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Electric car stations ramp up at Stony Brook

Five electric vehicle charging stations have been operating in relative obscurity at Stony Brook University over the past three years, and according to the Director of Sustainability & Transportation Operations, James O’Connor, the university is looking to expand.

“We launched with four of them over at the Advanced Energy Center near the Research & Development Park about three years ago,” O’Connor said. “Depending on feedback from faculty staff, students and visitors, we’re going to look to potentially add more on campus.”

The stations currently are not easily available to students, but staff who are willing to travel to the south side of campus near R&D Park are able to charge up.

“They’re a little bit off the radar for students,” said O’Connor, adding that the Office of Sustainability has “recently started to expand the stations and bring them towards campus.”

“To date, the university has received a few inquiries for such stations in and near the Administration Parking Garage,” he said.

President Stanley received a plug-in vehicle and a plug-in charger located in the Admin Parking Garage, according to O’Connor.
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