Car charging stations installed in parking decks

February 21, 2012

Peoria, IL (February 20, 2012) Bradley University has installed three auto charging stations in campus parking decks to serve students, faculty and staff with electric and hybrid cars. The addition of the charging stations is part of the University’s sustainability initiative and is believed to be one of the first such installations in the Peoria area.

Each station has a screen with simple user-friendly instructions and a universal standard connection. All major credit cards will be accepted at the stations and the cost is 75 cents per hour for charging. A fully discharged battery can be recharged in 3 to 4 hours.

“As ownership of electric vehicles increases there will be a growing need for such power stations. Bradley is looking to the future and will be prepared to serve the campus community’s needs,” said Gary Anna, Bradley’s Vice President for Business Affairs.   

Bradley’s other efforts to reduce impact on the environment include the construction of green buildings, initiatives to be more energy efficient, conversion of publications from paper to electronic, a comprehensive recycling program, and a composting program.

Bradley is a private, independent university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 6,000 students the choice of more than 100 academic programs. Bradley links academic excellence, experiential learning and leadership development with an entrepreneurial spirit for a world-class education. Our size provides students with extensive resources not available at most private colleges and the personal attention not commonly found at large universities.