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Electric Car Charging Stations

With the rise in the number of electronic vehicles (EVs) on the road, the proliferation of EV charging stations is becoming important to support the increased demand in metropolitan cities around the country. The City of Atlanta led the nation with a 52 percent increase in 2013 EV sales* from the third to the fourth quarter according to ChargePoint.com.  To meet the community’s growing demand, Georgia State University introduced and installed EV charging stations for the first time two years ago. In May of this year, Georgia State University replaced its previous EV charging station vendor with the more affordable ChargePoint charging stations to better serve EV drivers on campus.

ChargePoint* is the largest and most open EV charging network in the world, and offers more affordable pricing structures than the previous charging station vendor on campus. Conveniently located in the bottom of G Deck (Collins Street entrance), lower M Deck entrance, and at the W Lot, the ChargePoint charging rate is just $1.00 per hour for the first four hours, and $5.00 for each additional hour thereafter.  ChargePoint also conveniently allows EV drivers to check charging station availability  on campus in real time at https://na.chargepoint.com/charge_point, which helps to reduce traffic congestion.

In order to use the charging stations on campus, EV drivers should register to receive a ChargePoint Card by visiting https://na.chargepoint.com/register. Once a ChargePoint card is obtained and activated, visiting EV drivers can park on campus at G Deck or M Deck at a discounted parking rate of $3.00. While a guest at Centennial Hall or the Alumni Center, the charging station at W Lot is an available option. Georgia State University faculty and staff with payroll deduction permits and students with semester permits are allowed to enter G and M Deck with valid ChargePoint Cards.