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Stony Brook University's Electric Vehicle Charging Station

SBU ADDS SIX ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

STONY BROOK, NY, July 14, 2014 –Stony Brook University will add six new electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) on main campus by this summer, bringing the total number of EVCS on campus to 10. The new charging stations compliment the University’s four existing stations, which are located at the Advanced Energy Center in the Research and Development Park installed approximately three years ago.  These stations are being added to support a growing number of students, faculty, staff and visitors who drive plug-in vehicles and are seeking energy resources while on campus.

Each station will supply electricity to two parking spaces in the following parking lots; Stadium parking lot:  Administration parking garage (on the 3rd level); Life Sciences lot; Heavy Engineering lot; and, near the Life Sciences 2 parking lot located off of Lake Drive.

electric vehicle charging stationThe existing EVCS located in the Administration parking garage stations were provided to the University through Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2013 Charge New York Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to create a statewide network of up to 3,000 public and workplace charging stations over the next five years and to put up to 40,000 plug-in vehicles on the road during that period. SBU charging station fee is $3 per hour, per space; instructions are located at the station, and all vehicles parked in an EVCS space must be charging.

“The new charging stations have been installed in close proximity to the Academic Mall, thereby encouraging our community to utilize plug-in vehicles which have less of an impact on the natural environment,”  explained James Ambroise, SBU Transportation & Parking Site Manager. 

SBU plans to evaluate electric vehicle charging station use and consider additional locations, as warranted by demand and University feedback. For additional information, please contact the SBU Office of Sustainability at (631) 632-6219 or via email at; sustainability@stonybrook.edu.

 In order to minimize our impact on the natural environmental, parking meters now exclusively accept credit or debit card payments at solar powered metered lot pay stations. Discontinuing the need to collect coins on campus will save approximately 560 gallons of gasoline annually.

About Stony Brook University’s Office of Sustainability

The Stony Brook University Office of Sustainability works as a proponent for positive change by partnering with the university community to help develop a sustainable culture. The Office of Sustainability utilizes the campus as a real world setting for student interaction and develops sustainable programs and services in order to decrease the University's impact on the natural environment. The Office serves as a resource for best practices of sustainable solutions that look to increase operating efficiencies, promote environmental awareness and conserve resources. Focusing on advocacy, policy development, reporting and communication, the Office utilizes a multifaceted approach to increase the University's sustainability programs.  For more information about the SBU Office of Sustainability, please visit:  www.stonybrook.edu/sustainability

About Stony Brook University’s Department of Transportation & Parking Operations

The Department of Transportation & Parking Operations provides essential sustainable transportation and parking solutions for Stony Brook University on the following campuses: Main Campus (West and South), Stony Brook Southampton, and the Research & Development Park.  For more information, please visit:

www.stonybrook.edu/transportation

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