AUSTIN (KXAN) - With the startup of classes for the new session, Austin Community College reminds students and the public that electric car charging stations are available for use.
There are a total of 18 charging stations are located at campuses in Austin and Round Rock. Each location has charging stations that are open to the public. An ACC parking permit is not required to use the stations.
Charging is available for $2 per hour, payable on-site with a credit or debit card. For the Plug-In EVerywhere stations, Austin Energy also offers a $25 six-month subscription swipe card for unlimited charging at any network location.
The spots also are available for use by ACC students and employees participating in the Green Car parking program for fuel-efficient/low-emissions vehicles. Parking and charging in the spaces are limited to four hours at a time.
"Providing electric-vehicle charging stations extends the college's commitment to sustainability," said Andy Kim, director of environmental stewardship. "This allows ACC to create a support network for eco-friendly vehicles and to make sustainable living more accessible to students, staff, and the community."
The charging stations are part of the ChargePoint America program; the Austin locations are part of Austin Energy's Plug-In EVerywhere network, developed in partnership with ChargePoint America.
"This network of public charging stations will make it possible for electric-vehicle owners to ‘top off' their batteries at locations easily accessible from almost anywhere in Austin. It should go a long way toward making our customers feel much more comfortable owning and driving electric cars in Austin," said Richard Morgan, Austin Energy's green building and emerging technologies manager.
Austin Energy estimates there will be approximately 36,000 electric vehicles on Austin roadways by 2020.
The locations are located at:
- Rio Grande Campus (Downtown Austin, 1212 Rio Grande St.)
- Pinnacle Campus (Southwest Austin, 7748 Hwy. 290 West)
- South Austin Campus (1820 W. Stassney Lane)
- Eastview Campus (Central East Austin, 3401 Webberville Road)
- Riverside Campus (Southeast Austin, 1020 Grove Blvd.)
- Highland Business Center (Central Austin, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road)
- Service Center (Northeast Austin, 9101 Tuscany Way)
- Northridge Campus (North Austin, 11928 Stonehollow Driive)
- Round Rock Campus (4400 College Park Drive)
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