FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395, RPenny@uwb.edu
BOTHELL, Wash. – This Fall the University of Washington Bothell will be receiving six electric vehicle charging stations as part of the ChargePoint America Program.
The Program, funded by a $99.8 million dollar grant from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), allows 11,210 charging stations to be deployed in five states (Arizona, California, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington).
The six UW Bothell stations will be placed inside two parking garages on campus. The electricity will be free, but there will continue to be a charge for the parking space.
This project is in conjunction with the roll out of 4,700 Nissan electric LEAF sedans in the Northwest. With the combination of Nissan’s new vehicle and the new charging stations at UW Bothell, patrons will be able to charge their cars in a convenient and centrally located space.
UW Bothell looks forward to the installation of the six stations sometime in the near future.
For more information about the ChargePoint America Program, visit their website: http://www.chargepointamerica.com/.
About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.