Governor’s Installs Four Electronic Vehicle Charging Stations on Campus

Governor’s Installs Four Electronic Vehicle Charging Stations on Campus

Before holiday break, the Facilities Department installed and tested four electronic vehicle (EV) charging stations on campus.

The charging stations, located in the Whiston•Bragdon Arena parking lot, are open to any Governor’s community member who drives an EV. EV owners will need to download the AmpUp app on their phone, plug their EV into the charger, and type in our access code. Those who are interested in using the charging station should email Chief Financial Officer Cindy Fanikos or Director of Facilities Tom Woodruff P’25 for the access code.

“We are always looking for opportunities to add to our existing green infrastructure on campus and installing these EV chargers was a great opportunity to do so. They help make the decision to drive an EV easier for those in our campus community. We hope to eliminate the questions, ‘where will I plugin’ for those who attend, work at, or visit Govs frequently when considering an EV as their next vehicle,” said Woodruff.

During this pilot phase, Governor’s EV charging stations are set up as “private" in the AmpUp app and are free to any member of our community. We will track usage over the remainder of the school year and determine the conditions of our official launch in fall 2022.

To offset the cost of the EV charging stations and their installation, Governor’s took advantage of two grants: one from Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) and another from National Grid’s Electric Vehicle Charging Station Program. Funding from these programs offset nearly two-thirds of the total project cost.

Of Governor’s commitment to sustainability, Fanikos said, “Govs has a strong history of prioritizing sustainability and environmental responsibility including projects and initiatives such as the solar arrays on the Alumni Gym and Wilkie Center for the Performing Arts as well as the Alfond Dining Hall taking part in a food composting program that prevents approximately 90,000 lbs of food waste a year from going into a landfill.”