Big charge on campus: EV charging at US colleges increases by 35%

CHARGEPOINT

It’s back-to-school time, and many of the nation’s college and university students will return to campus to find more EV charging stations than ever.

ChargePoint reports that there are currently 1,134 charging spots at colleges and universities in its network, an increase of about 35% from the same time last year. On-campus EV charging is still a fairly new phenomenon – the first ChargePoint station was 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.”

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Unsurprisingly, the University of California at Davis, a center for EV-related research, takes the prize for the most charging spots in the US, with 38 ChargePoint stations. Running a close second is Towson University in Maryland, with 36 spots, followed by Santa Clara University in California (26), Western Michigan University (22) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (21).

 

Source: ChargePoint

  • Dr Zook

    Since there are approximately 4600 institutions of higher learning in the US having only 1134 charging stations is only a small pittance. But it is a start and you san see that several University’s have made a genuine attempt to dedicate themselves to changing that.