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Cuesta College adds electric vehicle charging stations to SLO, North County campuses

They are expected to be up and working by the end of January
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Posted at 2:00 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 18:18:06-05

College classes are back in full swing at Cuesta College.

Tuesday marked the first day of the spring semester with some new additions to campus.

There are now 24 electric vehicle charging stations at Cuesta's San Luis Obispo campus and 16 at its North County campus.

The cost to plug in is $1.50 for the first four hours and $2.50 for each additional hour.

Cuesta says it's part of the college's initiative to promote sustainability.

"PG&E funded the electrical and infrastructure work through the college's participation in the company's EV Charge Network - a 3-year program to offer electric vehicle charger installations at select locations in PG&E's service area," Cuesta said in a press release. "Additionally, Cuesta College also received $125K in grants from the Air Pollution Control District to support the purchase and installation of the charging stations."

Dan Troy, Cuesta College vice president of administrative services, told KSBY News, "Students or staff who have their plug-in hybrids or electric vehicles, they need a little extra boost, they can plug in right here at the charger and get about 25 miles per charge for every hour that they plug in."

The charging stations are all expected to be up and running on Monday, Jan. 27.

Students can sign up for classes for the spring semester through Feb. 2.