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Stanford joins the Workplace Charging Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge is designed to encourage employers to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. Stanford has increased its EV charging stations to 14 stations and plans to add significantly more in 2016.

As part of its sustainability efforts, Stanford University Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS) is participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge. Stanford joins businesses and organizations across the country that have committed to support the increase of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging infrastructure at workplaces.

As part of the Challenge, P&TS will be assessing PEV demand and developing a plan to meet this need. Stanford currently offers 14 Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations located in high-demand parking areas on campus. The university plans to significantly increase charging stations on campus in 2016.

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure can help commuters double the commuting range of their electric vehicles. It also is consistent with Stanford’s sustainability goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the university’s operations.

The U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center provides a comparison of electricity sources and annual vehicle emissions based on ZIP Codes. For Stanford’s ZIP Code, the data show conventional gas vehicles with annual CO2 emissions of 14,815 pounds compared to 4,152 pounds for electric vehicles.

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Electricity sources and emissions 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center




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