Juice up at Camosun's first electric vehicle charging station at Interurban Campus. Thanks to the sponsorship of Robbins Parking, charging your vehicle is free with the purchase of a regular parking meter ticket.
Electric vehicle charging stations at Camosun
There are three electric vehicle charging stations at the Interurban campus:
- One stall located in lot P2, behind the Jack White building
- Four stalls located in P9, east of the CTEI building
- Two stalls in the small CTEI lot, on the east side of the CTEI building
Please note that these stalls are reserved for electric vehicle charging only. While charging is free, all vehicles using the stations must display a valid parking permit or meter ticket. Out of courtesy to others, please limit your stay to 3 hours. Every session is monitored.
Charging your vehicle at Camosun
1. Purchase a parking permit from a Robbins meter at Camosun.
2. Park in the Electric Vehicle Charging Station parking stall.
3. Pay with your Flo charging card or mobile app, Visa Paywave or Mastercard Paypass card
Detailed instructions on how to charge your electric vehicle.
Robbins Parking supports innovations that lessen the impact of the transportation industry on our environment. We are proud to sponsor this electrical charging station at Camosun College.
Dan Sawchuck, President, Robbins Parking
Where can I find other charging stations?
For a comprehensive listing of the electric vehicles charging stations near you visit PlugShare.
Electric vehicles in BC
In April 2012, the Province of BC announced a $2.7 million Community Charging Infrastructure Fund to support a province-wide network of electric vehicle charging stations in 2012-2013. See the news release and backgrounder on the Province of BC website.
The goal is to build 570 charging stations serving members of the public or fleets, with participation of municipalities, regional governments, First Nations communities, BC businesses and other organizations. This charging infrastructure is an important step in offering drivers options away from home.
The CCI grant provided Camosun, along with many other sites in the region, the financial boost it needed make this technology a reality. As the market for electric vehicles grows, this infrastructure will support transportation that it is a little more CO2-friendly. It's not the only solution, but it is a step in the right direction.
The Fund is overseen by the BC Ministry of Environment and BC Ministry of Energy and Mines, and administered by the Fraser Basin Council. As of March 28, 2013, there were 431 plug-in electric vehicles that had been sold under the Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) incentive program; we hope that the extension of the CEVforBC™ incentive program will see that number double in the next year.
Check out this New York Times article: How Green are Electric Cars? Depends on Where You Plug it In.
The e-charging station at Interurban campus.
Students installing the solar array used to power the charging station.