Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at the University of Arkansas

Did you know?

The University of Arkansas has a free* charging station available for electric vehicles!

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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In August 2010, the 1,500 parking space Garland Parking Garage was completed to accommodate the U of A’s continuously expanding population of students, faculty and staff commuters.  In the process of designing and building this new garage, the University of Arkansas Transit and Parking department was approached by the company ChargePoint, an electric vehicle charging company that installs charging stations nationwide.  ChargePoint offered to pay for and install one of their charging stations within the Garland Parking Garage.  As the University of Arkansas is always looking for ways to offer sustainable choices to its students, faculty and staff, the transit department readily accepted ChargePoint’s generous offer.

How can people us the EV Charging Stations?

Andy Gilbride

According to Andy Gilbride, Education and Instruction Specialist in the U of A Department of Transit and Parking, using the EV charging stations is relatively simple.  The charging station is located in parking spot 1276 on level B2 of the Garland Parking Garage at 650 N. Garland Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701.  Directions for using the ChargePoint station are listed on the U of A parking website. *While the ChargePoint Station’s electricity is free to use by all, one must obtain a parking permit or pay the hourly price to park in the parking garage.  There are no incentives being offered to those who own electric cars and use the charging stations, but once the station usage increases, the transit department will look into installing more charging stations.

Do you have an Electric Vehicle at the University of Arkansas?

Share your experience and photos of you using the ChargePoint EV Charging Station with the Office for Sustainability at sustain@uark.edu or leave a comment below.

Do you have experience using ChargePoint on your college campus?  Leave us a comment on its performance or how you have marketed it to your campus community.  Make sure to leave a link to your website.

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