Electric vehicle charging stations delayed1 min read


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PHOTOSHOPPED - An electric car charger is pictured at De Anza Parking Lot B.

Lydia Tuan, Staff Writer

Electric vehicle charging stations in De Anza College’s Lot B parking lot will begin operating this month, according to a report to the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees March 4.

A year ago, De Anza labeled 19 parking spaces as electric vehicle charging stations, but none of the charging stations had been installed by last week.

Ten stations will be installed, allowing electric vehicle users the opportunity to fully charge their vehicles in four to eight hours, according to the report.

Users will be able to track their vehicles’ charging progress with a mobile app, and the cost to charge can be made through PayPal or by credit or debit card.  Students and faculty using the electric vehicle charging stations will be expected to have quarter appropriate parking permits as well.

Funding for the stations came from Measure C as part of De Anza’s Photovoltaic Project.

The district will charge 55 cents per kilowatt-hour to cover its costs with the goal of having the chargers be cost-neutral, according to the report. The college may install ten more chargers at a cost of $10,000 each.

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