Triton installs electric car charging stations

Triton College has further fueled its quest in becoming an eco-friendly campus by installing electric car charging stations around campus.

Open to the community for use, five ChargePoint® Level-2 dual charging stations (240 volts) have been installed and are marked with a green designated parking sign. Locations include near the Robert M. Collins Center; the Advanced Technology Building (M-Building); the Student Center; the Liberal Arts Building (E-Building); and the Industrial Careers Building (T-Building).

Electric car charging rates are $1 an hour for Triton students, faculty and staff and $2 an hour for the public. Most electric cars take about four hours for a complete charge with a Level-2 charger, as compared to a Level-1 charging station (120 volts) which can double the time.

To use the electric car charging stations, customers must contact ChargePoint at the number listed on the charging stations to begin a session and/or setup a ChargePoint account, after which customers will receive their ChargePoint card in the mail. Visit chargepoint.net for more information.

The charging stations are made possible through a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and is Triton's latest initiative in supporting sustainability and providing cutting-edge technology on its campus.