Over the next few weeks, millions of Americans will return to schools, colleges, and universities. They will return to teaching and preparing the next generation for leadership and extraordinary new research. With this renewed focus on education, this week we’re focusing on five universities that have made electric vehicle charging part of their plans to reduce emissions on campus.  

University of Central Florida

As a commuter campus, the University of Central Florida made reduced emissions and clean fuels part of its Climate Action Plan in 2010. In the five years since UCF first purchased SemaConnect stations, the university has now added charging stations to five parking lots and garages across campus.

Touro University

Touro University, a leader in graduate healthcare education, has EV charging stations at two different campuses: Touro University Nevada, located in Henderson, and Touro University California, located in Vallejo. In California, Touro University has installed four stations near the library and student health clinic. Touro University Nevada also has a SemaConnect charging station for its employees and students. As a university focused on healthcare, green amenities like EV charging stations make sense.

DePaul University

DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois views sustainability as part of its urban mission. The two SemaConnect stations in the Clifton visitor garage support the campus visitors who drive into Chicago for a few hours and need a boost. DePaul’s commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability also includes solar panels and LEED certification for other buildings on campus.

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas has three SemaConnect charging stations in Cain Garage near Kyle Field. In a state known for agricultural and environmental research, where “football is king,” it’s only fitting that Texas A&M would have EV charging stations in a central campus location.

Portland State University

Portland State University has two SemaConnect charging stations at the Market Center Building. Located in downtown Portland, in a state working to decrease emissions, PSU’s EV charging program supports the university’s green research and sustainability plans.

There are many reasons why organizations such as colleges and universities install EV charging stations. While some purchase smart charging stations as an employee amenity for faculty and staff, many are realizing that EV charging can significantly support a campus-wide sustainability plan.

Want to learn more about how EV charging can support academic research and sustainability goals? Click here to learn more about the role of EV charging at a college campus.