Project Category: Research/Study
The UVM Electric Vehicle Charging Station Feasibility Study evaluated how best to bring electric vehicle charging stations to the University of Vermont campus. The feasibility study was intended to be the first phase of a two phase effort to bring charging stations to campus. After this plan was to be completed, the goal was to seek funds from Clean Energy Fund or other sources to bring the ideal number and type of charging stations to campus. The second phase of this effort was expected to range from anywhere from $3,000 to $125,000 depending on the number and type of charges.
CEF Award: $6,995. Expenditure as of May 2015: $5,100. Project Champions: Clean Cities Program, Transportation & Parking.
5/2016: Phase two of the EV Charging Station work has already begun: on May 4, 2016, Burlington Electric Department and UVM celebrated the installation of four EV charging stations, with anticipation of more to come. See the press release.
2/2016: The feasibility study was instrumental in creating a partnership with Burlington Electric Department and subsequently the plan to establish four dual post charging stations on campus. Two of the stations are in the ground and ready to be turned on/activated. The remaining two are scheduled to be installed by Commencement 2016. This effort was initially led my Michelle McCutcheon-Schour and now Abby Mattera Bleything who both, with research student interns Kensey Hanson and Brian Orleans.
10/2014: Focus Group Presentation