UTEP Installs Ten Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

May 16, 2012


EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas at El Paso is primed for plugging in by students, staff and visitors.

UTEP on Wednesday announced 10 electric vehicle charging stations are now operating.

The stations are located at the Sun Bowl and Schuster parking garages, plus the Mike Loya Academic Services Building.

UTEP says the 220-volt stations are made possible by a $256,000 Texas State Energy Conservation Office grant. The money was approved in 2009 for the City of El Paso in partnership with UTEP.

An additional $98,000 state grant, approved last June, will pay for more vehicle charging stations by the end of 2012.




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