Western Michigan University officials say 20 electric vehicle charging stations ready for free use
"There’s no other university in the nation that has this many charging stations," said WMU University Relations Director Cheryl Roland. "It’s fairly unusual for us to have."
A majority of the electric charging stations can be found near the Miller Auditorium parking ramp, by the university’s 50-kilowat photovoltaic (PV) array that was installed in November 2011. The 15 charging stations near the Miller ramp are powered by the 18-panel array.
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