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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Available at UCM

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (Jan. 30, 2017) – Helping to  promote energy efficiency among students, faculty and staff members who commute to campus, the University of Central Missouri has  recently installed new commercial charging stations for electric vehicles.

According to Mike Papasifakis, parking services sergeant in the UCM Department of Public Safety, charging stations were installed during the winter break, and were made possible in cooperation with Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L). Eight CT 4000 ChargePoint charging stations were provided, each one having the ability to serve two parking spaces at one time. Three stations are placed in student Lot 13; two in retail Lot 14, which is next to The Crossing – South and Holden; and three in faculty/staff Lot 18, near Planet Sub.

These are the first charging stations on campus, and the only public charging stations currently available in Warrensburg.  Individuals who have electric vehicles with a charging port can currently use these stations free of charge. UCM will continue to look at how these stations are used to determine if there is a demand for additional charging stations, Papasifakis said. KCP&L would determine if a charge for use of these stations is needed in the future.

UCM appreciates the opportunity to work with KCP&L to make this opportunity possible in cooperation with the automaker, Nissan, which provided funding for this project. The company made the equipment possible, including covering construction costs. UCM’s Office of Facilities Planning and Operations (FPO) assisted with installation.

“We benefit from having these charging stations for vehicle use, but there is an additional benefit to having these stations near The Crossing because they contribute to our LEED certification for that facility,” said Chris Bamman, director of FPO.  LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a designation given to buildings that meet certain energy efficiency standards.