Hancock Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Santa Maria Campus

The charging stations will operate 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

EV chargers OCTOBER 15, 2019-- Allan Hancock College announced the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at its Santa Maria campus on Oct. 15.

The four dual-port, level two charging stations are available not only to Hancock students, staff and faculty but to the public as well. The stations can charge up to eight vehicles and are located in Parking Lot 1 near the corner of Bradley Road and Sierra Madre Avenue, just south of building C and northeast of building S at the college’s Santa Maria campus at 800 South College Drive.

The purchase and installation of the charging stations was approved by the college's Facilities Council and the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District Board of Trustees. The project was spearheaded by members of the college’s Sustainability Committee.

“One of the goals of our committee is to promote being conscious stewards of the environment in our community,” said committee co-chair and Hancock Landscape Supervisor for

Facilities Operations Gerald Domingues. “This project demonstrates that Hancock is a leader in our community when it comes to sustainability.”

The charging stations will operate 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Vehicles parked in the stations do not need a Hancock parking pass as long as they are actively using the charging stations. Hancock students, staff and faculty can charge their vehicles at a discounted cost.

The stations are located only a half-mile from the US-101 freeway’s Stowell Road exit and within walking distance of several local restaurants and stores. The charging stations will also be convenient for community members attending sporting events, PCPA performances, college graduations and other events on Hancock’s Santa Maria campus.

The cost to purchase and install the stations was partially funded with a $40,000 grant from the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District. 

“This grant was critical to helping Hancock fund this project,” said Sustainability Committee co-chair and Hancock Payroll Technician Keri Common. “This project is a wonderful way to show that Hancock is committed to sustainability and innovation.”

The charging stations utilize cloud-based technology and are operated by ChargePoint, which operates more than 102,400 charging stations worldwide.

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Caption: Assistant English Professor Janae Dimick was the first Allan Hancock College employee to use one of four new electric vehicle charging stations at the college's Santa Maria campus.

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Last Modified Oct 16, 2019