11-14 ev-station.jpgNorthwestern began installing four free charging stations on the Evanston campus in November for commuters and visitors who drive electric hybrid vehicles (EVs).

The stations are part of a partnership with Schneider Electric. Two of the stations are on the first parking level of the new North Campus Parking Structure, and the other two are in the parking facility within the new Segal Visitors Center at the south end of campus. The stations should be operational by early 2015 and will be easily identifiable by wall signage.

“The initiative to support EVs at Northwestern is a no-brainer," said Rob Whittier, Northwestern's director of sustainability. "It’s a logical step in our commitment to sustainability and greenhouse gas reduction and is aligned with our faculty’s pioneering research on batteries and energy storage.”

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