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UNR gets new electric vehicle charging stations

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UNR's charging stations allow electric vehicle owners to charge vehicles while working, studying or visiting campus.

UNR’s charging stations allow electric vehicle owners to charge vehicles while working, studying or visiting campus.

The University of Nevada, Reno, in partnership with NV Energy, is unveiling new charging station at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, inside the West Stadium Parking Complex, level three. UNR’s parking services will demonstrate how the stations and charge cards work.

“NV Energy and the University partnered to bring these stations to campus as a way of actively promoting alternate modes of transportation and sustainability,” said Michelle Horton, parking and transportation services assistant director.

The two charging stations are in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex and West Stadium Parking Complex. To use the charging stations, faculty, staff, students and campus visitors must obtain an annual or daily parking permit.

Users must go online to register to use the stations. Visit www.chargepoint.com. Create an account to obtain an access card. Parking services will pick up the cost of the electric consumption from these stations.

“To charge a vehicle at the station in either parking structure, the user must have the appropriate yearlong parking permit or obtain a daily permit,” Horton said.

Thursday’s demonstration includes representatives from NV Energy as well as students, staff and faculty. The event should take approximately 20-30 minutes. Contact Michelle Horton at 775-784-4654 or [email protected] for information.