Electric vehicles are the future, and more drivers are choosing EVs over gas-powered automobiles. Consumers are beginning to care more about the environment and are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
There is something standing in the way of a full EV adoption for many consumers. They worry about the lack of charging stations. One way to address drivers’ concerns is by installing EV chargers on campus. The infrastructure not only benefits EV drivers in the community but also the university.
Benefits of Having EV Charging Stations on Campus
Let’s look at a few reasons campus EV chargers make sense.
Installing EV chargers on campus comes with a cost that may exceed some university budgets. Higher learning establishments can take advantage of incentive programs to help offset the expense.
Right now, 45 states and the District of Columbia are offering incentives to individuals, businesses, and schools that choose to install EV charging stations. Funding is also available for electric school buses through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Universities can receive full or partial funding for their EV charger installation project.
If your university or school would like to add an additional revenue stream to your educational facility, EV chargers could be the way to do it. In our blog; How to Make Money from an EV Charging Station, we take a look at how EV charger operators can create a lucrative revenue stream using their charging infrastructure.
Attract Top Faculty and Students
Students look at all aspects of a university, before deciding on where they want to go. As EVs become more popular, applicants will want to attend a university that offers EV charging on campus. Faculty also want to plug their vehicles in during the day.
A 2021 survey by the Princeton Review finds that a university’s commitment to the environment is a deciding factor for 75% of college applicants. As EV sales continue to rise, before long all students and staff will be driving electric vehicles.
Reduce Your Environmental Impact with Apogee Charging Solutions
Universities are creating sustainability programs and taking large steps toward reducing campus carbon emissions. Installing EV charging stations on campus is one way universities can reduce their environmental impact.
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