Charge it up! Electric vehicle charging stations

Tom Pedersen, executive director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), plugged in his Nissan Leaf electric vehicle for its inaugural on-campus charge on April 3 at one of UVic’s new electric vehicle charging stations. Two level-2 (240 volt) 60-amp stations are now available for use by faculty, staff, students and visitors to campus outside the Campus Security Building in parking lot #2. Located in metered parking spaces, the charging stations cost $1.50 per hour for a maximum of two hours.

Funding was provided by the provincial government’s Community Charging Infrastructure Project, an incentive program that has funded over 500 electric vehicle charging stations across BC.


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Keywords: Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, clean energy

People: Tom Pedersen

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