EV charging stations now available on campus

Roger Coda
Staff members next to EV charging station

Gathering near the charging station at Gregory Hall are (from left): FSA Executive Director Darin Schulz, Director of Facilities Services Kevin Cloos, and Assistant Director, Energy and Mechanical Systems Tim Bentham.

Recharging an electric vehicle’s battery at SUNY Fredonia is as close as parking lots adjacent to Gregory, Fenton and Dods halls.

The three charging stations – each with dual ports – are fully operational and can be utilized seven days a week, 24 hours a day by members of the campus community, as well as the general public. They are Level 2 stations that use 208-24 volts at 30 amps. Parking spaces reserved solely for active electric vehicle charging have been established at all three locations.

These dedicated charging spaces are identified by signage and stencils on adjoining pavement.

The charging cost is $0.30 per kWh. The driving range delivered by Level 2 charging stations can be up to 25 miles for each hour, though that can vary with the type of car and the battery.

To use a charging station, motorists are to download the app that will show if the units are available or are currently charging another vehicle.

Installation of the ChargePoint stations went better than expected, Director of Facilities Services Kevin Cloos noted, as existing conduit in the ground was utilized, so excavation costs were much lower.

The charging stations are a joint project of the Faculty Student Association (FSA) and Facilities Services.

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