CC installs electric vehicle charging station

Colorado College has installed an electric vehicle charging station.

For 75 cents per hour, anyone can plug in and charge up in the parking lot at 830 N. Nevada Ave. on the college campus just north of downtown.

CC alumni Jim Burness arranged for ChargePoint to donate the station.

The college’s sustainability council allocated another $2,500 from the 2012 Campus Annual Sustainability Projects Program budget to pay for the charging station’s installation.

The charging station is just another in a series of green initiatives from the school, which has pledged to be completely self sufficient by 2020.

“In combination with electricity generated from renewable sources, electric vehicles will significantly reduce carbon emissions and play an important role in advancing smarter grid technology. We hope our public charging station in downtown Colorado Springs will encourage these emerging technologies on a local scale,” said Emily Wright, CC’s sustainability coordinator.