Electric vehicle charging stations are on campus

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Electric vehicle charging stations are on campus

Published: January 21, 2014.

Electric vehicles will now be able to charge their cars on the Lewis University main campus in Romeoville. Two dual electric vehicle (EV) charging stations have been installed and are ready to be used in Parking Lot F.

Lewis University faculty, staff, students and visitors can utilize the stations. The parking lot has four spots reserved for charging electric vehicles. In order to accommodate the current demand of electric vehicle drivers on campus, each station has the ability to quickly charge two vehicles at one time.

The charging fee is $0.25/kilowatt hour used during charging. The stations accept credit/debit cards with a proxy function or a ChargePoint card. Those with questions about the types of cards accepted, how to order a ChargePoint card, or how to use the stations, may call the help line at 1-888-758-4389.

Drivers are required to move their vehicles when charging is completed to allow others the ability to charge. The stations are reserved for charging vehicles only. No parking is allowed except for vehicles that need to charge. Non-electric vehicles that park in these four spots will be ticketed.

The decision to install the charging stations was made after a survey of the Lewis University community showed there was a demand for them. Most of those submitting the survey supported installing the stations on campus. More than 60 people indicated that they would consider purchasing an electric vehicle in the future after the installation of the stations.

The program was partially funded through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Rebate Program.

For more information, contact Jaclyn Boyle, facilities coordinator for sustainability and administration, at boyleja@lewisu.edu or (815) 836-5716.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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