Parking Operations & Campus Access Management (POCAM) has installed four Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations in the McIver Parking Deck.
The stations are operational and already being put to good use by commuters. The new McIver EV stations bring to total number of charging stations on campus to 13 (9 in Oakland), all of which were supported by grants from the UNCG Green Fund.
The UNCG Green Fund is a campus-based grant program supported by student activity fees and is meant to forward UNCG’s Climate Action Plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The Green Fund was developed by the UNCGreen student club and approved by the Student Government Association in 2015. Over the five years of the Green Fund’s existence, UNCG students have invested over $240,000 to support 48 different sustainability initiatives on campus which address the four elements of UNCG’s definition of sustainability: economics, environment, social equity, and aesthetics. All told, these projects have saved the University approximately $16,000 in utility costs and over 200,000 kWh hours of electricity (equal to about 16 standard homes), annually.
Use of the EV stations is included in the cost of a UNCG designated parking deck permit and are also available for use by daily visitors. That’s right, there’s no charge to charge. But due to their popularity, there is a four-hour charging time limit, so please share.
To learn more about the various multi-modal sustainable transportation options available to the UNCG community (public transit, carpool, scooters, etc.) be sure to visit https://parking.uncg.edu.
To see a list of past and current Green Fund projects and for instructions on how to apply for a grant, visit https://sustainability.uncg.edu/green-fund/.