was that it was a bit more sensitive when you lift your foot slightly off the acceleration pedal (it slowed much faster than a traditional gasoline powered vehicle). On the whole, it was a great experience: the car was lithe and easy to handle and I'd be excited to rent it again for another ND business trip. Vehicle rented was the Nissan Ioniq 6.
The car drove great, and there was plenty of power for both town and highway driving. I am fairly tall and I didn't have any trouble driving to Grand Rapids and back. Highway driving used a little more battery than in-town driving, but I easily found a FastCharger for a quick 15 minute charge to make sure I could get back to campus. I would definitely drive this vehicle again. Vehicle rented was the Nissan Ioniq 6.