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  Vehicle Charging Stations, University of North TexasVehicle Charging Stations, University of North Texas


University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311277, Denton, Texas 76203-5017

General Description

Location: University of North Texas
Construction Period: Feb 2012 to May 2013
Foundation: Concrete pad.




In its efforts to remain a strong leader in sustainability, the University of North Texas completed the purchase, construction, and installation of six Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in May 2013. The project was made possible in part by the EV Project, a partnership between ECOtality and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to promote the installation of EV stations throughout the country. Officially begun in October 2009, the EV Project is supported by approximately $115 million in DOE funding as well as over $100 million in partner matching funds. For UNT, the installation of the six charging stations was funded through a $13,500 grant from ECOtality as well as $28,499.07 from UNT,s We Mean Green Fund - a $5 per long-semester student fee utilized to fund sustainability projects on campus. Inspiration for the project came in February 2012 when former undergraduate student Matthew McCallum and UNT staff member Brad Holt submitted the project to the We Mean Green Fund Committee to fund infrastructure for electric vehicles and promote alternative transit options on campus.

ECOtality manages three businesses dedicated to electric transportation technologies to include Blink, Minit-Charger, and ETEC Labs. The Blink pedestal charging stations are a popular EV station that can be found in the parking lots of universities, parks, corporate offices, large and small businesses, and government buildings across the country. UNT's EV stations can be found in three locations across the campus with two charging units at each location. Each location allows for handicap accessibility and was selected to provide optimum access to UNT's main campus and are available to faculty, staff, students, and the general public. Rates for the charging station include $2.00 an hour for guests and $1.00 an hour for those with a Blink membership.

The construction work was managed and completed by UNT's Facility department.

As a signatory of the American College & University President's Climate Commitment, and a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, UNT's EV charging station project is part of a greater initiative on campus to encourage the adoption of efficient technology and sustainable behaviors.

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Vehicle Charging Station: Blink

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