Electric Vehicles Charge Ahead on College Campuses


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As college and university students across the country return to school this month, ChargePoint – the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network – today released new data showing an increase in on-campus EV charging.

There are currently 1,134 charging spots at colleges and universities on the ChargePoint network. That’s up about 35%, with just 838 at this time last year. On-campus EV charging is still relatively new, with the first ChargePoint station installed at the end of 2010 at Pasadena City College.

“American universities are often our hubs of innovation and technology” said Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint’s CEO. “It is no wonder adoption of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure has prospered on college campuses. Our data demonstrates which colleges and universities are leading the way when it comes to supporting low and zero emission vehicles. We hope this helps spur friendly competition between campuses to be the greenest institutions in the world.”

With 38 on-campus charging spots, the University of California at Davis has the most of any university on the ChargePoint network.

Here are the top 5 colleges and universities with the most ChargePoint EV charging spots:

  • University of California at Davis: 38
  • Towson University, Maryland: 36
  • Santa Clara University, California: 26
  • Western Michigan University: 22
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 21

To find out if your local college or university offers EV charging, check out ChargePoint’s real-time station locator.

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    • jeffhre

      Yay, PCC! Go Ags!

      College campuses actually let you use their chargers. Employers and secondary schools, want no “strangers” touching their often supported-by-public funds equipment.